Data Analytics

The Data Analytics program is designed to prepare students to model, synthesize, analyze, and present large data sets for business decision making. Courses will focus on the techniques and computer software used in industry to extract data from various data sources, model and integrate that data, and then visualize this data for business decision making and intelligence gathering.

Program Code

5884 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Data Analytics 

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289

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Transfer Options

When the Data Analytics Certificate of Completion is combined with additional coursework resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website


Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Model, synthesize, analyze, and present large data sets for business intelligence and decision making.

Representative job titles:

  • Entry-level Data Analyst
  • Entry-level Business Analyst
  • Entry-level Systems Analyst

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer systems analysts is expected to increase by 9% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employees with analytics skills will be in demand in specific roles of business analyst or data analyst.  Demand will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy. 

 “The median annual wage for computer systems analysts was $88,270 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competitions