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Data Analytics, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_DATA
Control Number: 38543

The Data Analytics program 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.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC C280Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology4
CIS C111Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management3
CIS C240SQL Database Development3
or CST C157 SQL Database Development
CIS C250Introduction to Data Analytics3
CIS C260Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS C270Predictive Analytics3
CIS C280Data Visualization3
Total Units29