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

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

10,490

2028

12,510

Percent Change

19

Projected Job Openings

960

Business Intelligence Analysts

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

10,490

2028

12,510

Percent Change

19

Projected Job Openings

960

Statisticians

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

880

2028

1,340

Percent Change

51

Projected Job Openings

130

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: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), 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

James Stewart
Dean
727-302-6787
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


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


Program Summary

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.

Florida CIP Code

1511010100: Data Science Technology

Job Related Opportunities

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

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
1 STA 2024 Data Analysis & Statistical Modeling 3
COP 1044 Introduction to Data Science using Python 3
CAP 2940 Data Science Internship 3

1 Pending SCNS approval; Fall 2020 (580) implementation.

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