Associate in Science
The mission of the Data Science Technology Associate in Science program is to prepare students to enter or advance in the field of data science by combining traditional college education with hands-on training in areas of data acquisition, processing and transformation techniques applied to modeling, analysis and visualization.
The Data Science Technology program prepares students for a respected career as a data science technician. The field of data science involves the most cutting-edge sectors within information technology. Data science extends to multiple areas, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology, computer engineering, computer science, information technology, robotics and telecommunications.
The program curriculum includes activities that focus on the acquisition of data in both structured and unstructured formats, cleaning, modeling and analysis of acquired data, and the extraction of knowledge or insights using statistical processes and systems. Students also study the identification of data sources, retrieval issues and methodologies, data security and the use of informational tools.
A minimum grade of C or better is required in all professional coursework.
Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Data Science Technician I (6985) (T.C.) and Data Science Technician II (6987) (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 in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.
IT professionals are among the most sought-after employees in a range of industries today. From retail to manufacturing and healthcare to transportation, almost every industry relies on data science for all aspects of their operations. Florida State College at Jacksonville is the regional resource for employers in many types of computer technology. Graduates have been employed by CSX, Florida Blue, City of Jacksonville, Citi, Modis, TEKsystems, and other regional employers including the government and military.
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+ and Security+, Microsoft Office Specialist, Oracle Java OCA SE8, and SAS Base Programming.
Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.
Need More Information? Contact:
Computer Information Technology Department, South Campus, (904) 646-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org