Break into tech with

Data Analytics

Gain skills and a Google Certificate in 17 weeks without quitting your day job. Pay $0 upfront.

  • 17 weeks
  • 25 hours/week
Why Data Analytics

Why Data Analytics

Data analytics makes sense of information and data to drive decision-making at organizations in every industry, ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Specialists in data analytics are often responsible for querying a company’s databases, processing and identifying trends in the data, and constructing data visualizations all in support of key business decisions. If you like working with numbers and finding patterns in the chaos, then data analytics could be the career for you.

Benefits of the field:

  • High salaries
  • Growth potential
  • Flexibility
  • Engaging, challenging work

Our alums work for the world’s top tech companies

$0 Upfront Tuition

Pay $0 upfront

Build a career based on your potential, not your bank account.

  1. Learn in-demand skills
  2. Land a great job
  3. Pay only after the program
  4. Support the next class
Flexible Schedule

Learn on your time, from anywhere, while keeping your day job

Your third-party coursework and Merit America career coaching services are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.

My Calendar

Monday, January 10

Merit America Program

  • At Work  8am – 3pm
  • Online Coursework  3pm – 5pm
  • Daycare pick-up  5:15pm
  • Family Dinner  6pm
  • 1:1 Career Coaching  8pm
Supported Learning

Work with a team dedicated to your success

Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you finish, you’ll join a network of hundreds of Merit America alumni.


  • Michael, Career Coach

    How’s your coursework going this week?

  • Cora

    I’m really struggling with my resume…

  • Michael, Career Coach

    You’ve got this! Let me connect you with our job success coach, Teresa.

    Also, something to look forward to: you’re only one week away from completing your Google Certificate!

How does Merit America Compare?

Merit AmericaTech BootcampCommunity College
Course Length17 weeks12-20 weeks50-100 weeks
In person/RemoteRemoteRemoteIn-person/Remote
Part-time? 25 hours Varies Varies
Maximum Payment/Tuition$5,700$16,000-$19,000$5,000-$10,000
Certificate Google Data Analytics Certificate Yes
Organization TypeNon-profit (Merit America collaborates with for-profits)For-profitFor-profit or Non-profit
Coaching and Job Search Support Yes Yes Varies
Downside Protection Yes Varies No

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Get the data skills employers are looking for

  • Technical foundation

Data analytics fundamentals

Learn about data types and data structures, and learn how to clean and analyze data with spreadsheets as part of your Google Data Analytics Certificate training.

  • Technical specialization

Manipulating data with R and SQL

Strengthen your technical skills by learning the programming languages R and SQL. These tools allow you to query databases and analyze data effectively at scale.

Understanding data through visualization

Gain in-demand data analysis skills and learn storytelling through data visualization.

  • Professional skills

Building a career in data analytics goes far beyond technical skills. Standout in the interview process by building an effective resume and cover letter, and learn the best way to answer common technical interview questions.


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