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Learn programming, data analytics, cloud and database skills that will prepare you for entry-level IT high-demand fields and transfer to local four-year bachelor's programs. Update your technology skills with a one-year certificate, which can be applied towards our associate degrees.

Careers

Data analytics, cloud and programming skills are in high demand across all industries. Pierce graduates have been hired into new high demand IT jobs after earning their technical degrees and certificates.  Analytics is also in demand in the healthcare, please see the related associate degree and certificates in Health Information Technology and Analytics.

Financial aid and scholarships are frequently available to students who qualify. In addition, special funding may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents. Learn more about Workforce funding.

Transfer

Students who earn an Associate in Data Management and Analytics from Pierce can prepare for entry level positions in Data Analytics, Data Analyst, and Data Programming.  The program transfers to the Bachelor BAS programs at Green River and Bellevue College with the appropriate general education credits.

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Students must have a GED or high school diploma, and are advised to take a skills assessment test through the Pierce College testing center.

The Data Management and Analytics degree is offered at the Puyallup campus. Pierce's Database Administration courses are taught primarily in the evenings to accommodate busy schedules. 

Students who seek an Associate in Data Management and Analytics will learn programming theory and techniques, relational database concepts, data modeling, data and system security and the Structured Query Language. They will gain experience in maintaining and controlling information stored in a database and monitoring and allocating the data storage space available on a computer system.

Full-time students can generally complete the Associate in Data Management and Analytics in two years. 

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