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Data Analytics, Certificate of Specialization


The Certificate of Specialization in Data Analytics will provide students with a foundation in the fields of data analytics and business intelligence. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs, such as Business Analytics Specialist, Data Analyst, Data Visualization Developer, Operations Research Assistant, and Market Research Assistant. Topics covered will include an introduction to data analytics, statistics, SQL queries and data views, and data visualizations.

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 Specialization

  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
CIS C240SQL Database Development3
or CST C157 SQL Database Development
CIS C250Data Analytics 1 - Introduction to Data Analytics3
CIS C280Data Analytics 4 - Data Visualization3
Total Units9