Computer & Information Science at College of San Mateo - Data Science and Big Data
Computer & Information Science
CSData Science and Big Data

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.

Career opportunities exist in numerous businesses and industries. Typical entry-level positions include database administrator, database programmer, Big Data engineer, programmer, software developer.

Certificate Requirements
  • 14-16 semester units
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the certificate

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

Plus, select 3-4 units from the following courses:

CIS 133 NoSQL Databases 3 units
CIS 363 Enterprise Database Management with MySQL 4 units