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. Learners 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.

Approximate Cost

$10,330
Tuition: $9691 , Books: $639

Starting Salary

$31,200–$42,432
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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at Wittenberg
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

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 62 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY 2.00
IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00
PYTHON A 1.00
PYTHON B 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Second Term

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B 1.00
DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C 1.00
DATA VISUALIZATIONS 1 1.00
DATA VISUALIZATIONS 2 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 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
IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
DATA MINING & PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS 1 1.00
OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION 1 1.00
INTRO TO R 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00

Fourth Term

DATA CAPSTONE 3.00
MODELING AND MACHINE LEARNING 3.00
DATA MINING & PREDICITVE ANALYTICS 2 1.00
OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION 2 1.00
DATA MINING & PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS 3 1.00
OPTIMIZATON AND SIMULATION 3 1.00
QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Lakeland University Computer Science
Western Governors University BS in Cloud Computing
Western Governors University BS in Computer Science
Western Governors University BS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Western Governors University BS in Data Management/Data Analytics
Western Governors University BS in Information Technology
Western Governors University BS in Network Operations and Security
Western Governors University BS in Software Development

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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