This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in the field of data analytics or to augment their current job roles with computer-based data analytic skills. Data analytics involves data acquisition, cleaning and preparing datasets for analysis, applying tools to investigate inquiry questions and conveying data-backed conclusions clearly to decision makers. Geared toward degree-holding students, the certificate’s eight-course sequence prepares students with Python and R programming skills to build data pipelines connecting relational databases programming environments and data visualization tools.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Apply programming tools to discover patterns and relationships in data sets.
Design data visualizations for exploratory analysis and persuasive communication.
Construct multi-step analytic tool chains through peer collaboration.