A short, targeted bootcamp style certificate program in the field of data science, the Data Science Certificate program at South College is designed for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills to perform advanced data analysis for business intelligence—through evaluation, statistics, and the application of extremely large data sets (big data). The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to establish foundations in understanding statistics, data structures, and analytical tools, as well as the foundations of scripting, with extensive exposure to complex and large-scale data analytics. Students focus on applied skills and will be assigned projects to create scripts or software solutions to extract usable information and business intelligence from data sets, including data representation, data processing, and presentation of results.
What can I do with a Data Science Certificate?
DATA ANALYSTBUSINESS ANALYSTVARIOUS CAREERS IN RESEARCH SERVICES
Keys to Success
Utilizing existing courses from South College’s AS/BS degree programs in Computer Science and Information Technology, this bootcamp style certificate program requires no prior knowledge or experience. As students develop in their knowledge and skills, they the opportunity to take industry certification examinations from introductory level data processing to Google analytics. Courses in the program are designed to help provide opportunity to develop a foundational understanding and relevant skills, as well as provide study guides and exam practice for success on certification exams. Individuals who are detail oriented and possess a strong work ethic with integrity and a love for learning typically do well in this program.
South College helps our students thrive by providing hands-on guidance throughout the program. Dedicated, accessible faculty members, small class sizes, available tutors, and the Math Lab and Writing Lab provide needed support for students.
CONTINUING EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions.
I like South College because of the other students and the teachers that go out of their way to make sure you are good. The administration seems to really care. That’s what I like about South College – we are family.
- Eric Lee Miller, Associate of Science in Business Administration
I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.
- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
I considered dozens of schools with similar online programs, but South College was just so proactive and more helpful than the others. It was stress-free for me to enroll and get started. Also, being a military-friendly institution made it easier for me to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits with the Yellow Ribbon Program.