Effective Fall 2023
Data science is an applied field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from both structured and unstructured data sources. Data science incorporates data mining, machine learning and big data to make predictions and identify actions that organizations can take to be more effective. Data scientists are responsible for breaking down big data into usable information and creating software and algorithms that help companies and organizations determine optimal operations. This certificate will prepare students for jobs in this field by providing students with skills in different technologies and techniques that are used for data science and machine learning. Students may also choose to transfer to four-year universities with established undergraduate programs in Data Science.