British Columbia Institute of Technologywww.bcit.ca/study/courses/comp2256

BCIT

COMP 2256 - Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course is designed for database professionals, data analysts, business analysts and managers, who want to analyze and visualize data from a variety of sources. Students begin with a foundation in data visualization techniques and principles. Effective data analysis techniques, and industry standard best practices are discussed. Through hands-on labs, assignments, projects and group work, participants learn how to build insightful and interactive dashboards. Participants learn to present compelling visuals via lab exercises and assignments. Tableau dashboard performance considerations are discussed. Students registered in COMP 2256 will receive a student license for Tableau software for their home machines for the duration of the course and have access to a Tableau subject matter expert with industry experience. This course is an elective in five School of Computing and Academic Studies credential programs; Computer Systems Technology Diploma (CST/PTS), Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS), Applied Computer Applications (ACA), Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) and Technical Writing. COMP 2256 is a requirement for the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC). A project presentation is required and designed to help the students become better communicators. By the end of this course successful participants will be able to produce highly interactive graphs, reports and dashboards that access and visualize data from a multiple sources.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge, plus a working knowledge of MS Excel. We recommend that students working toward a Computing credential complete COMP 1630 first.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$559.84 - $568.41 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2020

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87310

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Apr 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 310

Instructor

Manuel Velasquez Salgado

Course Outline

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 87311

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Christine Chan

Course Outline

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 82079

Fri Jan 10 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 27 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

CRN 84213

Fri Jan 10 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 27 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the increasing importance of analytics and visualization in data prevalent markets.
  • Explain data visualization principles and guidelines for effective analysis and presentation.
  • Describe different Tableau Desktop Interface components.
  • Practice different ways of connecting and integrating data in Tableau Desktop.
  • Create and understand different visualizations using Tableau.
  • Develop compelling and interactive dashboards and stories from multiple worksheets.
  • Incorporate geospatial visualization (maps) in Tableau dashboards.
  • Use basic and advanced calculations in Tableau.
  • Explore Tableau’s statistical functions and forecasting capabilities.
  • Incorporate Tableau filters and highlight parameters for interactivity and usability.
  • Publish Tableau dashboards.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

COMP 2256 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2020

Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Image not available
Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook
Author Santos
Publisher Packt
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-78646-563-4
Price $72.50
Optional

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook
Author Santos
Publisher Packt
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-78646-563-4
Price $72.50
Required

Contact Us

If you have a comment or question about this course, please complete and submit the form below.

Contact Information

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Information Access and Privacy.

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of COMP 2256 - Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Contact Information

Suggest course days and times

If you are interested in taking this course on-campus (classroom delivery only) and would like to see it offered on specific days and/or at specific times, please indicate your preferences below. Day and time suggestions are not applicable to online courses.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Information Access and Privacy.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Winter 2020 term.

The sneak preview for the Spring/Summer 2020 term starts Fri, Feb 14 at 8:30 am (PST).

Students may register for Spring/Summer 2020 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 19 at 9:00 am (PST).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at www.bcit.ca/rooms on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid ›

© BCIT