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