Systems Analysis

This certificate provides training in analysis and design of information systems. The program prepares students to perform information systems requirements analysis, design, development, installation, and operation as well as testing and documentation. Courses include computer network communication protocol TCP/IP, database management, network security, and operating systems. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Aspiring system analysts
  • Those who want to solve business problems using information technology
  • Those with little to no technical background looking to transition to careers in IT

What you can learn.

  • Explore risk analysis, cryptography, and network security fundamentals
  • Learn relational database technology, data modeling, SQL, data normalization
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to computer programming and software development
  • Learn to use SQL statements to retrieve and update data in a database
  • Master fundamentals of Java programming

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Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
COM SCI X 418.85A
COM SCI X 414.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 417.96
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
In addition to required core coursework, students must successfully complete 8 units of elective coursework. Any course numbered X 400-499 in the COM SCI discipline may be applied as an elective toward this program.
COM SCI X 450.9
Typically Offered: Fall
COM SCI X 450.00
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 460.100
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 418.106
Typically Offered: Fall
COM SCI X 418.107
Typically Offered: Summer
COM SCI X 418.85A
COM SCI X 418.85C
COM SCI X 418.88B
COM SCI X 419.39
COM SCI X 418.104B
COM SCI X 418.104F
COM SCI X 414.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 417.96
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 418.100
COM SCI X 418.102AB
COM SCI X 450.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.6
COM SCI X 450.7
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in digital technology can provide you with practical experience in a variety of job functions in programming and tech, including systems analysis. To apply, students must be enrolled in a UCLA Extension digital technology certificate or specialization program and have completed a minimum of 12 units, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Permission in advance from the certificate advisor is required.

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The Certificate in Systems Analysis is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement if certain criteria are met. 

English language proficiency (minimum*):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5 
*Admitted international students whose test scores are below 100 on TOEFL iBT, 7.0 on the IELTS Academic, or 5.1 on the iTEP Academic-Plus will be required to take 1-2 supplemental English as a Second Language courses.


Learn more:

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

International Students: How to Apply

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