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DAT 102 - Introduction to Data Analytics

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

In this course, students will examine the concepts of data analysis and how it impacts the business process.  Emphasis will be placed on the development of sound research questions, the identification and verification of data sources, the retrieval, cleaning and manipulation of data and the process for identifying the data elements that are relevant for a given audience.  An overview of the regulatory organizations that govern the release of data will also be reviewed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate decision analysis techniques and tools.
  2. Leverage database software to solve business problems.
  3. Explain how managers use data analytics to formulate and solve business problems.
  4. Differentiate among descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
  5. Present simple visualizations to address given scenarios.
Listed Topics
  1. Decision analysis techniques and tools
  2. Database software uses
  3. Problem solving with data
  4. Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  5. Data visualization
Reference Materials
Text, database, computer lab.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/25/2018

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