Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:33:18 -0500
Reply-To: Dianne Rhodes <diannerhodes@COMCAST.NET>
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From: Dianne Rhodes <diannerhodes@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: What SAS classes would you teach?
Stephanie Thompson developed a certificate program at the University of
Memphis, to meet a specific need in the community for SAS analysts.
Stephanie has presented in my section (Admin & Support) at NESUG at my
While I agree with much that others have said, I think you also need to ask
who is your audience? Why do they want to learn SAS? Do they think they
will make lots of money doing SAS? LOL.
I think you are right to suspect you may be biting off more than you can
chew. Here's the course descriptions for the cert program. You can go to
lex jansen's site and search on Stephanie to find the articles.
ECON 4510 Introduction to Data Structures and Cleaning (3). Fundamentals of
storing and retrieving data, basic data structures, data cleaning
techniques using SAS software, and methods for examining the quality
of data. PREREQUISITE: Basic statistics course approved by permission chair
of Department of Economics.
ECON 4520 Programming Concepts and Techniques. (3). SAS syntax from the
basic to more advanced statistical concepts. Techniques of good programming
as well as tips learned from the pros.
ECON 4530 From Data to Information. (3). Capstone course focusing on
applications. Procedure for taking raw data to analysis through final
presentation. Case studies will also be presented and analyzed.
PREREQUISITE: ECON 4520
HTH Dianne @ census