Certificate in Data Analytics


Kaitlin Wellens, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology
Dena-Carol Seamon, Math Instructional Specialist, College of Arts and Sciences
Steven Gable, Associate Professor of Philosophy


Trinity offers a certificate in Data Analytics for graduates and students in the School of Professional Studies and School of Nursing and Health Professions who want to pursue careers in digital technology. The demand for digital competence is on the rise and the Data Analytics program offers the digital fluency demanded by an increasingly data-driven and decision-making digital tech workforce.

Data Analytics is the process of effectively examining and interpreting datasets to draw a conclusion. The certificate curriculum will sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strengthen scientific literacy, and build proficiency in statistical programming. The program also promotes social awareness and communication. With a certificate in Data Analytics, students will master key concepts of data analysis and increase their marketability in the digital technology industry.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses  (18 credits)

ITEC 100 Introduction to Data Analytics
CMSC 111 Introduction to Programming
MATH 215 Prob & Stats with Applications
ITEC 210 Data Visualization and Communication
ITEC 304 Data Manipulation
PHIL 281 Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology

Generalist Credential

Students who receive a certificate in Data Analytics could benefit from the partnership with Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business). Students could earn The Generalist Credential that prepares any major for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis. A Generalist credential opens opportunities for job shadowing, engagement with senior executives, mentoring/coaching, resume review, and priority interviews for internships. Upon completion of the program requirements, students will receive a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profile or resume.

Program Policies

Transfer Credit Policy: Transfer credits may be accepted for a certificate program if they meet the student’s planned degree program just as they are for undergraduate degree programs.  Students may transfer up to six total credits in alignment with the certificate curriculum.  All other Trinity transfer credit policies apply.

Academic Standing: Students must earn a C or better in all college level courses in order for the courses to count toward the post-secondary certificate.  Courses in the certificate programs are repeatable.  Satisfactory academic progress is a criterion for the award of financial aid.  Students not making academic progress will be referred to their academic advisor for academic counseling.  All other Trinity academic policies and procedures apply to certificate courses.