The Data Analytics Associate Degree is a 60 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY (10150114)

2.00

Discover the various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CompTIA® Security+ Certification

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A (10152501)

1.00

Introduces programming concepts and terminology using an object-oriented approach, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications that incorporate classes, fields, methods and variables. Additional topics include: utilization of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), value and reference types, object instantiation/lifetime/scope and mathematical/conditional/logical expressions.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B (10152502)

1.00

Reinforces programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach introduced in 10-152-501 Programming Concepts A, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction and encapsulation. Additional topics include: utilization of a debugger, object multiplicity and constructors.

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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COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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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.

NTC Assessments Offered:
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.

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

DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL A (10152534)

1.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Data Concepts, further exploring database design/normalization and introducing more complex and varied SQL statements. Learners will create/modify data objects and populate/retrieve data using SQL. Additional topics include: understanding constraints and keys on tables.

DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL B (10152535)

1.00

Builds on Database Design and SQL 1, learners use data manipulation language and data definition language to create and update more complex tables and data. Learners build views, indexes, and functions. Additional topics include database performance and SQL

DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL C (10152536)

1.00

Focus on error handling and database security. Learners engage with data from disparate sources in order to understand basics of extract, transform, load (ETL) procedures. Learners will build a database and move data from source to target and also build simple data reports to illustrate what is in the database.

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

ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

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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IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10156104)

3.00

Introduces terminology, roles, and processes that are used in modern, successful project management. Learners design projects and work with project specific items including product backlogs, product owners, sprint planning, and scrum meetings. Learners compare and contrast project management strategies.

DATA MINING & PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS 1 (10156109)

1.00

Use a variety of software packages to predict a dependent variable. Learners clean data and run exploratory analysis to determine useful variables. Learners use R and Excel to run statistical techniques including linear and logistic regression to predict future outcomes. Learners build slide decks to prove and recommend their results

OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION 1 (10156110)

1.00

Use a variety of optimization models to analyze data in order to make decisions. Learners will use Excel to employ linear, non-linear, network, and integer optimization models. Learners will use these models to optimize a variety of use-cases including scheduling, financial plans, capital budget plans, logistics, and pricing.

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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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.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

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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DATA MINING & PREDICITVE ANALYTICS 2 (10156111)

1.00

Use a variety of software packages to classify data. Leaners use classification and clustering algorithms in supervised and unsupervised contexts. Use software packages in R along with algorithms including k-nearest neighbor and market basket analysis in order to determine which group should possess a given data point. Learners build slide decks to show their recommendations.

OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION 2 (10156112)

1.00

Analyze data in order to make decisions using decision trees and simulations. Learners use a variety of software tools to build decision trees in order to solve problems that involve high levels of uncertainty. Learners use a variety of tools to run simulations to solve problems including queuing, production, and games of chance.

DATA VISUALIZATIONS (10156113)

1.00

Design charts, graphs, dashboards, and other visualizations with an understanding of color and chart type. Learners use the appropriate types of chart based on the data that is being presented and the audience that is viewing the presentation and also build charts for the purpose of exploratory data analysis.

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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