Up & Coming Weekly

June 07, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 26 UCW JUNE 8 - 14, 2022 Individuals with an aptitude for numbers and patterns may be well- suited to becoming data analysts. Fayetteville Technical Community College can help on this career path. Companies use data to make all kinds of decisions — how to target customers, where to invest, assess risks, allocate spending and more. Being a data analyst is one of the most in-demand jobs in 2022. is is because any company that uses data in decision-making needs analysts to study and interpret that information. Data analysts are found everywhere in corporate America, from healthcare to retail, from investment banking to marketing. e average salary for a data analyst in the United States is $62,382, accord- ing to Glassdoor, the job-listing site. Job titles for data analysts include business analyst, business intelligence analyst and research analyst, among others. Starting this fall, the Computer Programming and Development Department at FTCC will offer classes in Business Analytics. ese courses are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze data and make data-driven decisions. Upon completion, students will be equipped to pursue a career as a data analysts. No prior knowledge of statistics is required to enroll in the Business Analytics program. Students in the program will learn how to analyze data, develop insights from information and leverage data to make data-driven decisions. Upon completion, students will be proficient in Excel, Tableau and SAS. Furthermore, students may sit for the SAS Base Programming Specialist certification. e credits from Business Analyt- ics courses can be used in either the Computer Programming area or Busi- ness Administration area. For more convenience and flex- ibility for students who cannot attend face-to-face classes, the Computer Programming and Development de- partment will offer the courses online. In addition to the Business Analyt- ics classes, FTCC offers a broad range of programs leading to the award of associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Many educational choices are avail- able in computer and information technology, where graduates can seek employment as designers, developers, testers, support technicians, system administrators and programmers. Specialty areas include business intelligence, database services, health- care informatics, security and more. To apply online and begin the en- rollment process, visit FTCC admis- sions at www.faytechcc.edu/apply- now/ftcc-admissions/. Fall classes begin August 15. For more information about the Business Analytics classes, contact Anthony Cameron at 910-678-8571 or camerona@faytechcc.edu. ANTHONY CAMERON, Department Chair, Computer Programming and Development, FTCC. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. New business analytics courses offered at FTCC by ANTHONY CAMERON EDUCATION Photo courtesy of Pexels Lumb e e Gu ar ant y B a nk .c o m Great news from Lumbee Guaranty Bank! Open a Lumbee Perks checking account, and get so much more than full-service checking and convenient banking. Our personal checking accounts come with benefits that save you money and provide peace of mind: • Free Debit Card and Online and Mobile Banking 1 • Discounts on Shopping, Dining, and Travel 2 • Fuel Savings • Cell Phone Protection 3 • Identity Theft Aid 3,4 • And More! Stop by our nearest branch, or visit our website for details on our Lumbee Perks accounts. Benefits subject to additional terms and conditions and vary based on account product opened. 1 For Online and Mobile Banking, mobile carrier messaging and data rates may apply. 2 Participating merchants are not sponsors of the program, subject to change without notice, may not be available in all regions, and may choose to limit deals. 3 Insurance products are NOT A DEPOSIT, NOT FDIC INSURED, NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, NOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK, MAY GO DOWN IN VALUE. 4 Identity monitoring and credit monitoring each require additional activation to begin. Get Instant Savings Get Instant Savings with with

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