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

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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

Related Major

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

Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

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General Education Requirements: 21 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

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

Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits

Program Requirements: 18 credits

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

Area of Concentration Requirements: 21 credits

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. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by CTP 103 .

Wellness Requirement

Satisfied by BIO 135 .

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:

  1. Review database concepts and data models.
  2. Apply normalization of databases.
  3. Design and implement a production level, industrial grade database using structured query language.
  4. Discuss distributed database management systems.
  5. Explain the use of database warehousing.
  6. Examine database administration and security.

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

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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