Foundation for success

Data Analysis: Your gateway to a growing field

Gain valuable knowledge and insights into how data can be synthesized and visualized, and how to apply it in a wide range of real-world scenarios. You’ll build foundational skills that prepare you for a career that can span across a wide array of industries and roles.

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Position yourself for growth in our data-driven economy

Data analysis is the ability to organize, interpret, and act on data. It is an essential skill set for employers in every industry seeking ways to improve and optimize data-driven decisions. Calbright’s Introduction to Data Analysis program will help you understand data types and sources, organize complex data using spreadsheets and Structured Query Language (SQL) databases, and use visualization and storytelling to present data in meaningful ways.

This program includes wraparound support. Our faculty and our success team, which includes tutors and career services, will be with you every step of the way.

The Introduction to Data Analysis pilot program has reached initial capacity and is no longer accepting new applicants. Complete the form above to indicate your interest, and we will be in touch!

Courses in this Program

BUS 500 | 4-6 Weeks

Introduction to Structured Data

This introductory course establishes a baseline understanding of terminology used in data analysis, how data is generated, and how to organize and visualize data using spreadsheets and Structured Query Language (SQL). You’ll begin preparing for the workplace by learning effective presentation and data storytelling techniques. The course includes recommended (optional) weekly webinars offered by faculty and staff.

BUS 501 | 8-10 Weeks

Application of Structured Data

This course is a hands-on experience where you’ll apply your knowledge, skills, and abilities to a real-world data project. This will include the manipulation of data using SQL to tell a story and give you the opportunity to present the interpretation of your data findings. The course includes required weekly meetings with an industry expert mentor, who will guide you and help to put your new skills in perspective.


Topics Covered

Calbright programs are designed to reflect labor market needs, and are built in collaboration with employers. You'll build knowledge and skills in Data Analysis that will translate across a wide variety of business contexts. The program covers these topics and more:

Note: While Calbright programs are flexibly paced, enrollment agreements are limited in duration.
Students are enrolled in successive 6-month terms for a maximum program length of three years.

Tuition-Free Programs

Our online community college is currently tuition free for residents of California, over the age of 18, with a high school diploma or GED.

Certificate in Less Than One Year

We measure progress by the skills you’ve mastered — not by how many hours you’ve spent in the classroom — so you can move at the speed that’s right for you. Students can complete this course in approximately four months with an average weekly commitment of less than five hours. You will receive a badge verifying completion so you can advertise your new skills on your LinkedIn page and prove your competency to prospective employers.

Academic and Career Support

In addition to tutoring and academic support, our career services team can help you prepare for your job search, from practicing interviews and refining your resume to virtual events with employers and industry professionals.


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