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Data Analytics, Associate of Science

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Data Analytics, Associate in Science

The Associate of Science in Data Analytics will provide students with a solid foundation in the fields of data science, business intelligence, and analytics. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs or to help them advance into careers, such as Business Analytics Specialist, Data Analyst, Data Visualization Developer, Operations Research Analyst, and Market Research Analyst. Topics covered will include statistics, research methods, SQL queries and data views, systems analysis and design, and applied predictive analytics.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the methods, techniques, and tools relevant to data analytics.
  2. Solve organizational problems by applying the methods, techniques, and tools relevant to systems analysis and design.
  3. Demonstrate predictive analytics techniques to common business scenarios.


Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Degree Requirements

Associate in Science General Education Option 1

Course Title Units
Required Courses
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC C280Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology4
CIS C240SQL Database Development3
or CST C157 SQL Database Development
CIS C250Data Analytics 1 - Introduction to Data Analytics3
CIS C260Data Analytics 2 - Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS C270Data Analytics 3 - Applied Predictive Analytics3
CIS C280Data Analytics 4 - Data Visualization3
Total Units26
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 26
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60