Faculty of Science and Technology

    Data Analytics Program - Diploma



  • 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 32-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.

  • Program Overview

    Note: First College is offering a FREE laptop for January 2020 intake.



    What we provide:

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

    • Student Loan Available


    What is your future opportunity?

    (Career 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


    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

    Note: First College is offering a FREE laptop for January 2020 intake.

    Student Loan Available
    Students will also receive $1,000.00 CAD OFF for January 2020 intake ONLY (Domestic Students).



    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

  • Data Analytics Program 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.


    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.

  • English Language Competency Requirements

    First College admits applicants whose first language is not English. Applicants must submit evidence of one of the following test scores:

    Applicants whose first language is not English

    Standardized English language proficiency test score from an authorized assessment centre

    Evidence of one of the following test scores:

    1. Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT): test within the last year: Listening 6, Speaking 6, Reading 5 and

    Writing 5.

    *** Please note: A CLB Report Card from a LINC Program may also be accepted.


    2. Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP – General): test within last 2 years; Listening 6, Speaking 6, Reading 5, and Writing 5


    3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic or General – test within last 2 years: Overall score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, and no score lower than 5 in Reading and Writing.


    4. A minimum of 60% on the First College language assessment prior to enrolling.

  • 2020/2021 Date and Schedule

    Kelowna Campus

    Questions? E-mail us at enrollment@firstcollege.ca


    This program is currently working through the FINAL accreditation process with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) branch of the BC government Ministry of Advanced Education.

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