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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.

Fall 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 42218

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Dec 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Christine Chan

Course Outline

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. - No class October 3.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 44165

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 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. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 41059

Fri Sep 13 - Fri Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 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 this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Winter 2020

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

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

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$568.41

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number and preferred CRN. Late registration is not permitted.

4 seats remaining as of Nov 21, 2019 6:35 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

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 Rm. 310

Instructor

Manuel Velasquez Salgado

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number and preferred CRN. Late registration is not permitted.

CRN 87310

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 310

Instructor

Manuel Velasquez Salgado

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number and preferred CRN. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

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

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.84

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number and preferred CRN. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

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

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