Meet with a CSM counselor to discuss how to achieve academic goals and to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP).

University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Certificate of Specialization is designed to introduce students to Data Science and Big Data fundamentals. Students will learn data warehousing architecture, data extraction, management, and load. They will learn to design, develop and administer SQL and NoSQL databases. They will also learn to develop database applications using various programming languages and statistical methods. They will be introduced to Big Data architecture, technologies and analytics. Other topics covered include Cloud computing, security management, machine learning, Agile methodology and Big Data tools. Students will learn to display data using graphics and data visualization.

Computer and Information Science (CS) Requirements

Required Core Courses: 11-12 units Units
CIS 140 R Programming for Big Data 4 units
CIS 364 From Data Warehousing to Big Data 4 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units
Required Selective Courses: Select 3-4 units from the following courses: Units
CIS 133 NoSQL Databases 3 units
CIS 363 Enterprise Database Management with MySQL 4 units
Total Required Units: 14 - 16