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​School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development​


School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science and Game Development Banner with Image​The Norco College School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development offers a number of certificate pattern programs. Certificate programs, leading to an associate of science degree require a minimum of 18 units (6 classes or so).

The School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development provides relevant, rigorous and career-focused degree programs that meet the needs of self-directed adults who seek to achieve educational and professional goals.


Certificates can be completed within one and a half to two years and lead to employment!

Each course required for the certificate must be completed with a "C" grade or better and all can be counted toward the degree as well as the major.


Mission Statement

The Computer Applications & Office Technologies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Game Development, and Math programs are part of the School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development and, as such, have developed the following mission statement: 
“The School of Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development Programs are designed to increase the capabilities of our diverse community through empowering students in developing technical skills, analytical abilities, critical thinking, and global mindset. Our efforts are to develop local and regional competitiveness for businesses by preparing students and expanding the skills of life-long learners. Our mission is to provide an equitable learning environment and offer a curriculum from which Math, Engineering, Computer Science & Game Development students develop the relevant skills necessary for academic and professional success."


Dean of Instruction: Courtney Doussett (Interim)​
Department Chairs: Jeff Mulari/James Finley/Ashlee Johnson
Counselor: Erin Spurbeck
Educational Advisor: Nelya Parada​
Instructional Department Specialist: Susan Lafferty (*Engineering has Susan Lafferty/Melissa Olivieri)

Faculty Advisors​


​​​Computer Applications
&
Office Technologies/
Computer Information
Systems/
Computer Science
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​​​John Coverdale
John Coverdale, M.S.
Associate Professor
Computer Information
Systems

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7098​
ATEC 216
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​​​James Finley
James Finley, B.A.
Associate Professor
Simulation and
Game Development

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7868​
STEM 121
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​​​Judy Perry
Judy Perry, M.B.A.
Professor
Simulation and
Game Development

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7099​
STEM 105
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​​​Engineering​​​

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​​​Ashlee Johnson
Ashlee Johnson, M.S.
Associate Professor
Engineering

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7749
STEM 201B
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​​​Game Development​​​

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​​​Jeff Clendenning
Jeff Clendenning, M.F.A.​​​
Assistant Professor
Game Art

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7240
WEQ W9F
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​​​Jessiah Ruiz
Jessiah Ruiz, Ed.D.​​​
Assistant Professor
Computer Information Systems

Full-Time Faculty
951-372​-7023​
STEM 121
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​​​Math​​​

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​​​Svetlana Borissova
Svetlana Borissova
Assistant Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7414​
WEQ W9G
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​​​Elisa Chung
Elisa Chung, M.A.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7024​
WEQ W9F
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​​​Joseph DeGuzman
Joseph DeGuzman, M.L.Q.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7133
ATEC 221
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​​​Janet Frewing
Janet Frewing, M.A.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7174
IT 200O
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​​​Caroline Hutchings
​Caroline Hutchings, M.Stat.
Assistant Professor
Statistics

Full-Time Faculty
​951-738-7023​
ATEC 218​
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​​​Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson, M.A.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7196
ATEC 213
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​​​Bibiana Lopez
Bibiana Lopez, M.S.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7185​​
ATEC 212
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​​​Jeffrey Mulari
Jeffrey Mulari, M.S.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7771
LIBR G114D
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​​​Stephen Park
Stephen Park, M.A.
Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7853​
WEQ W9B
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​​​Andy Robles
Andy Robles, M.S.
​Associate Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
​​951-372-7053​
IT 200P
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​​​Steff Warsinski
Steff Warsinski, M.S.
Assistant Professor
Math

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7774​
ATEC 215
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Pathways & Programs

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Are​as of Emphasis​​

​​Associate Degree​s for Transfer (ADT's)
Career Education Programs:

Programs of Study

Data Science Associate Degree


What is a Data Scientist?

Data Scientists are problem solvers tasked with finding data driven solutions to challenges companies face. Data scientists use statistics and computer science to understand and solve the problems companies face.


Associate Degree in Data Science at Norco College

Norco College is now offering an associate degree in Data Science. See below for a sample pathway for an associate degree in Data Science.

