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Data Analytics Associate Degree

IT Data Analytics Associate Degree

Program Code: 101563

As businesses are collecting more data there is an increased need to interpret, analyze, and present that data to the key stakeholders who make the business decisions. The Data Analyst program prepares learners to use techniques to combine, clarify and interpret patterns and trends, and provide visualizations of the data using best practices and relevant technologies.

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Data Analytics is in the top 10 in-demand jobs according to Microsoft who utilized the job postings data from LinkedIn (https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/06/30/microsoft-launches-initiative-to-help-25-million-people-worldwideacquire-the-digital-skills-needed-in-a-covid-19-economy/ ). As more businesses are connecting their machines with their ERPs the businesses need to make more intentional decisions. As part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing, marketing, and financial areas, businesses are looking for people who can gather, analyze and interpret patterns and trends, and provide visualizations of the data to the right person who can make informed decisions. Businesses are looking at machine monitoring, safety wearables, providing proactive customer service, and staying fiscally viable. All of this comes with big data that needs to be analyzed to guide business decisions. UWGB is looking to offer a Data Analytics bachelor’s degree in the future.

Employment Potential

Data Analyst Data Engineer Business Intelligence Analyst Consultant (Analytics) Data Analyst Specialist Data Analyst Assistant Junior Data Scientist Junior Data Analyst

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    Requirements for Program Entry

    • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
    • One year of high school algebra completed.
    • Ability to interact with a computer system (keyboard or assist device).
    • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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    Curriculum
    Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Data Analytics Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.
    First Semester
    Semester Total
    14
    Second Semester
    Semester Total
    16
    Third Semester
    Semester Total
    15
    Fourth Semester
    Semester Total
    14
    Total Credits
    59

    Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

    Program Outcomes

    • Develop functional knowledge in the rapidly growing field of data analytics.
    • Build and apply critical thinking skills when integrating datasets from multiple sources.
    • Develop techniques for communicating data through visualization and storytelling.
    • Use relevant technologies to gather, analyze and interpret patterns and trends in data.
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