This 1.5 semester hour units (SHus) course will provide students with sufficient knowledge of how to obtain, manage, clean and prepare data in SAS for Windows. Emphasis will be placed on the basics of SAS programming and data manipulation. Upon completion, students should be able to use data in SAS and be familiar with the procedure steps required to import and export data, create SAS data sets, produce descriptive statistics, and clean and transform data in preparation for statistical analyses. In-class exercises and weekly homework assignments will allow students to acquire hands-on experience solving common SAS programming tasks. Important to Note: This course is designed for students with no SAS programming experience. Students with a basic knowledge of SAS should not take this course. Priority enrollment is for NEDS students. Meets the first half of the semester.