Sep 21, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC

Data Management and Analytics

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Data Management and Analytics (DATA) is a forward-thinking, interdisciplinary program that allows students to serve as a contractor, consult for businesses, or get an entry level job in the area of data management and analytics. The Data Management and Analytics program focuses on preparing students to lead and thrive in a cloud-driven industry and determine, analyze, and communicate relevant information and data in a variety of workplace settings. DATA is an interdisciplinary and technologically forward-thinking two-year degree focusing on the theory, organization, and process of data collection, transmission, analysis, and utilization. DATA focuses on four broad areas:

  1. Professional communication
  2. Business leadership
  3. Decision making
  4. Systems design, development, operations

Content includes information classification and organization; information storage and processing; communications; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of software, economics, social factors, and capacity. Students will acquire invaluable experience in teamwork, decision-making, leadership, and develop a growth mindset right along with learning essential technology skills.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the SVC Data Management and Analytics program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of industry-grade technologies in data analysis techniques.
  • Address business needs and opportunities using data-driven approaches.
  • Optimize data management ecosystems in the cloud, networks, and physical premises using ethical practices and security standards.

Program Admissions:

Enrollment for Fall will begin in May. To get started, please contact Enrollment Services .

Specialized Program Information:

Program Highlights
  • Offered online with weekly cohort connect via Zoom.
  • Program cohort has Fall entry.
  • Industry certifications are intertwined in the courses; students will have the option to prepare and certify for industry certifications during the entirety of their degree program. Both Amazon and Microsoft technologies are in demand in the marketplace today.
  • Begin with building basic skills in data analysis and database fundamentals, then moving on to more intermediate and advanced concepts and applied skills such as working with non-relational data, data visualization, and finally exploring data science and machine learning.
  • Career readiness, integrated real-world projects and internships.
  • Upon completion, workforce degrees are intended to give students the skills needed to move directly into employment. While these degrees are not intended to transfer to a university, DATA graduates will be eligible to apply for admissions to two of Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor’s programs: Bachelor of Applied Science - Management, BAS  degree and Bachelor of Applied Science - Software Development, BAS  degree.
Work-Based Learning
  • Cooperative education is integrated in two-parts. Students work on product ideation during the first year and then product deployment during their second year.

Degree Option:

This program offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS  degree in Data Management and Analytics. During their first year, students are introduced to foundational hands-on-skills in the general areas of technological futures, cloud computing, and programming. In the second year, students continue with more advanced topics in data information systems, computing architecture, and development. The program will be offered online with weekly cohort connects via Zoom. Industry certifications are intertwined throughout the courses giving students the option to prepare and certify in a variety of skills. The program also includes experiential learning through two cooperative education internship courses where students will work on product ideation and product deployment.


    Associate Degrees: Workforce

    Intended to give students the skills needed to move directly into employment.

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