Join one of the fastest-growing fields, Data Analytics, by earning an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Big data is a critical part of health care today. Learning these important skills will set you up for a successful career as a data analyst. Graduates of this program are in high demand in the health care industry.

This is where learning is valued

  • Learn the role of analyzing data for employers gathering information necessary to identify data needs.
  • Apply critical-thinking skills through the use of data.
  • Develop effective communication skills with stakeholders through your findings and offer solutions, while recommending opportunities for improvement with the use of data.

This is where anything is possible

  • 100% Online Asynchronous Courses– login on anytime anywhere to complete your coursework.
  • Flexible schedule – with courses starting every 8 weeks you will focus on mastering specific topics before moving on to new ones.
  • All current American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations are eligible for prior learning credit evaluation at Southwest Tech. Learn more under Prior Learning below.

This program is available 100% online.

  • Overview
  • Is This Program for You?

    Program Basics

    • Associate degree requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
    • 4 semesters – 60 credits
    • 100% online, full or part time. Some courses available on campus.
    • Classes start every eight weeks.
    • Financial aid available.
    • Credit for prior learning may be available.
  • Curriculum & Costs
  • Note: Session 1 = 1st 8 weeks; Session 2 = 2nd 8 weeks.

    Semester 1 - Fall (Tuition: $2,300 Books: $460-$660)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-804-189 Introductory Statistics 3 Session 1
    10-102-152 Data Analytics 1 3 Session 1
    10-102-153 Elicitation & Collaboration Techniques 3 Session 1
    10-102-154 Databases 3 Session 2
    10-102-156 Ethics in Data Analytics 3 Session 2
    Semester 2 - Spring (Tuition: $1,840 Books: $30-$40)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-196-209 Team Building and Problem Solving 3 Session 1
    10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3 Session 1
    10-102-155 Business Intelligence & Visualization 3 Session 2
    10-102-157 Data Analytics 2 3 Session 2
    Semester 3 - Summer (Tuition: $1,080 Books: $390-$570)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-103-118 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 1
    10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App 3
    10-809-195 Economics 3
    Semester 4 - Fall (Tuition: $1,840)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-102-158 Requirements Life Cycle Management 3 Session 1
    10-196-215 Project Management Fundamentals 3 Session 1
    10-102-159 Requirements Analysis & Design 3 Session 2
    10-102-160 Software Applications 3 Session 2
    Semester 5 - Spring (Tuition: $2,150 Books: $110-$160)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-102-161 Strategy Analysis & Evaluation 3 Session 1
    10-623-110 Lean Concepts 3 Session 1
    10-102-162 Programming in Data Analytics 3 Session 1
    10-801-197 Technical Reporting 3 Session 2
    10-102-163 Data Analytics Career Experience-Internship 2 Session 2
    Total Credits: 60
    Estimated Total Tuition: $9,210

    Cost of Attendance (COA) 24-25

    Cost of Attendance (COA) is a total of all the usual expenses of being a student. The COA sets the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive.

    Category Amount
    Tuition and Fees $4,820
    Living Expenses (Housing and Food) $9,148
    Books and Supplies $1,466
    Personal Expenses $3,608
    Transportation $4,018
    Charger Tech 360 Fee $600
    Loan Fees $84
    Yearly Total (Living Away from Home) $23,744
    1 Semester Total (Living Away from Home) $11,872

    Based on Wisconsin Residents.

    Approximate school costs are for a full-time (12 credit) student over a semester span of 17 weeks.

    Fees are legislated by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

    These costs are estimates and are subject to change without notice.

  • Requirements
  • Admission and Program Requirements

    • Submit Application
    • To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Accuplacer or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session. Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
    • Admissions Meeting: After applying and submitting transcripts, make an admissions meeting with the advisor by clicking "Make an appointment" with the program Advisor.

    Helpful Academic Background

    • Consumer math
    • Algebra
    • Computer skills

    Program Fees

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
    • Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
  • Outcomes
  • Program Outcomes

    At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:

    • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need
    • Interpret and analyze data based on statistical data analysis concepts
    • Effectively communicate information in various formats to appropriate audiences
    • Value and safeguard the ethical use of data in all aspects of their profession
    • Transform findings from data resources into actionable business strategies
  • Career Opportunities
  • Data Analytics includes a broad range of occupational titles. Those listed below are commonly found in industry, but specific titles will vary according to each individual employer. With additional education and/or work experience, Data Analtyics program graduates may have additional opportunities in managerial roles such as Operations Research Analysts, Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists among others.

    Southwest Tech's Career Connections Center offers Services to assist students looking for job placement.

  • Transfers
  • Prior Learning
  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!

    Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.

    For more information on Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.

    At any time, you may Request Credit for Prior Learning.

    Business Analyst Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options:

    Course # Course Title
    Challenge Exam
    Challenge Exam
    10-102-130Management PrinciplesYes
    CLEP Test - Principles of Management
    10-103-118Intermediate Microsoft ExcelYes
    Any Microsoft MOUS certification (even an old certification) will also be considered for CPL
    10-623-110Lean ConceptsYes
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – Requires approval of course instructor
    10-801-196Oral/Interpersonal CommunicationYes
    10-801-197Technical ReportingYes
    CLEP Test - Principles of Macroeconomics