Data Science


These days many businesses use data to analyze their practices, audiences and success. Data can drive the largest corporations, and the smallest companies, based on the goals of the query. If you are most at home using data to analyze how or why things work, then a degree in Data Science is for you. This degree will prepare you for a high paying, entry-level data analyst profession.

Data Science

The Associate of Science in Data Science is a general transfer degree program designed for students who are planning to transfer to a baccalaureate-level institution, where you can complete a Bachelor’s degree. This degree will provide you with opportunities for employment upon completion as a Data Analyst. The Associate of Science degree in Data Science includes skills in mathematics, science, data literacy and analysis, programming, and general education for transfer to a four-year institution.

You’ll choose electives in areas such as business, health care, engineering, or science, and you’ll learn technical skills in Python as a programming language, SQL for querying, and R for statistical analysis. All these skills are needed in the workforce, and your education will be a blend of programming, mathematical and statistical skills, and technical skills needed to query, clean, and explore large data sets.

Why Choose Data Science at TMCC?

With your versatile skills set, you’ll look forward to continual job growth and potential earning. It is estimated that careers for Data Scientists and Data Analysts are growing at a rate of 33%, far outpacing the national job growth. Data Scientist has been called “the most promising career” by LinkedIn and the “best job in America” by Glassdoor.

Data Scientists have mixed expertise in computer science, mathematics, and trend spotting. Almost every interaction with technology includes data. They can serve in a variety of capacities from business, to science, to engineering, to computing and in health care.

What Will I Study?

Your courses will teach you how to apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to Data Science applications, answering questions about how and why processes work. You’ll also master the technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems. Your new knowledge and skills will help you to develop, interpret, and select appropriate technological processes. When you’ve completed your courses, you’ll be able to assist in research, development, design, production, testing and various other functions associated with Data Science.

College Catalog Information

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Career Paths

A degree in Data Science will provide you with the tools needed to pursue many in-demand careers. Data scientists are critical components to many industries. They can help to improve public health, can help farmers find efficiencies in food growth and delivery, help food suppliers cut down on food waste, or help nonprofits boost fundraising. Pursuing a career in data science empowers you to have a profound impact on the world.

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Applications Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Data Engineer