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  Sep 19, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Database Development - Database Management Systems (A.A.S.)

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Title of Major: Database Management Systems - Database Development, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60


About the Computer Science Departmen

Purpose: Prepares students for careers requiring a strong background in computer technology and information systems. Covers fundamental concepts in database administration, computer technology, networking, and security. The students are eligible to sit for the following certifications: MOS Access 2013, Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (comprised of the Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals exam and the Oracle Database Program with PL/SQL exam) and Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate Certification (comprised of the Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals exam and the Oracle Administration exam).

Emphasizes the development of expertise in SQL syntax and usage, the development of both large and small scale databases, the experiences in designing and implementing a production level database, and the development of applications in a variety of settings that rely on back-end data stored in a database.

Range of Occupations

  • Database developer
  • Database architect
  • Database application programmer
  • Database application software designer
  • Back-end developer

Related Major

Students may wish to also review requirements for the similar major linked below.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 22-25 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirement   for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements   for a list of approved courses.

Area of Concentration Requirements: 17-20 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

General education requirement CTP 103  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Fast Track Option

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Database Development Area of Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Review database concepts and data models.
  • Apply normalization of databases.
  • Employ design and implementation using structured query language.
  • Distinguish database connectivity with web services.​

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies

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