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Data Science is a highly technical profession with numerous specialization opportunities, and the need for qualified professionals in the field continues to grow. As a result of the increased demand, NCC has developed a new AS degree program in Data Science. The curriculum focuses on being able to effectively collect, organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate data to improve business processes and decision-making. Additionally, students will examine the data science lifecycle as well as the design principles and methodologies for interactively visualizing and communicating data. The program culminates with a capstone experience where students have the opportunity to apply their learnings and conduct a data analysis project in collaboration with a local company or organization. Graduates of the program will be prepared to obtain entry-level employment or go on to pursue their bachelor's degree in Data Science.
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Science | 2 years
- This program can be taken partially online
- This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus
Careers in Data Science
Opportunities for data scientists continue to grow, and the importance of the field will be difficult to overstate in the 2020s. According to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, the Greater Information Sciences career field, which includes Data Science will experience a growth rate of 16% between 2018 and 2028, which is much faster than the national average of just 5.2%.
Data Science Career Paths
- Business Analyst
- Functional Analyst
- Data Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Project Coordinator
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