School of Technology

Data Analyst

Learn how to interpret data and create data management solutions to support organizations.

Program Delivery


Program Overview

The Data Analyst program will prepare you for an in-demand, rewarding role that you can find in a variety of industries. While you’re a student, you’ll learn how to ethically collect data, articulate that data, and present findings to coworkers. As a data analyst, you will need strong critical thinking skills as well as statistical and data security knowledge.

This program is licensed under Alberta’s Private Vocational Training Act (PVTA) and Manitoba’s Private Vocational Institutions Act (PVIA).

This program is best suited for individuals wanting to build new skills and pivot their existing careers, though it’s also a great option for anyone looking for a more defined role with a specialized skill set. Graduates can find work at organizations in both the public and private tech sectors. 

The coursework for this program is facilitated through Robertson Online and can be completed within 1 year, giving our students the ultimate flexibility as they pursue a meaningful career from anywhere in Canada. While you’ll be completing the program remotely, you’ll have instructor support along the way in the form of online office hours and virtual sessions.

Program Delivery

Online Learning

  • Study on your own schedule with the option to attend live lectures throughout the week to connect with your instructor.
  • Remote learning doesn't mean you're doing it on your own! You will always have the support of your instructors and education team through video calls, discussion boards and more.
  • Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you flexibility.

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Program Details

Quick Facts



51 Weeks (12 Months)



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Admission Requirements

Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students.

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Career Opportunities

The Data Analyst is a rewarding role that’s increasing in demand due to the pandemic and the need for technology. Robertson graduates will enter the industry with a competitive edge as the role becomes more defined and known across organizations. The program is also a great opportunity for those currently working in tech to shift to a more specialized role, allowing them to leverage their previous knowledge and experience.

Graduates can find opportunities in a variety of industries and organizations. Employment opportunities include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Innovation Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Clerk
You could be earning in less than a year

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Next Start Dates

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor. Real-time sessions are recorded so that you have the option to watch them at a later time.

July 29, 2024
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August 26, 2024
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Topics of Study

Business Intelligence (100 Hours)

This course introduces students to the concept of Business Intelligence (BI) and how this serves as a foundation for the data analysis profession. Students will develop an understanding of BI approaches across disciplines such as banking, healthcare, government, and education. They will be introduced to key technologies used within these disciplines to support BI. Students will develop the skills to support effective BI through the use of data.

Career Preparation (40 Hours)

This course introduces students to career preparation strategies. Students will be introduced to job search strategies, interview and other career management strategies. Students will develop an understanding of the various stages of a career within the profession.

Business Communication (60 Hours)

This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace. Students will be introduced to essential skills in writing, speaking, formal presentations and the use of technology to enhance workplace communication.

Dashboards (80 Hours)

In this course, students will be introduced to the design and development of dashboards. Students will develop the capacity to develop effective data dashboards, use dashboard technology effectively, and design dashboard to best fit organizational and reporting needs. Students will develop the skills to support data analytics through effective dashboards visualizations.

Data Collection (100 Hours)

This course introduces students to the process of data collection and storage. Students will be introduced to the processes of data collection, integration, storage, cleaning, and data security. Students will also explore the concept of ethical collection, storage and use of data. Students will develop the skills to effectively collect and manage data.

Database Design (100 Hours)

In this course, students will develop the capacity to develop and design databases. Students will develop the skills to design databases using common models and structures. They will be introduced to the elements of different databases and how to develop schema for each. Students will develop the skills to develop databases tailored to a variety of BI and data needs.

Data Manipulation (100 Hours)

In this course, students will be introduced to the process of data manipulation. Students will develop the skills to manipulate data in Excel and will learn scripting languages such as Python and SQL. Students will develop a broad understanding of data manipulation techniques and technologies.

Data Visualization (80 Hours)

This course will introduce students to data visualization techniques and strategies. Students will develop the capacity to develop effective data visualizations, use data visualization technology effectively, and design visualizations to best fit organizational and reporting needs. Students will develop the skills to support data analytics through effective visualizations and storytelling.

Introduction To The Data Analyst Profession (20 Hours)

This course introduces students to the Data Analyst profession . Students will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Data Analysts, along with the professional competencies expected within the discipline. They will explore the concept of professionalism and how ethical practice frames the work of Data Analyst professionals. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the profession.

Microsoft Office Applications (80 Hours)

This course will prepare students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.

Presentation Skills (40 Hours)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to develop effective written and oral presentations. Students will explore the key components of crafting effective reports and presentations.  They will be introduced to a variety of technologies that can be used to support these activities.  Students will develop the foundational skills to communicate data findings with key audiences and stakeholders.

Project Management (80 Hours)

This course will provide students with the skills, knowledge and tools to manage and execute projects efficiently and successfully. 

Statistical Methods (80 Hours)

This course provides students with a concrete foundation in probability and statistics as it relates to data analytics.  Students will develop their understanding of statistical thinking, sampling and probability, inferential and descriptive statistics.  Students will develop the skills to apply statistical reasoning and inference to sets of data and make comparisons between difference between machine learning and statistical models. 

Practicum (120 Hours)

The Practicum experience is composed of an integrated work and learning experience.  Students are expected to complete a practical experience in a professional setting. This course is designed to help students integrate academic learning with the realities of the work environment. This component provides an opportunity for students to practice and refine data analyst skills and competencies.  Students will focus on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, data visualization, collection and manipulation.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Tuition & Fees

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Estimated Total CA$16,995

Total amount is inclusive of all program registration fees, training completion fund, ebooks and courseware. The tuition amount for Manitoba enrolment contracts also encompasses a Training Completion Fund (TCF) fee.

Financial Assistance & Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Work Experience Practicum

The practicum is an essential part of a learner’s program. It is both a graduation requirement and an extension of in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation. 

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured — where you work directly with our Practicum team to obtain a training-related placement.  Your active participation with our Practicum team in the search for your practicum placement will enhance your career development skills, industry networking opportunities, and professional communication skills.

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Program Availability

This program is neither available on campus or via Robertson Online.

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