Data Analyst I Certificate

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

The Data Analyst I Certificate of Achievement

  • Prepares students for positions in data collection, data processing, and data analysis
  • Provides a foundation for future training in data science and big data analysis
  • Provides students with the skills to work with others to manage large projects
  • Prepares students to design and manipulate databases with SQL and database management systems
  • Prepares students to write computer programs to access and manipulate data files and databases
  • Prepares students to work with electronic spreadsheets and database management systems to create models and analyze results

You can use this:

  • To enhance career opportunities in data collection, data processing, and data analysis

What will I learn?

  • To manage multiple components, timelines, technology, and people related to data analysis projects.
  • To design, create, query, and manage databases for analytic processing using SQL and DBMS applications.
  • To write computer programs to access and manipulate data files and databases.
  • To analyze data using forecasting, optimization, and changing scenarios and prepare reports using spreadsheets, word processing, and database management programs.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Complete all of the following courses:

Advisory: BSAD C100, ENGL C101, IT C101

54 hours lecture. This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Topics include project management theory, project initiation, planning, and implementation. Additionally, techniques for selecting, monitoring, and controlling are introduced. Students make extensive use of project management software to track resources, tasks, and milestones.

Advisory: BSAD C100, ENGL C101, IT C101, MATH C055

54 hours lecture. This course teaches students how to use computer applications and critical thinking skills to analyze and solve real-world business problems with analytics. Students integrate the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and other software tools to manage and analyze data in order to solve problems. Emphasis is placed on the use of software tools, analysis, and modeling techniques to manage and manipulate data sources for business decision-making.

C-ID ITIS 130 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies

Prerequisite: IT C101

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and models of application development including the basic concepts of program design, data structures, programming, problem solving, programming logic, and fundamental design techniques for event-driven programs. Students receive hands-on experience with a modern application programming language and development platform.

C-ID ITIS 180 Introduction to Database Management Systems

Prerequisite: IT C101. Advisory ENGL C070

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying their structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database using an industrial-strength database management system. The course also covers basic database administration tasks and key concepts of data quality and data security. In addition to developing database applications, the course helps the students understand how large-scale packaged systems are highly dependent on the use of Database Management Systems (DBMSs). Building on the transactional database understanding, the course provides an introduction to data and information management technologies that provide decision support capabilities under the broad business intelligence umbrella.

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This certificate requires 12.0 units and will likely take 1 semester.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

12.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $552 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $720* for books and supplies

Total cost $1,272 for 1 semester


12.0 units

at $388 per unit

Equals $4,656 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $720* for books and supplies

Total cost $5,376 for 1 semester

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.