The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) have partnered, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop a new course of study in Data Intelligence focused on cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). This innovative set of courses, which is planning to be offered starting this fall, was developed with the help of AWS Educate, the global initiative of AWS to support cloud computing learning and career development for educators and students.
Historically, Marine Corps’ training was completed aboard USMC or other services’ installations where the military developed, managed, and taught the curriculum. This is a transformational approach of the current project that provides a non-traditional training solution; Marines will enroll in NOVA’s courses to complete a significant portion of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in their military occupational specialty (MOS; Intelligence Data Engineer). The remaining military-specific components of the MOS will be covered in a ‘finishing course’ offered by the USMC.