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

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

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

Total Credit Hours: 60


About the Computer Science Department 

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 roles and responsibilities of a database administrator, and the experiences in designing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining a production level, industrial grade database. Note: Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems.

Range of Occupations

  • Database administrator (DBA)
  • Database analyst
  • Database manager
  • Database architect
  • Database engineer

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 Requirements 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.

Program Requirements: 18 credits

These are the common program requirements for both areas of concentration. Students must complete all of these coures with a grade of C or better.

Area of Concentration Requirements: 17-20 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

General education requirement CTP 103  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the social sciences or biological and physical sciences general education requirement. See Diversity Requirement for a list of approved courses.

Fast Track Option

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

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Database Administration 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.
  • Discuss distributed database management systems.
  • Explain the use of database warehousing.
  • Examine database administration and security.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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