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Data Analytics, Certificate of Achievement


The Certificate of Achievement 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.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • 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 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
Total Units20