Data Mining and Analytics
Graduate Certificate


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Transition to a Career in Tech

Nationwide talent shortage in computing enables career transition for people ready to obtain technology skills to land jobs in Organizations seeking skilled professionals. This certificate is the first step to begin the transition into an exciting, well-paid career.

Certificate Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Analytics (DataMA) provides marketable data mining and analytics skills grounded in the technology and computing principles and constructs a solid foundation for further education. DataMA is a pathway to the Master’s in Data Science and Doctor of Information Technology.

Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Analytics will prepare students to:

Integrate fundamental principles and practices of advanced data science
Apply foundational knowledge of all areas of advanced data science
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in advanced data science
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in advanced data science
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Preparatory Courses (20 Credits)*

*Preparatory courses may be required for students entering the DataMA Graduate Certificate without sufficient related experience. Please see the program admissions criteria in the City University of Seattle catalog for specific information.

CS 132 Computer Science I
CS 330 Network Communications
IS 340 Operating Systems
IS 360 Database Technologies

Certificate Requirements (12 Credits) 

DS 515 Data Science Overview
DS 520 Data Mining
DS 522 Data Acquisition & Analytics
DS 524 Data Management and Governance

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Ali Khamesipour

Graduates from the certificate program can apply their skills in organizations such as health, government, education, non-profit, and industry.

This is the first of three stackable certificates with credits that apply to one of five undergraduate degrees at the School of Computing and Technology.

Technology careers are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees pathways. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click HERE for admissions and tuition information.

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