2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Technology - Data Analytics Concentration, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3369, Program Site

The Computer Information Technology - Data Analytics Concentration prepares students for entry-level data analytics positions requiring knowledge, setup and usage of business intelligence, and data analysis techniques. Students will have the ability to extract, manipulate, and visualize data in support of organizational decision making. The Data Analytics concentration combines skills from computer information technology, statistics, and analytics. Course work will include instructional information regarding databases, SQL, analysis of big data, data visualization, programming, mathematical and statistical techniques, and project management. Emphasis is placed on strong communication skills necessary to interact with key stakeholders to achieve their desired objectives.

Graduates of the program concentration should be able to:

  • Analyze mathematical/statistical solutions to resolve organizational data needs.
  • Develop a data driven solution using current industry technology.
  • Perform data analysis using current programming languages.
  • Design, develop, and analyze data using a data visualization dashboard.


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits. If completed, this degree will transfer into the BS in Professional Studies program at Middle Tennessee State University.

Career Opportunities

Typical positions available to graduates of these programs are (entry/associate level):

  • Data Analyst
  • BI Analyst
  • Visualization Analyst
  • Quality Review & Audit Analyst

Course Requirements

Additional Course Requirements (17 hrs)

Total Required – Associate Degree: 61 Credits

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

First Year

Second Year


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.

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