CCAC North Campus offers new Data Analytics program to meet growing demand for analysts

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus is now offering a Data Analytics Technology Associate of Science degree program that will prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions for completion of a bachelor's degree in data analytics. A great choice for those with a head for problem solving and an attention to detail, data analytics is one of the nation's fastest growing careers that promises strong salaries and opportunities for job advancement. 

Students will learn to identify patterns and relationships in large data sets, resolve business questions, make data-driven decisions and effectively communicate strategic business objectives. Graduates may work in a variety of fields-business, e-commerce, finance, government, health care and communications-with titles such as data analyst, data scientist, database administrator and statistical assistant.

"This program was developed in collaboration with local employers to meet the growing need for trained analysts," said Jeffrey Thomas, dean of Academic Affairs, CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center. "CCAC will be the only college in the state and one of a handful of colleges in the country to offer an associate degree in data analytics."

According to Karl Herleman, senior vice president of Information Technology, Strategy and Innovation at Management Science Associates, companies that invest in developing and maturing their analytics capabilities will outperform their competitors. “The fact that CCAC recognized this opportunity and became one of the first colleges to innovate a top-notch Data Analytics program shows just how in tune they are with the needs of businesses in the new and growing data economy,” said Herleman. “Students who complete CCAC's program and develop a data-driven mindset will be in high demand now and for a long time.”

Classes are enrolling now for the fall semester. For information on how to register and enroll, visit CCAC Admissions or call 412.369.3600. For more program details, visit CCAC's Data Analytics Associate of Science Program

Read a related article in the Tribune Review.

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