Data Analytics Certificate
Columbus State’s 31-week Data Analytics Workforce Certificate begins with essentials in computer science, followed by coursework with a specific focus on data analytics in relevant business scenarios. This program will equip existing employees with practical, foundation-level skills in data analytics through a hands-on approach.
Registration opens April 1st
Upcoming Program Dates: September 15, 2022- June 8, 2023
Class Times: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 PM
*Must have a minimum of 8 students enrolled to run the certificate.
This course introduces elementary concepts of probability and statistics including data types, graphs of qualitative and quantitative data, numerical summaries of data, concepts from probability, calculating probabilities of simple and compound events, and discrete random variables including binomial random variables. This course serves as a prerequisite for Statistics Fundamentals.
Statistics Fundamentals builds on the material covered in Introduction to Statistics. Topics covered include continuous distributions, including the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, two-sample problems, and regression models. An emphasis will be placed on discovering methods through simulation, and then correlating results with the established methods, such as formulas and tables, as well as an interpretation of results.
This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts and techniques of relational database technology, structured query language, database design, and database management. Students perform hands-on labs with commercial software and databases based on real-world scenarios.
This introductory-level Python programming course teaches students how to analyze a problem and devise a program that solves the problem. Students learn Python syntax and fundamental concepts such as functions, exception handling, and Python data types. Students write their own programs, learn conditional logic, loops, and sequences, and apply what they've learned in hands-on lab activities.
This course will expose students to a typical analytics process from preparing project requirements to presenting project findings in verbal, written, and visual form. To achieve this, students will use a combination of tools, including Python and Tableau, to collect data, clean data, explore and analyze data, build data models, and prepare data visualizations.
The Data Analytics Capstone is the culminating course where students will apply the knowledge and skills gained through the data analytics certificate program to real-world problems in the work environment. The course is based on a data analytics challenge which students evaluate and prepare a presentation with their analysis. The goal of the capstone is to give students the opportunity to make meaningful connections between their learning and the workplace.
Step-by-step guide of how to register
Students can register and pay for the program online via CougarWeb. The online registration process can be completed in about 10 minutes. The above link provides step-by-step registration instructions.
Note: All certificate program participants must have a laptop to access and complete coursework.
Recommended minimum hardware specs:
1.9 GHz or faster processor
8 GB disk space available
8 GB RAM
Operating system: Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.10+
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These programs are offered as non-credit training programs. They build job-ready skills but do not grant college credit.