Coming in 2021: Data Analytics Associate Degree Program
As part of Industry 4.0, businesses are looking at machine monitoring, safety wearables, providing proactive customer service, staying fiscally viable, and so much more. All of this comes with big data that needs to be analyzed to guide business decisions – whether it’s in manufacturing, marketing, financial, or other areas.
NWTC’s new Data Analytics program will prepare students to gather, analyze and interpret data patterns and trends. In addition, students will learn to provide data visualizations that inform business decisions. The associate degree can ladder into bachelor’s degrees in data analytics, predictive analytics, risk management, statistical analysis, advanced reporting, and data science.
Data analytics is in the top 10 in-demand jobs according to Microsoft (who utilized LinkedIn job postings data). Starting wage for a data analyst is $34,500, according to Glassdoor, with opportunities for advancement within companies.