Develop a deep understanding of this powerful statistical programming language.
During this trying time brought on by COVID-19, UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. All courses within this certificate program are offered entirely online. Online classes will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor.
SAS is a software suite used in the statistical analysis of data, data preparation, reporting, data mining and analytics. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS helps organizations access and transform large amounts of data into insights and knowledge that can be used in the discovery of new and exciting opportunities. SAS can be used to manage and retrieve data from a variety of sources and perform a myriad of statistical analyses on it.
Having applications in a variety of industries, SAS is used for operations research, project management, quality improvement, forecasting and decision-making. The language’s flexibility is what makes it suitable for a variety of vertical applications and programming.
Developed and taught by seasoned SAS practitioners with over 70 years of collective experience, this online SAS Programming certificate program includes over 120 hours of instruction. The mentor-lead, 9-week capstone allows you the opportunity to demonstrate your cumulative knowledge of SAS programming by authoring a technical paper to merit presentation at a national conference. Upon completion of this program, you will have gained thorough knowledge of the various aspects of SAS and how it can be applied to a variety of industries and professions.
Taking SAS certification exams help you validate your skills and increase your value to an employer. You can choose SAS certifications across many subjects, including programming, data management, and analytics, to name a few. For more information on SAS certification, go here.
All students, teachers, professors or staff associated with an academic institution qualify for 50% discount on all SAS certification exams. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the discount code that will reduce the exam fee by 50% during the registration process.
Resources for Learning SAS
SAS Certification Prep Guides
Visit SAS Communities. Visit the SAS online sites to share and connect with other SAS users and build your SAS skills. Don’t miss key communities including: SAS Certification, SAS Training, SAS Academy for Data Science, SAS Programming, New SAS User, SAS Analytics U and SAS Viya for Learners.
Number of Courses: 6 courses
Total Units: 15 units
Estimated Cost: $4,345 including the certificate fee, course fees and required textbooks.
Minimum Time to Complete: 1 year*
*Students have up to five years from the start of program to complete it, although it can be completed in 1 year.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
You may enroll in the certificate program at any time. However, it is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible. The program curriculum may be updated at any time; if certificate requirements change, you must adhere to the curriculum at the time of your enrollment into the certificate.
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Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Although programs are open to all adult learners, UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Independent Consultant and Statistician
California Occidental Consultants
Consultant and Founder
Software Intelligence Corporation
City of Hope National Medical Center
Senior Director of Statistical Analytics
SAS Institute’s Global Academic Program
Senior Systems Analyst
Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences
UC San Diego
CEO and Co-Founder
Knowledge of basic programming concepts is required prior to beginning required program courses. This prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking Introduction to Programming. Students who already have basic programming skills or who have completed a similar course previously may begin the program directly with SAS Programming I.
Most students complete the program in one year by taking one course per quarter for the first two quarters, then three courses the third quarter, and a final one course in the fourth quarter. The program is designed to be taken in this sequence. You have up to five years to complete all requirements for the certificate.
The program costs approximately $4,345 including the certificate fee, course fees, and required textbooks. This is an estimate of the full cost of the program. This estimate may vary based on a variety of factors. All estimated costs are subject to change. Program fees are paid on a per-course basis, when you enroll in a course, and current fees and textbooks are listed on the individual course pages.
Yes! This program is designed for you to take it online in the convenience of your own home or office. Some courses may also have in-class options, but all program requirements can be completed online. For online courses, all assignments, tests, and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
While our program is not officially endorsed by SAS Global and nor does it lead to a specific SAS Global certification, the learning outcomes of the program are designed to prepare you with the skills to take the SAS Certified Base Programmer and the SAS Certified Advanced Programmer exams.
If you have taken a course from an accredited university covering the learning objectives of a program course, you may be able to transfer your previous coursework to Extension. If you have not taken a course elsewhere, but already have the skills covered in a course, you may be able to substitute an alternate Extension course in its place. Please contact the program representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-9358 for more information.
Yes, the program is open to non-California residents, including non-US residents. The tuition is the same for all students. If you have questions about how enrolling in courses may or may not affect your visa status, please contact our International Department at email@example.com or (858) 534-6784.
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