​​​​Semester 1


​Semester 2​

Course Title

Units Course Title Units
CIS-1A Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 MAT-70B Statistics for STEM ​4
MAT- 70A/CSC- 70A Foundations of Data Science 3 MAT-1A Calculus I​ ​4
CIS/CSC – 6 Introduction to Database Theory 3 CIS/CSC-603 Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) ​3
CIS-30A Introduction to Python Programming 3 General Ed Course


Semester 3​


​Semester 4​​


​​​Course Title
Units
Course Title
Units
MAT-1B Calculus II
4 MAT-1C Calculus III ​4
CIS-30E Advanced Python Programming 3 MAT-3 Linear Algebra
​3
General Ed Courses

General Ed Course
Elective Course
3 General Ed Course

 

What a Data Scientist Does

​A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist​ provides information on what a data scientist does daily. To get a quick idea, below is a short video on the life of a data scientist.


​Data Science Employment

The data science industry is growing at a rapid pace.  Data scientist jobs are predicted to experience 36 percent growth between 2021- 2030.1  As technology and data evolve the demand for data scientists continues to increase.  Information security analyst, software developer, data scientist, and statistician ranked among the top 25 (out of 100) jobs in 2023.2  The USA alone needs over 1.5 million more data scientists, analysts and data-literate managers.3

Data scientists can be found in almost any industry.  Financial services, information technology, healthcare, retail, and media and entertainment industries hire the most data scientists currently.4

 

Where do Data Scientists​ Work?

Data scientists can be found in almost any industry from business to technology to healthcare to retail. Financial services, information technology, healthcare, retail, and media and entertainment industries hire the most data scientists currently.  (Career Karma – Dream Employers for Data Scientists: What industries hire the most?)

Top Attractive Employers for Data Scientists

​Financial Services

​Company

​Location

​Job Title

CalPrivate Bank Remote Application Support Analyst
Cash App San Francisco Senior Machine Learning Modeler, Financial Crimes (Cash App)
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. New York Wealth Management, Data Intelligence Group (DIG), Data Scientist Team Lead (ED – New York OR London)
KPMG San Francisco Associate, Data Scientist – Financial Services Statistical Modeling
Moody's Analytics New York Data Scientist/Risk Modeler


​Information Technology

​Company

​Location

​Job Title

Google Mountain View, Sunnyvale, New York Data Scientist, Engineering
IBM San Jose Junior Data Scientist Apprentice
Intel Hillsboro Data Scientist
Microsoft Bellevue Data Scientist
Oracle Denver, Remote Data Scientist


Healthcare

​Company

​Location

​Job Title

Amino, Inc San Francisco Senior Data Scientist – Healthcare
Ascension Warren Data Scientist – Healthcare
CVS Health New York Data Scientist (Healthcare)
Landmark Health California, Remote Healthcare Data Scientist
TriHealth Inc. Montgomery Healthcare statistician


Retail

​Company

​Location

​Job Title

Amazon Seattle Applied Scientist II, Retail Pricing Science
Apple Cupertino Data Scientist, Natural Language Processing (NLP) – Apple Retail Online
Chewy Minneapolis Head of Machine Learning – Retail Forecasting
Nordstrom Seattle Data Scientist – Merchandising Analytics
Target Minneapolis Sr Project/Data Analyst Food and Bev Supply Chain


Media and Entertainment

​Company

​Location

​Job Title

Disney Streaming Seattle Analyst, Forecasting
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Los Angeles Business Intelligence Developer – Media & Entertainment
Netflix Remote People Analytics Partner
ViacomCBS New York Jr. Data Scientist
WarnerMedia New York Analyst, HBO Max Content Analysis

 

How much does a Data Scientists Make?

What Is the Average DATA Scientist Salary by State?    

State

Annual Salary

Monthly Pay

Hourly Wage

New York $132,877 $11,073 $63.88
Idaho $130,190 $10,849 $62.59
California $127,351 $10,612 $61.23
New Hampshire $123,445 $10,287 $59.35
Vermont $121,677 $10,139 $58.50


What is the average salary for a Data Scientist in Riverside, CA?


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