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,
Data Analytics Associate of Science Program.
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