Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics at NOVA

All of the courses listed below are now generally available, and the career studies certificate (CSC) has been officially adopted and placed into the NOVA catalog (CIP Code: 11.0101, NOVA Code: 221-299-34, info on NOVA’s website).

Other programs or concentrations are in development. As the coordinator for NOVA’s data analytics program, please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns at (Prof. Ryan Ammons).

Data Analytics Courses

(bold indicates required course for certificate)

AI & Data Analytics Programs

AI & Data Analytics Specialist Career Studies Certificate (1yr)

Click here for official program info on NOVA’s website

This program is designed to provide students with skills that support the newest capabilities and advances in data analytics and engineering. New capabilities in data analytics technology enable data analysts to collect, analyze and make data accessible for making business decisions. This program focuses on training specialists who can provide these advantages to their employers and stay on the leading edge of technology. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to study for data analytics and engineering exams such as:

Additional, follow-on certifications include:

Suggested Schedule with Courses and Credit Hours

Semester OneCredits
ITE 152Intro to Digital and Computer Literacy and Applications3
ITP 150Python I4
ITD 132Structured Query Language3
ITD 145Intro. to Applied Data Science Techniques3
Total 13
Semester Two 
ITD 256Advanced Database Management3
ITD 140Machine Learning I3
ITD 245Advanced Applied Data Science Techniques3
Total 9

IT AS and IT AAS with a specialization in AI & Data Analytics

The college has approved the use of courses in this program towards elective requirements for the AS and AAS in IT degrees. There is currently no plan to create a separate AS or AAS in AI/Data Analytics. (current as of May 2024)