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.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,365
Books & Supplies: $638

Starting Salary

Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).


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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.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


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


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

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


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

College 101 1.00
IT Development And Design Fundamentals 1.00
Principles Of Information Security 2.00
Intro To Python 1.00
Python For Data Analytics 1.00
Data Concepts A 1.00
Data Concepts B 1.00
Data Concepts C 1.00
Math & Logic 3.00
Excel Level 1 1.00
Written Communication 3.00
English Composition 1 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
Excel Level 2 1.00

Third Term

Advanced Data: Management 1.00
Advanced Data: ETL 1.00
Advanced Data: Cloud and BI 1.00
It Project Management 3.00
Data Mining & Predictive Analytics 1 1.00
Optimization And Simulation 1 1.00
Intro To Ethics: Theory & App 3.00
Intro To R 1.00
Psychology Of Human Relations 3.00
Intro To Psychology 3.00

Fourth Term

Data Capstone 3.00
Modeling And Machine Learning 3.00
Data Mining & Predicitve Analytics 2 1.00
Data Mining & Predictive Analytics 3 1.00
Optimization And Simulation 2 1.00
Optimizaton And Simulation 3 1.00
Quantitative Reasoning 3.00
Microeconomics 3.00

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 Bachelor of Computer Science
Lakeland University Bachelor of Computer Science with Data Analytics Emphasis
Lakeland University Bachelor of Industrial Systems Analytics
UW Milwaukee Bachelor of Information Science & Technology
Western Governors University Bachelor of Cloud Computing
Western Governors University Bachelor of Computer Science
Western Governors University Bachelor of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Western Governors University Bachelor of Data Management/Data Analytics
Western Governors University Bachelor of Information Technology
Western Governors University Bachelor of Network Operations and Security
Western Governors University Bachelor of 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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Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

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Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
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* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

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