IT - Data & Analytics Specialist Overview
Turn your passion for analytics and computers into a future-focused career with CVTC’s IT - Data & Analytics Specialist associate degree. Learn technical and professional skills to understand, interpret, analyze, and distribute important data and find long-term job security in this fast-growing field.
With rapid changes in technology, data analysis plays a critical part in every business and industry. Trillions of records are being added to databases every day; companies need well-trained professionals who understand how to take data and turn it into the information organizational leaders use to make business decisions for long-term success.
This two-year program will teach you how to collect, organize, and present a wide range of analytical studies. Learn to work with databases, data collection systems, business intelligence, machine learning, and data management in the cloud. Then share your data results by creating meaningful reports and dashboards for all areas of an organization. Mine the opportunities in this career today!
The IT - Data & Analytics Specialist program will teach you how to:
- Understanding Databases
- Utilizing SQL (Structured Query Language)
- Creating Reports, Interactive Reports, and Dashboards
- Transferring and Converting Data Between Databases and Business Systems
- Developing System Analysis and Project Management Skills
- Utilizing Basic Computer Programming for Data integration
- Understanding Data Privacy and Security Concerns
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Just the Facts
IT - Data & Analytics Specialist
Financial Aid Eligible
Technical Data Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst
* Career titles gathered from DACUM/WTCS data.
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.
IT - Data & Analytics Specialist professionals make an average starting salary of $66,005.
There are 87 job openings in the CVTC district for the IT - Data & Analytics Specialist industry.
* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the IT - Data & Analytics Specialist program.
This course is designed as a first database course, this course introduces students to the concepts of relational database management and beginning SQL. Students explore the history and evolution of databases and investigate current database usage in industry. This relational model is examined and utilized as students' practice creating, populating, manipulating, and querying multi-table relational databases using the SQLite database.
Systems Analysis & Design
Systems Analysis and Design is a broad term for describing methodologies for developing high quality Information System which combines Information Technology, people, and data to support business requirement. In this course you will learn the system development life cycle.
Data Security & Privacy
Data Security and Privacy is the protection of personal data from those who should not have access to it and the ability of individuals to determine who can access their personal information. In this course you will explore the various data privacy laws and techniques to security an organizations data.
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