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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

Career Opportunities

Data Analyst

Reporting Analyst

Technical Data Analyst

Systems Analyst

Business Intelligence Analyst

Report Writer/Developer

* Career titles gathered from DACUM/WTCS data.

Just the Facts

IT - Data & Analytics Specialist
61 Credit Associate Degree

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Two Years

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August in Online
January in Online

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August and January

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August in Online
January in Online


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

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 Estimated Total: $11,167

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the IT - Data & Analytics Specialist program.

Database I
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.

IT - Data & Analytics Specialist Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

IT - Data & Analytics Specialist professionals make an average starting salary of $78,140.


Regional Jobs

There are 15 job openings in the CVTC district for the IT - Data & Analytics Specialist industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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* 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.

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