BAS in Data Analytics

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Graduates will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances, data managers, in a wide range of organizations and industries.

What is Data Analytics?

Modern data analytics brings together tools from business, communications,  graphic arts, information technology and statistics to collect, mine, and interpret large datasets. Data analytics are used to illustrate concepts and inform business decisions. Data analytics is a rapidly emerging field, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Analytics provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment in a wide range of organizations and industries. Graduates will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances, data managers.

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BAS Data Analytics Faculty


Gerald HarveyGerald Harvey
Adjunct Instructor

Email: gerald.harvey@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A255

Spring 2018 Courses: ISIT 344

Biography:

Gerald comes to us after serving in the IBIT department as Information Technology Manager for the Virtual Lab Program. He was the chief architect and pioneer in designing and managing the overall NSCOM and IST program content behind the scene from inception in 2013. He successfully managed all technical aspects of ensuring staff, faculty and students alike were able to maximize learning success in the new virtual lab program environment.

He brings well over 26 years of customer service excellence, organizational leadership, personnel, program, project, and IT management as well as being an Air Force commissioned officer veteran culminating a 22-year career. Snippets of his vast capabilities include managing multiple multi-million-dollar LAN/WAN and IT tech refreshes and infrastructure upgrades for a large Western Regional trauma II military healthcare facility, Madigan AMC, where he served as Director, Network Operations overseeing all aspects of IT and Network Security for the site. In another project, he managed a portion of the $100M Air force wide personnel system overhaul project leading travel and install teams to successfully convert HR programs, software, applications and hardware at bases world-wide. He has a dual Business and Management Information Systems bachelor’s degree from Saint Martin’s University, a master’s degree from Faith International University in Counseling and Divinity and is currently pursuing a doctoral strategic business leadership program.


Winnie Li PictureWinnie Li
Full-time Faculty

Email: winnie.li@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2825

Office Location: A255G

Spring 2018 Courses: BA 240, DA 310, DA 485

Biography:

Winnie Li has been a full time faculty at Bellevue College since 2007, teaching in the Computer Science Transfer and Business Administration Programs. She is also the program chair and the lead faculty in the BAS in Data Analytics program. She has a MS in Statistics from California State University East Bay and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California Davis. Before joining BC, she worked in multiple roles in Clearwire and Microsoft.


Art LovestedtArt Lovestedt
Adjunct Instructor

Email: art.lovestedt@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Spring 2018 Courses: ISIT 334

Biography:

Art Lovestedt has been a CIO for nearly two decades, including extensive academic and professional experience in business management and information technology. He has been the CIO at PlayStream (now Internap), Guidant Financial Group and Online Video Service, and held contract or consulting positions at ShopNow.com, Blue Nile and TPI Software (now Hypercom). Five previous companies have gone public or been purchased by a public company during or just after his tenure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, process automation and efficiency, information system design and management, web marketing, team building and business development. Currently, he is a founding partner at Executive TimeSlice and serves as a fractional CIO for several companies.

Art holds a M.S. in Computer Systems with an emphasis in Technology Management, and a B.A. in Business Administration with emphases in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from the University of Washington.


Not AvailableDan Yamasaki
Adjunct Instructor

Email: dyamasak@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2806

Office Location: D110

Spring 2018 Courses: MATH 342

Biography:

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Prerequisites


All students must complete the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the BAS Data Analytics program:

  • Associate’s degree in Applied Accounting, Business Management or Marketing, Information Systems,  Business Administration Transfer or Computer Science Transfer (or 90 equivalent credits)
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (and a cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • ENGL& 101
    • 5 credits of College level math (MATH 138, MATH&141 or equivalent)
    • 5-credits of Social Science and Humanities from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Two sciences, including one earth, space or physical and one with a lab
    • Level one Excel proficiency (BTS 165 or CS 250 or challenge test)

Technology or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

Notice: This list is for informational purposes only. Please verify information with the IBIT office before making decisions based on this information.

Application Deadlines


Starting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Fall 2018Jan 16, 2018May 1, 2018Sept 9, 2018

How to Apply


Step 1: Apply to BC for General Admission & Complete the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning to the college after four or more quarters must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit all Official Transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC. Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2. Complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Processing time is typically 5-10 business days.

Step 2: Complete and submit the BAS application

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. If you have transfer credits, your application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and evaluated through the above process in Step 1.

*Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses.
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) discussing:
    • your education and work experience;
    • advanced certifications or other educational attainments you already posses;
    • your personal and professional goals;
    • any specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program;
    • any challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals;
    • any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for iBIT BAS programs is $75.

 

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Contact the Program Manager for questions about the BAS application process.

Degree Requirements


Coursework in the program includes areas such as Applied Statistical Methods, Predictive Analytics, Data Analysis with Software Programming, Data Visualization, and Web Analytics.

BAS Data Analytics Schedule

Year 3Fall Winter Spring
INST 150 International Business or BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals or BUS 101Intro to BusMath 341 Applied Statistical Methods IMATH 342 Applied Statistical Methods II
BA 240 Statistical AnalysisISIT 330Business IntelligenceCMST 340 Applied Org Comm
DA 310 Intro to Data AnalyticsDA 320 Data Acquisition & MgmtISIT 334 Data Visulization
Year 4FallWinterSpring
DA 410 Mulitvariate AnalysisDA 420 Predictive AnalyticsDA 485 Capstone
ISIT 434 Web AnalyticsDA 430 Marketing AnalyticsECON 4XX Econometrics
ENG 235 Technical WritingPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITDA Elective

Frequently Asked Questions


When will the BAS DA program begin?

We admit a new cohort for the BAS DA program each fall quarter.

Can I enroll if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Generally, students applying to the BAS DA program have completed an associate’s degree in Applied Accounting, Business Management or Marketing, Information Systems, Business Administration Transfer or Computer Science Transfer.  If you do not have an associate’s degree, contact the Program Manager for more information.

Besides a completed associate’s degree are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes, you can find the specific course prerequisites on the “Prerequisites” tab.

Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code, contact the Program Manager Shanon Ehmke Reedy at: 425-564-3167 or shanon.reedy@bellevuecollege.edu.

Can I apply now even though I will not finish my AAS or AAS-T until the end of spring or summer quarter?

Yes, you can apply now and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

I received my AAS or AAS-T over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to enter this program?

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/.

What is the tuition for this program?

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses.  There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition/.

Can I complete this program online?

Some classes may be available online, but many are offered primarily on the Bellevue College main campus.

Can I reapply next year if I am not accepted into the program?

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program advisor will help you develop a program of study to gain the most benefit from each course.

How long will it take me to finish?

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90-95 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant.

Is the program accredited?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Our website contains the best information.  You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail: Shanon Ehmke Reedy.

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For additional information, contact Shanon Ehmke Reedy.

Last Updated April 20, 2018