The Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) from BCIT Computing provides the computer science foundations for data analytics systems.
Students learn how to determine data requirements, plan for the entire data life cycle, model data, and use IT tools to mine data for business intelligence and data-driven decision making.
Starting with relational database systems, students have a foundation for data warehouse, data quality improvement, and visual analytics.
Statistics for data analytics, IT and Internet Law, and IT security are required courses, along with Hadoop for an introduction to Big Data.
Participants have over a dozen elective courses to choose from, including UX/UI, web, database development, several business intelligence options, performance management and evidence-based decision making.
After the electives are completed, two advanced courses in statistical techniques and data analytics are required.
Depending on electives, students may be able to complete this BCIT credential with as few as sixteen courses, part-time in the evenings and on weekends.
Upon program completion, students will know how to integrate scalable and secure business intelligence solutions for Management Information Systems (MIS).
Graduates of the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) will be able to design data analytics projects to help organizations across sectors make informed and actionable decisions.
ADAC graduates will have learned the technical computing foundations to keep up with changes in data technologies and future business intelligence trends.
Note: Those students who hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and are looking for a business analytics program to learn how to harness data to make data-driven business decisions, may want to consider the BCIT School of Business Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
The foundations of this program include group work, written communications of technical system specifications and oral presentations in a team environment.
After completing the core courses in Relational Database Design with SQL, Business Analysis and Systems Design and Data Warehouse Foundations for Business Intelligence, students then have a variety of Business Intelligence elective choices from SAP and Microsoft.
Electives include: Technical Writing, UX/UI Development, IT Project Management, Web Development, Web Analytics, Performance Management and Evidence-based Decision Making.
This program must be completed within 5 years. Students who only complete one course per term will take 5 years to finish this certificate. Those students who complete two courses per term may complete the program in less than 3 years.
Not all courses are offered every term and each course has specific prerequisites.
Students who hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and are looking for an applied business analytics program to learn how to harness data and make data-driven business decisions, might consider the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics available from BCIT's School of Business.
Students will also require additional preparation and studying in order to pass these industry certification exams.
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