Degree offered in conjunction with Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky
University to obtain bachelors degree
Somerset Community College (SCC) will be offering a new degree when studies resume
in August. The Business Administration Systems Informatics path of study will enable
students to expand their knowledge of information technology, preparing them to enter
the marketplace with the competitive edge they will need to capture top jobs and start
their careers in information-based organizations.
On the edge of a digital revolution, the world of business is relying more and more
on technology for business processing, problem solving and project management. Job
titles such as app developer, market research data miner, educational or admission
consultant, social media manager or cloud computing manager, which werent even around
ten years ago, are now common in the job market. New technology will eradicate some
jobs, change others and create new categories of employment, which is where informatics,
also referred to as big data, comes into play.
At some point, every facet of our lives will be affected by big data, said SCC Associate
Dean of Business and Professional Services Lois McWhorter. There are some areas where
big data is already making an impact today and the SCC Informatics degree will provide
students with a business administration core that includes marketing, management,
accounting and economics, making them valuable resources for all businesses.
According to Associate Professor of Computer Information Gary Cunningham, an Associates
Degree in Business Administration Systems - Informatics will give graduates the technical,
analytical, business and systems knowledge needed to successfully integrate computer
technology into business operations and administrative tasks. These skills are becoming
vitally important in business, government institutions, educational organizations,
healthcare facilities and other information-based organizations.
SCCs informatics focuses on the broad information systems aspect of business theory
and practice. Students in the Business Administration Systems Informatics program
will develop skills in the following:
Automating business processes such as project management and workflow analysis
Managing information functions such as software analysis and design and databases
Quantitative analysis and decision making such as developing dashboards and business
Systems careers, such as business analysts, are projected to be some of the fastest-growing
careers through 2018. As businesses become more and more dependent upon the use of
data to predict consumer behavior and improve the customer service experience, these
vital jobs will grow in popularity and demand.
SCC is the first community college in the Kentucky Community and Technical College
System to offer this new degree. The degree was developed in partnership with Northern
Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University and both WKU and NKU are partnering
with SCC for a transfer program that will allow students to complete their four year
degree from either college via online course delivery or ITV courses.
To learn more about this cutting-edge degree, or to enroll, contact Gary Cunningham
at (606) 451-6682 or by email at email@example.com
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