Data Analytics, SC

Program Description

The Data Analytics degree prepares students with the essential to start in the field of Data Analytics.  The short-term certificate equips students with skills in R for visualizing and understanding data, in SQL for data management, and provides an introduction to Python for Data Science programming.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st semesterUnits
DATA 101 Introduction to Data Science 3
 Semester Total3
2nd semester
DATA 210 Introduction to SQL for Data Science 3
CS 138 Programming for Data Science in Python I 3
 Semester Total6
 Total Units9

Program Requirements

Skills Certificates can consist of a single course or a short set of courses that provide training for entry-level positions or career advancement. These short-term certificates may also prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams.

Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester. Students cannot declare a skills certificate as one's major. Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
DATA 101Introduction to Data Science3
DATA 210Introduction to SQL for Data Science3
CS 138Programming for Data Science in Python I3

Program Outcomes

Students will....

1.Apply practical statistical skills to complete data exploration and visualization

2. Demonstrate data processes using statistical inference in R and data querying

3. Utilize fundamental elements of the Python programming language as it applies to Data Analytics