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Business Analyst

10-102-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, Evening Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Do you enjoy investigating and facilitating improvements to business’ information systems, policies and business processes? If so, you may be interested in the Business Analyst program. In this program, you'll gain the skills necessary to understand the structure, policies and operation of an organization. You'll learn techniques to research, analyze and design solutions using business requirements, best practices and relevant technology. Career opportunities are available in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and finance.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (41 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Business Analyst Essentials
    10-102-115
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10102115
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides a foundational understanding of business analysis and the underlying competencies of a business analyst.

  • BA Planning and Monitoring
    10-102-124
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102124
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction in the multiple approaches used for performing business analysis, planning activities and ongoing communication, defining scopes, process improvements, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies, and the management process.

    Coreq: Business Analyst Essentials 10102115 OR Active in Supply Chain Management plan
  • Project Management, Intro to
    10-196-188
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196188
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on how to apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will write a project proposal, work with project teams, sequence project tasks, develop project budgets, identify project resources, implement the project, chart project progress, deal with variations, evaluate the project, and use various technology in these processes.

  • College Success: On Course
    10-890-100
    1Credit
    18
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10890100
    • Credits: 1.00

    On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.

  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Elicitation and Collaboration Techniques
    10-102-126
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10102126
    • Credits: 2.00

    Define stakeholders and use the stakeholder analysis to conduct elicitation activities accurately capturing information needs, documenting and confirming results. Facilitates meetings and communication plan to support ongoing collaboration.

    Prereq: BA Planning and Monitoring 10102124
  • Systems Analysis
    10-107-158
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10107158
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the principles and techniques of modern system analysis and design. It explores the fundamentals of traditional systems and methodologies, data flow diagrams and case tools. It also tracks the systems' development life cycle and explains the various stages.

  • Data Access for Programmers
    10-152-168
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10152168
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides background in fundamental database concepts, design, documentation, implementation and distribution involving the relational database model. Students will create, query and update relational databases using Structured Query Language (SQL).

  • Problem Solving
    10-196-131
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10196131
    • Credits: 2.00

    Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.

  • Requirements Analysis & Design
    10-102-130
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102130
    • Credits: 3.00

    Understand the principles of solution requirements, traceability, measuring, and tracing quality of BA work, utilizing metrics, complying with organizational standards, and managing and supporting organizational change.

    Prereq: Systems Analysis 10107158
  • Business Career Planning
    10-106-199
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10106199
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business career. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.

  • Cost Controls and Budgeting
    10-196-110
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.

  • Leadership Development
    10-196-190
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196190
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers the supervisor's role in leadership effectiveness. Topics include theories of leadership, development and implementation of teams, impact of leadership style, philosophy of corporate culture and leadership in the global marketplace.

  • BA Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
    10-102-136
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102136
    • Credits: 3.00

    Understand business structure, strategy, and impact of work efforts; define the importance of vision, strategy, goals and objectives; define solution scope; and examine the connection between technology and business to make strategically informed decisions.

  • Business Analyst Career Experience
    10-102-198
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10102198
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides students with an opportunity to select any hands-on experience related to Internship or Capstone Project. Instructor approval required.

    Prereq: Business Career Planning 10106199
  • Effective Business Practice
    10-106-118
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on business soft skills to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.

  • Lean Tools
    10-623-195
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10623195
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Math & Logic
    10-804-133
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804133
    • Credits: 3.00

    Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR College Tech Math 1A 10804113 OR 10804115 College Tech Math 1 OR not in a program
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

    Suggested Electives (2 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Business Presentation Techniques
    10-106-178
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106178
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops skills to prepare, support, and facilitate effective business presentations. Students develop skills to present themselves and design powerful in-person and virtual presentations.

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