This degree prepares students for entry level positions in the field of data analytics in a variety of industries or for transfer to a four-year data science program. Data analytics involves data acquisition, cleaning and preparing datasets for analysis, applying tools to investigate inquiry questions and conveying data-backed conclusions clearly to decision makers in diverse fields. This program’s core courses prepare students with Python and R programming skills to build data pipelines connecting relational databases programming environments and data visualization tools.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Articulate data challenges and opportunities in a variety of industries.
Employ programming tools to discover patterns and relationships in data sets.
Develop data visualizations for exploratory analysis and persuasive communication.
Implement multi-step analytic tool chains through peer collaboration.