Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


This certificate has an associated pathway map with a course sequence. We recommend using it as reference instead of the course list below.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Data Analytics program is designed to prepare students to model, synthesize, analyze, and present large data sets for business decision making. Courses will focus on the techniques and computer software used in industry to extract data from various data sources, model and integrate that data, and then visualize this data for business decision making and intelligence gathering.


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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Academic Plan
Data Analytics (CER)
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Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
CIS214DE is not equivalent to CIS214DA for the purposes of this certificate and should not be used to complete program requirements. Students who have completed GBS221 can use this course in lieu of GBS220.

Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use a computer spreadsheet program to create, store, modify, and print electronic spreadsheets.
  2. Demonstrate the skills needed to set up, maintain, and use a database management program.
  3. Design and create database structures to store, retrieve, update, and display data in a relational database using SQL.
  4. Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk.
  5. Solve probability applications.
  6. Distinguish between continuous and discrete variables for business intelligence.
  7. Calculate and interpret descriptive statistics for either raw or grouped data.
  8. Use descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and confidence levels for decision making when testing hypotheses.
  9. Use regression and correlation analysis to interpret the results.
  10. Apply data modeling techniques for data visualization and informed decision making.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS214DAAdvanced Excel for Data Analytics3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS220Quantitative Methods in Business (3) OR
GBS221Business Statistics (3)3
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) OR
Satisfactory District math placement (0)0-6

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Full Award Details

First Term
2020 Fall
Final Term
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Occupational Area
Information Technology
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