QUANTICO, Va. — Six United States Naval Community College students completed the certificate in data analytics through the University of Arizona June 4, 2022.
This marks the first completion of a certificate program through the USNCC consortium.
“This is a milestone achievement for the students that completed the program and for the USNCC as a school,” said USNCC’s President Randi R. Cosentino, Ed.D. “For the students that participated in this program, this is a tangible record of their knowledge and skills they’ve learned in data analytics. For the USNCC, this proves the model of consortium education with our partners and the value it brings to the naval services.”
The USNCC’s consortium model of education means that the USNCC teaches the five Naval Studies Certificate courses and the partner institution teaches the other courses that make up the associate degree. Embedded in these associate degrees are milestone certificates, such as the Data Analytics Certificate. This allows the naval services to have a flexible, scalable model of education to meet the needs of the services while providing a quality education to the Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who earn their degree through the consortium.
"We are honored to partner with the United States Naval Community College to provide courses that develop the data analytic knowledge and skills of our nation’s Sailors Marines, and Coast Guardsmen,” said Dean Gary Packard from the University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Department of the Navy to provide service members with the highest quality education in critical subjects important to national defense.”
“We are delighted to partner with our colleagues at the USNCC to provide service members educational opportunities to earn certificates in critical fields like Data Analytics. These students’ successes show how the mettle they’ve acquired in the military is transferrable to the classroom,” said Vice Provost Craig Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., of Online, Distance, and Continuing Education at the University of Arizona.
The USNCC is still developing the Data Analytics associate degree and intends to start taking applications for the program in the spring of 2023. Active duty enlisted Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen interested in earning a degree in Data Analytics can fill out a student interest form at www.usncc.edu.
The United States Naval Community College is the official community college for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. To get more information about the USNCC, go to www.usncc.edu. Click on the Inquire Now link to learn how to be a part of the USNCC Pilot II program.