May 20, 2019 Stacey Williams

Data Science Certificate

Welcome to NCCC’s exciting new Data Science Certificate program!

Interested in what Data Science is and where it is used?  See our flyer!

NCCC’s Data Science Certificate provides exposure to key elements of data science including data structures and data sources, programming languages, statistical principles, computing and analytics, data management, machine learning tools, and data science applications.

This certificate must be paired with a transfer associates degree or higher in any field (recommended fields include mathematics, science, computer science, computer programming, business, marketing, and web design).


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Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Master key facets of data investigation, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication
  2. Implement foundational concepts of data computation, such as data structure, algorithms, simulation, and analysis
  3. Utilize various technologies to organize, analyze, explore, and visualize data
  4. Execute data organization, exploration, and develop proficiency in the programming language of R
  5. Apply advanced statistical techniques
  6. Understand machine learning models and their applications


CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications – 3 credits
MAT*167 Principles of Statistics – 3 credits

MAT*222 Statistics II with Technology Apps – 3 credits
DTS*201 Data Science in R – 3 credits

DTS*220 Intro to Machine Learning – 3 credits
**Directed Elective – 3/4 credits

Total Credits 18 (19)

** Directed Elective (see faculty advisor)