Data Analytics

Get ready to jumpstart a career with global impact. Earn credit while learning in-demand data analytics skills including Excel and Tableau.

Enrollment for JCU Analytics Edge is now open for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021!

ENHANCE YOUR RESUME BY TACKLING REAL-WORLD CASE STUDIES FROM TOP COMPANIES

Our World Runs On Data

Data is everywhere. From helping schools expand equal education access to allowing Silicon Valley startups to make advancements in alternative energy, data continuously transforms our lives.


We want to better equip you – the next generation of changemakers – with the tools and skills needed to successfully interpret the stories data tells and make the bold, data-driven decisions that will better our tomorrow.

Your Courses

COURSE 1: INTRO TO APPLIED DATA ANALYTICS

SUMMER 2021 AND FALL 2021NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

This isn’t your typical intro course. 

From day one, you’ll learn how to utilize tools like Excel to analyze real-world datasets and solve real-world problems. Data-driven decision making is the future – be a part of it.


After this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data analytics skills
  • Build your resume with real-world data analytics experience
  • Receive an Excel Specialist Certification

3 CREDITS

Enrollment Options:

Undergraduate Students

BI 141

Graduate & Non-degree seeking Students

BI 521

COURSE 2:  DATA VISUALIZATION WITH TABLEAU

SUMMER 2021 AND FALL 2021 - NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Picking up where Intro to Data Analytics left off, you’ll utilize tools like Tableau to become a data storyteller. You will learn to apply key design principles and create digestible and dynamic data visualizations to impact the world around you. 


After this course you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data visualization skills 
  • Build your resume with real-world data visualization experience
  • Receive a Tableau Specialist Certification

3 CREDITS

Enrollment Options:

Undergraduate Students

BI 241

Graduate & Non-degree seeking Students

BI 522

COURSE 3:  DATA WRANGLING WITH SQL

FALL 2021 - NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

This course is for aspiring data analysts who understand spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel but have little to no coding experience. You'll now learn how to query and aggregate data from SQL and answer questions by using data. 


After this course you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data wrangling skills
  • Build your resume with real-world data wrangling experience
  • Receive a SQL Specialist Certification & badge for your LinkedIn

How It Works

Take everything you know about online courses and throw it away. Applying the best of both worlds, this program blends the structured familiarity of in-person classes with the ease and convenience of virtual learning, delivering you the tools and resources you need to succeed. Experience high-quality content, engaging group discussions and develop relevant, applicable skills from the moment you log in.

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.


Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts to real data sets and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

NO TESTS,
NO QUIZZES

ON-ON-ONE,GUIDED, SUPPORT

INTERACTIVE,
ONLINE SESSIONS

FLEXIBLE,
ONLINE LEARNING

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.


Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts to real data sets and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

You're going to feel confident and fully supported every step of

the way.


If a specific assignment has you stumped, reach out to our 1:1 on-demand Tutoring Center or attend weekly group Study Halls! Need help catching up or have questions? Your dedicated Program Advisor is here to be your personal success coach.

Once you’ve tackled the modules on your own, meet with your peers once a week in LiveLab, a virtual classroom conducted over Zoom.


During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your peers and instructor to deepen your understanding and get additional hands-on practice. 

Whether you prefer to work at your desk at 2 PM or on your couch at 2 AM, our 100% online program gives you the flexibility to learn your way, every day. 


Each week, you’ll complete online modules containing Hollywood-produced Video Lectures and tangible exercises, set to a schedule that works best for you.


What You'll Learn

Each module in this course is designed to make you career-ready. Using relevant case studies and a learn-by-doing approach, you'll analyze data, translate technical details into business needs, and begin confidently communicating the stories behind the numbers.

MODULE

MODULE

MODULE

MODULE

Welcome
Kick-off

Excel
Basics

People Analytics

Data
Visualizations

Robert Really Loves Data

HE'LL MAKE YOU LOVE IT, TOO

A rare blend of profound, real-world experiences and a passion for upskilling students, Robert will be both your fearless leader and #1 cheerleader throughout the course. By devoting his professional life to studying and using data to champion holistic changes in a wide array of fields, Robert has the industry experience to best prepare you for your future data-driven career.

He’ll also attempt to be funny along the way – we apologize in advance.

