IT - Data Specialist

IT - Data Specialist

Degree Type

63-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-156-3

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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Start

  • No information available.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop with at least 16GB memory and 500GB disk space
  • 500GB SSD external hard drive

How To Apply

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

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

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

$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.

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), Tableau 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 IT - Data Specialist with IT - Web and Software Developer. Learn more about this dual degree option.

IT - Database Specialist

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

 

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