Offering Pinellas County citizens an opportunity to prepare for a career in data science will help meet the needs of the community as well as the high demand nationally for individuals prepared for a data science career.

This new degree supports two of SPC's visionary commitments: academic excellence and economic mobility. Academic excellence is supported through the combination of selected multi-disciplinary courses to ensure students receive an engaging and innovative learning environment within a supportive, collegial culture.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Data Warehousing Specialists

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

168,000

2030

181,200

Percent Change

8

Projected Job Openings

13900

Business Intelligence Analysts

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

63,200

2030

83,000

Percent Change

31

Projected Job Openings

7100

Statisticians

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2020 Employment

670

2030

940

Percent Change

40

Projected Job Openings

90

Skills you will learn in SPC's Data Science A.S. Degree

  • Locate, acquire and model the data for predictive and big data analysis and output.
  • Document specifications for and generate standard or custom reports, that summarize business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Summarize and explain a ‘real-world’ experience with a major-related, supervised and evaluated practical work experience internship.

Data Science Associate in Science

DATSCI-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. John Duff
Dean
727-341-7176
duff.john@spcollege.edu


Dawn Ellis
Academic Chair
7276147025
ellis.dawn@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

This degree prepares students for a career in data science. Students will learn techniques for manipulating, cleansing, and analyzing large data sets. This degree provides the student with an advanced statistical skill set for true data analysis.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1530700100: Data Science Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.0101: Computer and Information Sciences, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Data Warehousing Specialist 15-1199.07
  • Business Intelligence Analyst 15-1199.08
  • Statistician 15-2041.00

Admission Rules

There are no admissions requirements for this program.

Fully Online

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Math

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Math requirement for this AS degree.
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES

* COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
CTS 2417 Data Visualization Techniques 3
CTS 2433 SQL Database Design & Programming 3
CTS 2450 Introduction to Business Intelligence 3
CTS 2455 Data Modeling and Logical Design 3
CAP 2762 Introduction to Data Mining 3
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
STA 2041 Data Analysis & Statistical Modeling 3
COP 1044 Introduction to Data Science using Python 3
CAP 2940 Data Science Internship 3

* Students should be comfortable with basic algebra and problem-solving tasks. It is recommended that students complete College Algebra (MAC 1105) before enrolling in COP 1000

Total Credits 63

The A.S. Degree in Data Science transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Development and Management.

Data Science A.S. Degree