2017-2018 Academic Catalog

IT - Business Intelligence, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

Business intelligence analysts use data to figure out market and business trends for companies to increase profits and efficiency. They may work directly for a company, or as a consultant. Business intelligence analysts gather this data through a number of ways, from mining a company's own internal data, looking at competitor data and industry trends to help develop a picture of where the company stands in the industry, where they can improve, and where they can reduce costs.

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Career opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding and skills necessary to manage technology.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates should be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Analyze information gathered for decision support using the appropriate statistical and modeling techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper data analysis techniques to provide accurate information necessary to maintain effective business operations.
  • Assess the information needs for a global business decision situation and identify the appropriate sources for that information.
  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative data needed to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Create business models for forecasting and business analysis.
  • Manage Business Intelligence technologies.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 245Strategic Business Analysis

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:40

Program Electives

Select 6 credit hours from the following list. Be sure to check for prerequisites*.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 199IT Internship

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

SMM 105Intro to Social Media Mktg

3 credits

SMM 150Social Media Mktg Analytics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 66

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 245Strategic Business Analysis

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Program Elective Options:

Select 6 credit hours from the following list of courses.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 199IT Internship

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

SMM 105Intro to Social Media Mktg

3 credits

SMM 150Social Media Mktg Analytics

3 credits

IT 212, IT 216, IT 270: Be sure to check for prerequisites.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 66 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all IT and CS core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. 2 cornerstone religion courses, 2 additional elective religion courses