Data Analytics

Understand the logic behind data gathering and analysis and learn to review, analyze, and validate data sets for a wide number of applications. 

Understanding the value and accuracy of data is becoming a vital element of everyday business and knowing the scope and value of data collection will give you an edge that puts you in a prime position as a businessperson. Using data analytics, you can evaluate information from a marketing campaign, for example, and determine what's performing well and what isn't. By carefully analyzing important data, companies are better equipped for setting up future campaigns and goals.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Data Analytics Certification


No. of Classes Required:

2 courses




Computer lab/Face-to-face


Contact Information:



Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED®

Courses in This Program

Introduction to Big Data


Introduction to Data Analytics


What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

Certification can advance your skills and career growth potential as a business analyst, data analyst, business manager, and data scientist. Students may also pursue a certificate or associate degree in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Business Administration, or Business Management.



Data analyst salaries can vary depending on education level, years of experience, industry, location and skills. The average annual salary for data analysts in the United States is $70,033* per year.



* Completion of this program does not guarantee this salary.


Who Teaches This Program?

Chris Graco is a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer who served over 20 years in intelligence-related positions. He was an information technology manager in private industry for several years. He then transferred to the Federal Government where he was responsible for the security and monitoring of servers in the U.S. Mr. Graco now teaches cybersecurity to senior citizens, writes cybersecurity and project management articles for his blog, speaks at conferences, and conducts webinars. He is currently certified in Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds several project management certifications.