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The Business Analyst Associate Degree is a 63 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

BUSINESS ANALYST FUNDAMENTALS (10102320)

3.00

Introduces the learner to the skills, technologies, methodologies and strategies required to be successful as Business Analyst. Learners will analyze the role of a Business Analyst by exploring and practicing elicitation skills, collaboration techniques, defining stakeholders and project scope, gathering functional and nonfunctional requirements and researching the diverse methods to document and model process specifications. Additional topics to be included are understanding the various tasks, professional strategies, and facilitation methods used by a Business Analyst professional.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • ECBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis

TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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MATH & LOGIC (10804133)

3.00

Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra and number bases.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (10102124)

3.00

Introduces learners to the evolution of business and entrepreneurship. Learners analyze global, ethical and legal environments of business, explore the human side of business and examine the functional approach to information technology, marketing, human resource management, operations management and finance.

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HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN (10102180)

3.00

Examines the design, prototyping and evaluation of products, services or experiences. Learners will apply human centered design process in the design/re-design of products, services or experiences to provide a solutions that are tailor-made to suit your users' needs. Topics include: inspiration, ideation, and implementation.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

3.00

Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Statistics

BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS AND ANALYSIS (10102323)

3.00

Explores the application of business analysis foundational and key concepts. Learners will be able to demonstrate business analysis knowledge area tasks and a variety of techniques. Additional topics include: business analysis perspectives such as Agile, Business Intelligence, Information Technology, Business Architecture, and Business Process Management.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CCBA Certification of Capability in Business
  • PMI-PBA certificate

DATA REPORTING (10152335)

3.00

Introduces database querying and reporting using leading tools and frameworks. Learners will design,create and publish reports that access diverse datasets using a variety of tools including Crystal Reports and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services. Additional topics include SQL, report distribution, data analysis, data security and ethical handling of sensitive data.

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COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING (10152371)

3.00

Introduces collaborative computing solutions from the user, developer and administrator perspectives. Learners will create a needs assessment, develop a project plan and implement a collaboration solution. Additional topics include workflows, the telecommuting workplace, remote work environments and real-time accessibility.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES (10182141)

3.00

Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. In Project Leadership Principles learners examine leading, managing, and controlling for success in project management. Learners identify how the organizational structure, organizational culture, project life cycle model, and roles of various players impact project success. Learners will examine how high-performance teams are organized and developed includes engaging stakeholders, managing communications, and running project meetings.

LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY (10196169)

3.00

In Leading Change and Diversity, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a diverse work environment which understands and values the change process. Each learner will: demonstrate change management strategies, assess the current extent of diversity in the workplace, evaluate the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, prejudice, stereotypes and organizational culture on diversity, recognize barriers and take corrective measures, implement diversity management strategies and measure and celebrate success.

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INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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DATA ANALYTICS (10152337)

3.00

Introduces the storage, manipulation, retrieval and analysis of big data. Learners will provide business intelligence and make focused organizational decisions by mining, aggregating and conducting predictive analysis on big data. Additional topics include NoSQL, database scalability, database performance metrics and database optimization.

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LEAN ORGANIZATIONS (10196114)

3.00

In Lean Organizations, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to enhance company performance and profitability by identifying and eliminating waste throughout all business processes. Lean is a work smarter, not harder, approach that allows an organization to produce more while utilizing fewer resources. Many traditional approaches to business processes require excessive inventory, repetitive tasks, wasted materials, scrap and rework and misappropriated human and other resources. Each learner will: identify and practice Lean Solutions by completing learning plans that cover Lean Operations, Value-stream Mapping, 8 Wastes, 5S Workplace Organization, Set-up Reduction, Cellular Flow Design, Lean Culture Development, Value Chain Management, Kanban Systems and Total Productive Maintenance.

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APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT (10152393)

3.00

Builds team software development and communication skills. Learners will form small teams, each identifying, designing and implementing an attractive and usable software application. The project teams will each use Agile software development principles to manage their projects, communicate project status, adapt to changing requirements and overcome technical challenges. Additional topics include a review of the Agile software development methodology.

THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR (10102200)

3.00

Establishes an opportunity for students to participate on a multi disciplinary team in order to solve a corporate innovation challenge. The student team will develop a strategic plan for the specified business's innovation challenge. Students work with the business and facilitator to complete a project to the parameters identified by the employer. This skills accelerator course will teach collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through the exercises in customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, and sales to develop the skills necessary for the careers of tomorrow.

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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