CCBC awarded grant to develop AAS degree in Data Science
Nov 30, 2021The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded CCBC a $137,283 Career and Technical Education Innovation Fund grant to develop an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Data Science.
CCBC will create three Data Science courses to supplement an existing course created through another CTE grant completed in June 2021. By offering Data Science courses and a degree program, CCBC will enable students to prepare for employment in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the next 10 years the Data Sciences profession will see growth ranging from 8% to 22%, and median annual salaries ranging from $86,000 to $150,000. Data scientists are employed across industries, including Fortune 500 companies, tech start-ups, cybersecurity, IT, government and nonprofit organizations, and market research.