Program Description

Prepares learners to analyze data and develop reports with an emphasis on data analytics and business intelligence using leading relational database languages, document based databases, collaborative cloud systems and related technologies. Graduates will be proficient in data reporting, SQL queries, and will be prepared for success in any contemporary data-driven environment. Graduates will be able to support business analysis needs in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, finance and software development. Potential occupations include: Data Specialist and Data Analyst.

Approximate Cost

$3,327
Tuition: $2700 , Books: $627

Starting Salary

$28,954
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Not Available

Available

100% Online

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment
  • Synthesize functional requirements for business needs
  • Analyze data in support of business intelligence
  • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Specialist

Courses

The IT - Data Specialist Certificate is a 24 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

BUSINESS ANALYST FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
DATA CONCEPTS 3.00
COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING 3.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
DATA REPORTING 3.00
DATA ANALYTICS 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the IT - Data Specialist Certificate Earns You:

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 Campus B.S. in Information Technology
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Milwaukee B.S. in Information Science & Technology

Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

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