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Big Data Certificate


Take Classes in Person or 100% Online

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. The Big Data Certificate offers students a fully online option and after only 3 classes students can enter the lucrative field.

Quality Coursework 

Mt. San Antonio College is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 7 in the nation among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges by Real Work Magazine. The college's Big Data certificate is only 10.5 units (3 courses). It is designed to prepare students for in the areas of data science, data analysis, Big Data, and data mining. Students will learn how to make business decisions based upon the analysis of large amounts of data. Students can take classes online or in person. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.

Great Career Prospects

The field of Big Data is highly lucrative with projected job growth. According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the average salary of an entry level data scientist and mathmatical science occupations is between $64,000 and $88,000 a year. Students who go on to earn an associate degree and higher better position themselves for future career advancement and promotions. Explore other CIS programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.