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Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Certificates

  • Certificate in Business Information Systems (BIS)
  • Certificate in Network Administration (NA)
  • Certificate in Data Analytics (DA)
Certificates
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1 Curriculum

Certificate in Data Analytics 

Required Courses (9 Units)

  • DS 135: Data Analytics
  • DS 133: Business Intelligence W/ Advanced Spreadsheet
  • ECON 123: Introduction to Econometrics 

Elective Courses (6 Units) 

  • IS140 Geographic Information Systems
  • IS186 Project Management
  • ACCT146 Accounting Information Systems
  • FIN123 Business Forecasting
  • DS189t Business Analytics
  • DS195 Internship

          Not offering: IS 153, 184, 190

Certificate in Business Information Systems

Required Courses (9 units)

  • IS158 Database Systems
  • IS166 Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS181 Network Management 

Elective Courses (select 6 units)

  • IS51 Programming Fundamentals with Python
  • IS140 Geographic Information Systems
  • IS141 Cybersecurity
  • IS182 Network Management
  • IS183 Web Development – Server-Side Scripting
  • IS186 Project Management
  • IS195 Internship

Not offering: IS 153, 162, 184, 190 

Certificate in Network Administration

Students must have a background in IS and a strong interest in computer network environment.

Required Courses (9 units)

  • IS141: Cyber Security,
  • IS181: Computer Networks Management
  • IS182: Advanced Network Design and Management  

Not offering IS 162 

Elective Courses (select 6 units)

  • IS51 Programming Fundamentals with Python
  • IS140 Geographic Information Systems
  • IS141Cybersecurity
  • IS158 Database Systems
  • IS166 Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS183 Web Development – Server-Side Scripting
  • IS186 Project Management
  • IS195 Internship

Not offering: IS 153, 184, 190

2 Elegibility

Applicants for either certificate will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution or
  2. Have an associate of arts degree from a two-year accredited college   and a minimum of two years of business experience or
  3. Have a major in business (except IS) at an accredited four-year institution of higher education.

Note: Students majoring in IS (or an equivalent program) are not eligible for the BAI or NA Certificates, but are eligible for the DA Certificate.

Note: Students majoring in DS (or equivalent program) are not eligible for the DA Certificate.

CIS and DA option students:  Option electives should be accounted for before certificate electives (no double-counting).

3 Prequisites  Prior to entering either of these programs, applicants will need to demonstrate that they:
  1.  Have completed at least 6 units of elementary accounting
  2.  Are conversant in computer concepts (equivalent to IS 52 and 52L at a minimum.)
  3. Have filled out the appropriate forms in the ISDS Department

Approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required.

4 Forms

DA Certificate Requirements (read first)

NA Certificate Requirements (read first)

BIS Certificate Requirements (read first)

Application 

DA Certificate Application Form

NA Certificate Application Form

BIS Certificate Application Form

Completion

DA Certificate Completion Form

NA Certificate Completion Form

BIS Certificate Completion Form

Send forms to ISDS@mail.fresnostate.edu