Cool! I'm surprised escorts don't have this ability, this is their job...
well, they do and they don't.
If you so choose you can load up your BOs with the different targeting skills, but that obviously means that you can't pick other (prolly more helpful) skills.
And it kinda makes since that a science ship would be able to do this thanks to the fact that they have better sensors that would allow them to find and target the points on an enemy ship that would take out key systems.