Database Associate

Do you excel at problem-solving? Do you pay close attention to detail? The database specialist curriculum is designed to provide students with the essential skills needed to develop, implement and manage databases. The skills gained are applicable for database analysts, database designers and database administrators.

The courses included prepare students to work with database management systems (DBMS) such as Microsoft Access, Oracle and SQL Server. Fundamentals of programming such as C++, Visual Basics and Structured Query Language (SQL) are also covered.

Information and communications technology (ICT) courses are available online or as a multiple-modality. Multiple-modality courses provide students with the option to sit in a traditional classroom, attend online or attend a scheduled class using Skype or a telepresence robot.

Admission to the Program:  Open


First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the Accuplacer placement exam.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.


Computer Information Systems Course Completion Requirement

For credit toward degree requirements, all ICT courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the degree or must have the approval of the Associate Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.


*NOTE: Computer Technician Certificate conferred upon successful completion of the required 30 hours contained in the first and second semesters plus summer session of this program. AAS Degree conferred upon successful completion of all 62 required hours.