Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

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
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Data Analytics (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5884
Total Credits Required
18-24
Catalog Year
2020-2021
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 pathway map 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.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

This option may include variable full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester) and/or part-time (11 credit hours or less per semester) status by term due to course prerequisites and scheduling. Speak to an academic advisor for details

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT15+ College Algebra/Functions OR Satisfactory District math placement MA 0–6
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS220 or
GBS221
Quantitative Methods in Business or Business Statistics CS 3
CIS217AM or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS214DA

Option 2 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT15+ College Algebra/Functions OR Satisfactory District math placement MA 0–6
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS220 or
GBS221
Quantitative Methods in Business or Business Statistics CS 3
CIS217AM or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS214DA

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=151175).