The Business Information Technology Advanced Technical Certificate provides the skills to begin a career in Business Intelligence. The student analyzes business issues and data challenges and then applies decision-support and business-intelligence solutions for improving work processes for better business decision making. This certificate program provides an individual with the means to analyze problems using logic and analysis tools, translate instruction sets into a computer language, and build and maintain business-intelligence information systems.
Earning a certificate can be the first step toward earning a baccalaureate degree in the field. The credits from this certificate program are applicable toward the Business Information Technology Concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree.
Admission to this program requires an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0-point scale. The student must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the program. If the student’s associate degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:
PLO 1: Serve as a liaison between the information technology and business divisions of a company.
PLO 2: Incorporate and apply the business process in order to gather, format, analyze, and disseminate information to support business objectives.
PLO 3: Determine how information technology can support managerial decision making and problem solving.
PLO 4: Formulate effective business intelligence data models, design system solutions, and integrate these into a sustainable business model.