Applied Big Data Analytics

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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About the Program

The Applied Big Data Analytics AAS degree prepares students to enter into the rapidly growing industry of Big Data Analytics. While in the program, students will learn how to:

  • Help businesses and organizations use the power of analytics to become more intelligent, innovative, and profitable
  • Examine large data sets to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, and customer preferences
  • Utilize advanced analytics to detect or predict future attacks and breaches

The demand for employees in the big data analytics field is exploding! According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the Big Data Analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2017—and is projected to grow to $203 billion by 2020.

Organizations are making big data analytics a priority. Currently, more than a third of industries are currently using some form of advanced analytics on Big Data—for business intelligence, predictive analytics and data mining tasks, and this is expected to grow. Salaries for Analytics professionals are soaring.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Data Warehousing Specialist

Salary Data

Information Security Analyst*
Average Wage: $42.96/hour

Business Intelligence Analyst**
Data Warehousing Specialist**

*Typically requires Bachelor’s degree
** Emerging career specialty. Typically requires Bachelor’s degree, please consult with program faculty for salary information.

Information gathered pertains to the seven-county metro area -

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    Program Faculty

  • Experience: Israel Emmanuel is the Lead Instructor for the Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics (CVF) program at Century College, one of Minnesota’s largest two-year colleges. Israel pioneered the CVF at Century and with collaboration of other faculty developed the curriculum and associated degree and certificate programs. Israel has more than 19 years of experience in IT security, computer forensics, vulnerability, intrusion detection/prevention, and incident response. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the SANS institute. He has consulted with several Fortune 500 companies in the areas of regulatory compliance, forensics, threat detection and identity and access management. Point of Contact (POC) for the Cybersecurity, Forensics and Information Assurance program.
    Israel Emmanuel
    Faculty/Program Director
    Cybersecurity, Forensics and Information Assurance