Essential Applications of AI Certificate

Join the forefront of technological innovation with the Essential Applications of AI Certificate. This comprehensive program is designed to empower you with the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to navigate the landscape of applied artificial intelligence (AI), emphasizing a no-code approach. You can complete the certificate in one year or less.

This certificate will teach you how to harness the transformative power of AI. Learning how to apply AI technologies in various ways can enhance efficiency, productivity, decision-making and innovation across diverse industries.

The certificate comprises four courses including: Foundational AI, AI Ethics, Prompt Engineering, and No Code Machine Learning. Each course will provide you with practical skills through hands-on learning to prepare you to leverage AI tools and techniques effectively.

You will learn how to create AI applications for solving problems and improving real-world processes. You’ll also learn how to analyze, design and evaluate different prompt systems and how to use machine learning models to classify information, perform data analysis and create data predictions. To ensure you have a core foundation as you learn this rapidly changing technology, you will frequently examine legal and ethical considerations in the development of AI tools and their applications.

Earning the Essential Applications of AI Certificate opens up opportunities for career advancement in roles such as AI specialists, data analysts, prompt engineers, or AI consultants in healthcare, finance, marketing and beyond.


This certificate is all about giving you the tools to dive into the world of applied artificial intelligence (AI), without the need to become a coding expert. We’re here to help you harness the power of AI tools and techniques to tackle problems, make informed, data-driven decisions, and ethically apply AI across various sectors. Whether you're looking to innovate in your current field or pivot to a career in tech, this program has got you covered with practical knowledge and skills that bridge industries.

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Exploring the realm of no-code and low-code AI opens doors to a variety of exciting roles. Here's a peek at some of the professions making the most of these skills:

Low-Code AI Skills

  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Business Intelligence Analysts 

No-Code AI Skills

  • Security Analyst II (Threat Response) 
  • ServiceNow Developer
  • Cyber Security Engineer II 

In 2023, the median salary for AI-related roles in northeastern Illinois reached an impressive $59.02/hr. This highlights the growing value and demand for AI proficiency across industries*.

*Job Posting Analytics, Lightcast Q3 2023 Data Set, September 2023

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