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Today, junior data professionals earn $48,000 per year with more advanced data professionals earning $100,000 per year.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analytics with Programming in HQL will introduce you to the fundamentals of data analytics while providing hands-on experience using Hive Query Language (HQL) to handle and manage big data.

Courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable practitioners of data analysis who work in technology companies, IT, and other career sectors.

This nine-unit certificate includes two core courses in data analytics and one elective course that will allow you to gain basic proficiency in programming with HQL.

You’ll Walk Away With:
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of data analytics
  • Basic understanding of unstructured data
  • Basic proficiency in using HQL to access, query, and manipulate data
Add Value to Your Organization

This certificate will demonstrate that you’ve completed introductory coursework in data analytics and gained proficiency in an advanced query language on the frontier of data access and manipulation.

Plus, you’ll receive an official certificate that you may use on a resume, job application, or application to transfer to an accredited college or university like GGU.

Gain Long-Term Skills

Big data is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and machine learning that’s changing the way we live and work. While SQL is the primary language used to interact with relational databases, HQL is a more advanced tool that allows you to query the world of unstructured data that includes videos, images, audio files, and text.

As industries increasingly rely on digital marketing, HQL is an emerging tool that allows enterprises to target ads to consumers based on analysis of social media content and other types of big data. Whether you want to work in technology, advertising, fashion, or retail, HQL is an essential tool of the trade within the new economy.

Earn credits toward a degree

After completing this certificate, if you’re interested in continuing your GGU education, you can apply credits earned in this program toward a bachelor’s degree.


Enrollment as a degree candidate is not required.

Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

Read more about Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs


CORE COURSES — 6 units

Introduction to Business & Data Analytics


DATA 120
Introduction to Big Data


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