About Data Management

Companies and nonprofits in just about every field are swimming in data. By completing coursework in data management, you can become the person these organizations depend on to organize, retrieve, and draw meaningful conclusions from this data.

You can prepare yourself for a Masters in Data Science with our Data Science certificate, or you can dive into one of our SQL certificates to prepare for a job as a Database Administrator

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 Scientist
  • Database Administrator

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. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 110A (optional, but encouraged for beginners)

Intro to Programming 4
CS 160A Intro to Unix/Linux 2
CS 150A Introduction to SQL Databases and NoSQL 3

Total Units: 9 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 131B

Programming Fundamentals: Python

4

MATH 80 or ECON 5 or PSYCH 5 or LALS 5

(Introductory Statistics Course)

5

Total Units: 9 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 256 (fall only)

Data Visualization 3

Total Units: 3

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 110A (optional, but encouraged for beginners)

Intro to Programming 4
CS 160A Intro to Unix/Linux 2
CS 150A Introduction to SQL Databases and NoSQL 3

Total Units: 9 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 111B or 131B

Programming Fundamentals: Java or Python 4

CS 160B

Unix/Linux Shell Scripting

2

CS 155P (spring only)

MySQL Programming 3

Total Units: 9 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units

CS 211E (spring only) or 231 (spring/fall) or 155B (fall only)

(Advanced Programming/Database Course)

3

CS 177 or CNIT 197 or CNIT 198

Software Engineering OR Work Experience

1-3

Total Units: 4-6

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.