This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

The Data Quick Start Certificate of Achievement provides students short-term, foundational data skills using spreadsheet and database software. The program content provides beginning through advanced spreadsheet and comprehensive database skills, as well as application of these skills for data analysis of common business cases problems using spreadsheet and database software.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze data using Microsoft Excel data, financial, and Business Intelligence tools and functions.

  • Create a database to organize, query, and provide data reports using Microsoft Access. 

  • Formulate and present solutions to business case problems using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

Required Courses (8 units) Units
CAT/CIS-98A Introduction to Excel 1.5
CAT/CIS-98B Advanced Excel 1.5
CIS-62 Microsoft Access 3
CIS-94 Data Analysis with Excel and Access 2