Catalog Year 2017/2018

Area of Concentration within the A.A.S in STEM Technology

Prepares graduates with a career as a data scientist, data engineer, data architect,data administrator, data analyst, or business analyst in the data-intensive fields including eCommerce, Banking, Healthcare, Business & Finance, Social Networking, Science, Telecommunications, and National Security. It covers the techniques, technologies, and tools necessary to collect, clean, manipulate, extract, transform, load, model, analyze, visualize, and present data as business intelligence.

Data Science Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

Data Science Contact:

Andy Yao
Program Manager
Catoctin Hall C222

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
Catoctin Hall C220

  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
Course Credits


EN 101 English Composition 3


Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) (recommend MA 206) 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Science Elective (GenEd course list) (recommend HS 102, satisfies Cultural Competence requirement) 3

Arts & Humanities

Arts Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences 

Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3

PE/Health Requirement
PE/Heath 1

Concentration Courses

CIS 106 Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 111E Spreadsheets 3
CIS 117 Data Science Essentials 3
CIS 118 Data Analytics Using Spreadsheets 3
CIS 119 Statistical Analysis System (SAS) 3
CIS 203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 230 Database Management Systems 3
CIS 256 Statistical Computing 3
CIS 257 Data Visualization 3
CIS 258 Data Wrangling 3
CIS 259 Big Data Analytics 3

Any CIS or MA Courses. 5

Students will be able to:
  • Extract valuable and useful information out of data
  • Present information using vitalization technologies
  • Analyze data to help making business decisions
  • Clean, integrate, and transform data into intelligence
Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.