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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Aug 13, 2020
 
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021] 
  
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021]

Data Science Technology (2157) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

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 Program

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.

Embedded Certificate(s)

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.

The Career

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.

Certification/Licensing:

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 net@fscj.edu

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 45

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequencing


Term I
Term II
Term III
Term IV
Term V

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2020/2021) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2020/2021 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or better regardless of program of study.

Baccalaureate Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at fscj.edu/transferguide.

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