• Data Analytics Program


    Data Analytics is an in-demand field that focuses on making decisions supported by data. It's grounded in statistics – to formulate relevant questions and determine the answer based on data – and in computer science – to manipulate and visualize data efficiently. Data analysts play a critical role in the data economy and are key for a business to succeed in the data age.


    This 39-week accelerated program offers a unique blend of knowledge, essential skills and perspectives; designed to meet the industry-standard core competencies within data analytics. The content in this program was developed to ensure that graduates are conversant in approaches that will strengthen the organization’s ability to better collect, clean, visualize and analyze data to make evidence-based decisions.


    Graduates will be prepared to provide effective and reliable data cleaning, visualization, analysis and communication for business dealing with data such as banks, retailers, online business, manufactures with IOT data etc. Other client populations will include governments and their agencies, non-profit organizations and NGOs with data analysis need.

    Contact an Enrollment Advisor for More Information Today!

    Data Analytics Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


    What are your future opportunities?

    • Data analyst
    • Business analyst
    • Junior data scientist
    • Merchandising analyst
    • Retail analytics specialist
    • Business intelligence
    • Retail analytics specialist
    • Operations assistant
    • Research assistant
    • Research associate
    • Portfolio analyst
    • Gov't Agencies

  • Program Information

    Admission Requirement


    First College admits applicants on a first-qualified basis, whereby applicants must meet one of the following two admission criteria:


    1. The student has graduated from grade 12 or equivalent (B.C. high school diploma, B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, General Education Development) or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction; or


    2. The student has a mature student status: at least 19 years of age and proof of completion of Grade 10 English. Please note: College courses determined to be equivalent to completion of Grade 10 English (or higher) by post-secondary institutions are accepted and applicants must submit transcripts to evidence completion. A minimum of a C grade is accepted.


    *First College admits applicants whose first language is not English. Applicants must submit evidence of the English Language Proficiency. Click Here for more details.

    Course Information:


    COSC 201 Algebra for Data Analysis
    COSC 202 Practical Statistics
    COSC 203 Introduction to R
    COSC 204 Introduction to SQL For Data Analysis
    COSC 205 Data Wrangling
    COSC 206 Visualization for Data Analytics
    COSC 207 Regression Analysis
    COSC 208 Forecasting
    COSC 209 Classification
    COSC 210 Causal Inference
    COSC 211 Communications for Data Professions
    COSC 200 Capstone Project

    What we provide:


    • Flexible Course Schedule - including weekend classes & 2.5 days a week
    • Highly Qualified & Professional Instructors
    • Scholarship and Subsidy Available

    • Student Loan Available

    What you will receive:


    • Data Analytics (DA) Diploma

    • Proficiency with data analytics and visualization tools (R, SQL, ggplot, etc) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.

    • The average Data Analyst salary in Canada is $60,270 per year or $30.91 per hour. Entry level positions start at $31,224 per year while most experienced workers make up to $102,459 per year

  • Data Analytics Program Cost

    Student Loan Available



    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $9,500.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $800.00 CAD

    Total Cost: $10,450.00 CAD


    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $10,500.00 CAD
    Assessment Fee & Administrative Fee - $100.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $800.00 CAD

    Total Cost: $11,550.00 CAD

  • 2020/2021 Date and Schedule

    January 20, 2021 to November 4, 2021

    (39 Weeks Without Breaks, 20 hours a week)

    Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    May 17, 2021 to March 10, 2022

    (39 Weeks Without Breaks, 20 hours a week)

    Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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