IT-Data & Analytics Specialist | Western Technical College

IT-Data & Analytics Specialist

Associate Degree

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Discover the key to thriving in today's job market - data analytics. Western's IT-Data and Analytics Specialist program equips you to harness the potential of data, regardless of your industry. Learn to unveil data insights, build databases, and craft reports. Gain proficiency in statistical tools and elevate your problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on cultivating software skills, spanning data-specific programming languages, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. Uncover how data, both internal and external, can revolutionize efficiency and decision-making.

Before graduation, you will be prepared to take the CompTIA Data + certification valued by many employers to give you a leg up on the competition.

Find out more about careers in Data Analytics in our blog post.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

IT-Data & Analytics Specialist

This program will cost about $9,849* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Data Analyst
(Associate) Analyst
Reporting and Data Analyst
Data BI Analyst
Data Specialist
Data Analyst Specialist
Informatics Specialist
Technical Business Analyst
Data Reporting
Reporting Specialist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Analyze data
  • Query data
  • Perform data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL)
  • Create reports
  • Communicate with stakeholders

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

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