The Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) from BCIT Computing provides the technical foundations for data analytics systems.
Students learn how to build systems that model data, and to use IT tools to mine data for business intelligence and data-driven decision making.
Starting with relational database systems, students use Excel and statistics for data analytics and then focus on data analytic tools.
Elective courses include: UX/UI, web, database development, business intelligence tools, performance management and evidence-based decision making.
Some students may wish to complete the Applied Database Administration and Design Associate Certificate, ADAD first.
Upon program completion, students will be able to develop secure business intelligence database solutions for analytics.
Graduates of 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.
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 Presentations, UX/UI Development, IT Project Management, 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 typically complete the ADAC program over 3 years.
Some students may complete ADAC over 2 years (6x PTS terms) with 3 specific courses per term. This will equate to an average workload of 40+ hours per week between class time, reading and homework.
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Not all courses are offered every term and each course has specific prerequisites.
Some COMP courses prepare students for Industry exams which are independent from BCIT credentials. These exams may be purchased for additional costs, from various third parties. Students will also require additional preparation and studying in order to pass these industry certification exams.
NOTE: This part-time certificate program is not designed for fast-track delivery and it will take a minimum of 6 PTS terms or 2 years to complete.
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.
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