Program: Database Management

Overview

Database Management

This program will provide students with a strong foundation in the design and management of database systems in a business environment. An in-depth practice of Structured Query Language (SQL) is provided in the context of business-related case studies. The Database Management program covers advanced database concepts, including database administration, database technology, database web programming and selection and acquisition of database management systems. Supporting courses allow students to gain a thorough understanding of necessary business communication skills, operating systems, programming logic and system design. 

Career Opportunities

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (AS) degree. The Database Management concentration includes coursework in the design, development, and maintenance of relational databases. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a computer field following graduation. Students wishing a Bachelors’ degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

Associate in Science (AS), Database Management 

The Database Management Systems concentration includes coursework in the design, development, and maintenance of relational databases. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a computer field following graduation. Students wishing a Bachelors’ degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 

  • Analyze the data needs an organization or company and determine how to best organize and store the data in logical, secure, and accessible structures.
  • Design web applications to access and manipulate data using MS Access, MySQL, MS SQL Server and PHP. 
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator and how to diagnose and troubleshoot systems.

Certificate of Achievement, Database Management 

The Database Management certificate of achievement is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required of data management professionals. This certificate will prepare students for a variety of roles suitable for an entry level position as a business analyst, data analyst, data scientist, database application programmer or junior database administrator. The program provides students with hands-on experiences in three database systems including Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Students learn to write SQL, create database objects, organize data, report and analyze, program forms, plan a database around a business need, normalize a relational database system, and build database web applications. Students have the opportunity to take a Microsoft Certification in Database Fundamentals as part of this certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze the data needs an organization or company, and determine how to best organize and store the data in logical, secure and accessible structures.
  • Design web applications to access and manipulate data using MS access, MySQL, MS SQL Server and PHP.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator, and how to diagnose and troubleshoot systems.

Certificate of Achievement, Database Specialist 

Students learn how to use Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Create your own databases, forms, and reports using SQL.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer

Students learn programming skills in Java or C++, Android App Development, and Database hands-on concepts.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, design, and implement java based Android applications (apps) using the Android API.
  • Show the skills to create, manage, and use databases and SQL for Android applications (apps).
  • Be able to complete the full development process for Android Applications (apps).

Certificate of Accomplishment, PHP Web Programmer 

Students will learn how to build robust web applications with PHP and MySQL.