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IT - Data and Analytics Specialist

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Degree Type
62-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • Daytime
  • Evening

Prepare for a variety of careers in the rapidly-growing field of data. Gain skills in data modeling, database development, report development, and data warehouse design and development. Explore the basics of programming, data visualization, statistical data analysis and data analytics.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Potential Careers

If you are a patient, critical thinker and have strong analytical and reasoning skills, a job as a database specialist might be right for you. Those who work in these roles are dependable and adaptable, and they have a willingness to learn new technologies to stay current and advance in their careers.

  • Database Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Report Developer
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Data Warehouse Developer
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$85,000 – $100,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Leverage current industry-standard tools including Microsoft SQL Server, the Microsoft BI stack (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) and Power BI. Learn the basics of programming in C# and Python.
  2. Participate in a capstone project to develop data-driven applications for stakeholders on campus.
  3. Earn two degrees in three years by combining this program with IT - Web and Software Developer.

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