Data analysts are involved in all aspects of an organization. They help managers decide
how to allocate resources, develop production schedules, manage the supply chain,
and set prices. For example, they may help decide how to organize products in supermarkets
or help companies figure out the most effective way to ship and distribute products.
Data analysts typically do the following:
Data analysts analyze raw data in order to draw out meaningful insights. They then turn these insights into actionable recommendations, enabling the company they work for to make smarter business decisions. The role of the data analyst relies heavily on statistical analysis, problem-solving, and communication, so you’ll need to be comfortable with each of these elements.
We offer both a Lower Division Certificate (30 credits) and an Associate’s of Applied Science (60 credits) in Data Analytics.
The Lower Division Certificate is a great opportunity for career changers or students pursuing an Associate’s in a related field who would like additional training in Data Analytics to enhance their resume.
The Associate’s degree will enable students to seek employment in data analytics as students will learn and practice a broad set of skills in programming, data analytics, graphics, and visualization. In addition, students in this program will be able to create data models and data warehouses, develop and use various digital graphics techniques and data visualization methods and use various statistical and predictive/applied applications and methods.
Data analytics and visualization skills are in high demand in today's global market. This lower division certificate and Associates’ degree will help a student build the necessary skills to entering one of the fastest growing job sectors for the next decade.
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the high demand field of data analytics.
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
College Center 40
B.S., B.A., Frostburg State University
MPA, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Devon Merrill
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., UC San Diego
Coordinator of Academic Assessment
College Center 40
B.S., University of Rochester, NY
M.S., University of Vermont