Mar 20, 2023
Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, work with the CIS/CNE Navigator to select the appropriate replacement. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Business Analysis Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!
Action Item: Work with CIS/CNE Navigator
Use your Success Network! Before your first quarter, meet with your CIS/CNE Navigator or CIS/CNE advisor to review any transfer courses you may have, determine need for prerequisites, and to build your Education Plan showing the sequencing of courses in your degree plan.
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Placement at college level English.
Placement at college level Math.
1. College Success
- COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.
Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.
3. Introduction to Computer Programming
Action Item: Meet with CIS Navigator/Advisor
Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.
4. Human Relations in the Workplace
- BUS 240 Human Relations in the Workplace (5 credits)
Course purpose: Students learn to work with stakeholders in CIS280. We need them to understand the workplace. They will learn how the needs of business or other formal organizations interact with individual needs, leadership styles, formal organizational policies and procedures, and general cultural patterns to determine how human beings act in work situations.
5. Database Management Systems
- CIS 260 Database Management Systems (5 credits)
Course purpose: Students will learn Concepts, theory, analysis and design of relational database management systems (RDBMS). This project-based class explores Entity Relationship modeling and database design fundamentals. Practical application includes case study analysis within the health-care industry and comparison to other industries as applicable.
6. Spreadsheet Applications
- CIS 136 Spreadsheet Applications (5 credits)
Course purpose: Business data resides in spreadsheet silos around a company. In order to import or export data for your stakeholders, you will learn basic through advanced spreadsheet design and development. Topics will include creation and manipulation of spreadsheets, conversion to charts and graphs, and creation of macros.
7. Systems Analysis and Design
9. CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
- CNE 241 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (5 credits)
Course purpose: In order for databases and programs to work correctly, you must communicate effectively with networking staff. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks.
Action Item: Complete Certification Exam(s)
Please complete certification exam(s) (ex. IIBA ECBA) and begin job readiness preparation for post-graduation job search.