About Data Analytics

Companies and nonprofits in just about every field are swimming in data.

Become the person these organizations depend on to organize, retrieve, and draw meaningful conclusions from this data. Prepare yourself for a job or further study in the field of data analytics with our Data Analytics Fundamentals Certificate.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying data management can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals.


Students needing a course substitution approved for any of our certificates need to obtain a signature on their Certificate Petition from the CS department chair.

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 160A Intro to Unix/Linux 2
CS 150A Introduction to SQL Databases and NoSQL 3
MATH 108 Foundations of Data Science 5

Total Units: 10 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 131B Programming Fundamentals: Python 4

Total Units: 4 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 256 (fall semesters only) Data Visualization 3

Total Units: 3

Associate of Science (AS) in Data Science

If you are interested in working with data, you might also consider looking at the Associate of Science in Data Science offered by the mathematics department.