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COMP 2256 - Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$582.05

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 41059

Fri Sep 17 - Fri Dec 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 03 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$582.05

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom). Late registration is not permitted.

CRN 46961

Tue Sep 14 - Tue Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$582.05

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom). Late registration is not permitted.

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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

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