Data Analyst (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Data Analyst compile and analyze data contained in a computer database or elsewhere to identify problems and possible solutions. They might also design and build databases to house the information they need, ensure data accuracy and make recommendations to business managers about how to improve efficiency or quality based on their findings. Students considering this award should have analytical and statistical skills, knowledge of database types and use, plus familiarity with data warehousing and data manipulation.

A Data Analyst must be proficient in data manipulation with excellent attention to detail and the ability to identify inconsistencies in data, an aptitude for learning technology quickly, the ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Job Functions could include: data entry and importing, data collection, data validation and scrubbing, data mining, reporting and documentation.

To be a Data Analyst, a person must have other qualities. Some of these qualities include the ability to work close and build relationships with diverse groups of people, the desire to be part of a team, and the ability to work with the unknown. Others include critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, questioning, diplomacy, and negotiation, along with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Award Outcomes

Utilize software applications to manage data.

Practice essential data analysis techniques.

Apply a variety of statistical models.

Transform data inside of an organization into information critical to business decisions 

Utilize financial concepts in analysis of business problems.

Demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills in business communications.

Demonstrate project management skills using a group-oriented problem-solving approach.

Create relational databases with an efficient design.

Understand how information technology supports operational and business requirements 

Review the IS principles and the changing role of the IS professional.

Understand the role, the processes and the structure of an enterprise data warehouse.

Practice professional and ethical behavior.

Career Opportunities

This occupational area includes the following career titles: Data Analyst and Technical Process Analyst, to name a few. Data Analysts work within banks, insurance companies, healthcare facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries, and various service and manufacturing businesses.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN1200Managerial Communication

3

BUSN1500Database Concepts and Data Analysis Tools

3

CCIS1000Information Systems

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

CCIS1260Data Analysis I

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CCIS2460Data Analysis II

3

CCIS2465Data Analysis III

4

CCIS2701Database Design and SQL

4

CCIS2801Systems Analysis

4

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Any course from Goal 2 (Critical Thinking) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Any course from Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

CCIS1000Information Systems

3

CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1200Managerial Communication

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS1260Data Analysis I

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1500Database Concepts and Data Analysis Tools

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

CCIS2460Data Analysis II

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose three credits from MnTC Goal Area 9

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS2465Data Analysis III

4

CCIS2701Database Design and SQL

4

CCIS2801Systems Analysis

4

 

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  15

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 9

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation  (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/21/2018 : BP 2168 / EP 2169

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

CCIS1000Information Systems

3

Total Credits  9

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1200Managerial Communication

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1080Microsoft Office Productivity Apps 1

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

Total Credits  6

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1260Data Analysis I

3

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  6

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1500Database Concepts and Data Analysis Tools

3

CCIS2055Project Management

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 9

3

Total Credits  9

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS2701Database Design and SQL

4

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  7

Seventh Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS2460Data Analysis II

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  6

Eighth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS2465Data Analysis III

4

CCIS2801Systems Analysis

4

Total Credits  8

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 9

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation  (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/21/2018 : BP 2168 / EP 2169