Data Science

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

This certificate is designed for students who aspire to master the essential knowledge and skills required for big data storage, discovering, analyzing, visualizing, and application. Students will learn to derive value from vast amounts of data and apply big data analytics techniques to make effective data-driven decisions

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the program will provide students job opportunities in data science.
Data science-related job titles such as data scientist, data analyst, big data analyst, business analyst, and SAS programmer are all possible job opportunities.

The top five industries hiring big data-related expertise include Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Information Technologies, Manufacturing, Finance and Insurance and Retail Trade.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain how big data is useful in business or career.
  • demonstrate understanding of the five Vs of big data (volume,
    velocity, variety, veracity, and value).
  • evaluate the core concepts behind big data problems, applications,
    and systems.
  • analyze big data using statistical methods and techniques.
  • apply big data analytics techniques for effective data-driven
    decision-making.

Required Program Units

CISA 324 Database Management using SQL (2) ……………………..2 – 3
or CISP 350 Database Programming (3)
CISP 301 Algorithm Design and Implementation ………………………… 4
CISP 357 Introduction to Big Data …………………………………………… 4
CISP 358 Data Analysis …………………………………………………………. 4
CISP 359 Big Data Analytics …………………………………………………… 4
Total Required Units 18 – 19

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Student Education Plan | Develop yours!

If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree with this major, it is critical that you meet with a SCC counselor to select and plan courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. Assure you complete your Student Education Plan as soon as possible to meet transfer requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better.