Former Professor of Machine Learning & Data Science at Santa Clara University

Artificial Intelligence advisor at
NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Former Supply Chain Data Scientist at Intel

Avid Rum Judge & Traveler

DR. ROBERT ALVAREZ

Professor

I love being able to share my knowledge and passion for data and about critical thinking and problem solving with everyone. This class is not a math class. It’s a data class, and we can do so much more by giving students the right tools.

Hey! I'm Andrew.

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

Every week, I’ll assist any way I can during our virtual LiveLabs to make sure you’re properly retaining the info from the Video Lectures.

Right At Your Fingertips

ANDREW
LiveLab Instructor

We know you got this. But for the times you need a helping hand, we’ve compiled a slew of resources to make sure you achieve the best results.

Natalie here!

Missed a class? Having some issues submitting assignments? LMK! Together, we’ll troubleshoot any hiccups that get in the way of you having a smooth learning experience.

NATALIE
Program Advisor

Don't Just Take Our Word For It ...

The lessons taught in this class apply to the real world, and the instructors are passionate about what they're teaching.

Great course! One of my favorite courses I've taken in college so far.

This has been the best class I've taken in college because I felt like I learned something useful for once.

SOPHOMORE | History

SENIOR | Finance

JUNIOR | Comms

I really liked how we used real data sets. It showed me that data analysis can be used in so many professional fields.

I must say I ENJOYED this class, and I actually retained knowledge from it.

What I liked most is how practical it is.

This course has been great!

I am already using my data analysis skills for vendor management at a financial institution.

JUNIOR | Accounting

FRESHMAN | Poli Sci

ALUM | Marketing

FAQs

For current John Carroll undergraduate students:

  • Intro to Applied Data Analytics: BI 141
  • Data Visualization with Tableau: BI 241
  • Data Wrangling with SQL: TBD

If you are a grad student, Alumni or a non-degree seeking student, the course codes are:

  • Intro to Applied Data Analytics: BI 521
  • Data Visualization with Tableau: BI 522

Enrollment for the JCU Analytics Edge is currently open for both Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.
The Summer 2021 courses will run from May 25, 2021 - August 19, 2021 and consists of two courses:

  • Intro to Applied Data Analytics (May 25, 2021 - July 2, 2021)
  • Data Visualization with Tableau (July 6, 2021 - August 19, 2021)

The Fall 2021 courses will be offered during the traditional Fall Term from August 30, 2021 - December 20, 2021.
These courses include:

  • Intro to Applied Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization with Tableau*
  • Data Wrangling with SQL*

*Eligible with prerequisites.

Class will be broken up into two parts:

  1. The Video Lectures are high-quality, recorded online videos and can be completed any time — day or night — but you will need to stay on track with your Valley peers.

  2. The virtual classrooms, LiveLabs, are weekly events conducted over Zoom video chat with your classmates.

Summer Term LiveLabs will be on:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Fall and Spring Term LiveLabs will be on:

  • Tuesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm ET for Intro to Applied Data Analytics
  • Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm ET for Data Visualization with Tableau
  • Thursdays from 12 pm to 1 pm ET for Data Wrangling with SQL

You are required to attend LiveLabs with your classmates, weekly.

Once a week, you will participate in a face-to-face, online session with your instructor and classmates to discuss project work and provide Q&A on the previous lectures.

You will have access to an on-demand online tutor, a coach to make sure you stay on track, a peer pod for group work, and a weekly live discussion.

No, these courses are designed for all backgrounds and majors. Rather than starting your courses in theory, your courses will start with a focus on real world application, using tools that remove complexity. These courses are not just “open note”; they are “open everything”, just like the real world.

This course will require you to have access to a computer (desktop or laptop), stable high-speed internet and a webcam. Students will pay a $149 materials fee at the beginning of the course, which covers access to all tech platforms.

  • For Windows, a computer with a 64 bit version of Windows 7 or later is required.
  • For Macs, a model from 2009 or newer is required.

No, you can attend these courses from anywhere.

In addition to Dr. Alvarez's digital courses, the Boler College offers a range of BI courses each semester, spanning from one (1) credit to more advanced offerings.

The JCU Analytics Edge is offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online programs that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

JCU Analytics Edge is offered through John Carroll University

Contact John Carroll Data Analytics Team at (216) 208-4297.

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