2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
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2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analysis Certificate Course Map

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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, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. 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!

Required Prerequisities

Placement at college level reading.
Placement at college level English.
Placement at college level Math.

1. College Success

  • 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.

2. Business Analysis

  • Course purpose: You will learn tools to analyze the business environment and define stakeholder needs in order to make recommendations for IT solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

3. Introduction to Computer Programming

Action Item: Meet with 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

  • Course purpose: You 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

  • Course purpose: You will learn the 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.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

6. Spreadsheet Applications

  • 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

8. Public Speaking

9. CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

  • 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.

Total Credits: 41

Program Code: 529B

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