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Program Description

The Data Analytics Associate Degree program will prepare learners to map, interpret and strategically use data as it is used across several sectors. Learners will identify data patterns and relationships, map data across different sources, create databases and reports, apply statistical tools, practice problem solving and strategic thinking, and utilize technology to meet tactical objectives related to data. Learners will get practice on real-life data sets from across industry sectors such as agriculture, information technology, manufacturing and healthcare. They will gain an understanding of tools and tactics such as data-specific programming languages, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and automation in order to understand how internal and external data can be leveraged to improve efficiencies and make decisions.

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Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Utilize appropriate industry standard technology in a data-rich environment
  • Design and manage databases to support data analysis
  • Apply techniques to acquire, secure, clean, transform, inspect and identify patterns in data from diverse sources to extract meaning
  • Employ statistical and computational thinking to analyze data
  • Produce data visualization to communicate insights to business stakeholders
  • Demonstrate professional employability skills for success in the business environment
  • Describe the impact of data within an organization and across specific industry sectors

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Data Architect
  • Database Developer
  • Database Consultant
  • Information Modeling Engineer Specialist
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Analyst

Courses

The Data Analytics Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY 2.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00
DATA FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C 1.00
INTERNET OF THINGS 3.00
PYTHON A 1.00
PYTHON B 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

Third Term

DATA REPORTING 3.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT A 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT B 1.00
ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT C 1.00
DATA TEAM EXPERIENCE 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

DATA ANALYTICS 3.00
DATA CAPSTONE 3.00
MODELING AND MACHINE LEARNING 3.00
OTHER DATA LANGUAGES 1.00
DATA IN SOCIETY 1.00
QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Milwaukee School of Engineering Bachelor of Business Administration in Technical Sales
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global BS in Business Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Health Care Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Professional Studies
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management
UW Whitewater Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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