The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Data Science Technology emphasizes activities focusing on the acquisition, cleaning, modeling and analysis of data, as well as the extraction of knowledge or insights using statistical processes and systems. Students also learn about the identification of data sources, retrieval issues and methodologies, data security, and the use of informational tools.
The program prepares students to become data science technicians in a variety of fields including banking, finance, health care, marketing, insurance and logistics.
Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Data Science Technician I (6285) (T.C) and Data Science Technician II (6287) (T.C.). Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills.
LinkedIn's 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report noted a 650% increase in data science job growth since 2012 and the supply of candidates for these roles cannot keep up with demand. To view the report, click here.