Database Management A.A.S.

What Is Computer Database Management?

Computer database managers write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

Occupation Overview

Database managers specify users and user access levels for databases and train users on databases and answer user questions. They approve, schedule, plan and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements. They develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information. They may work on project teams to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy.

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Database Management Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: database administrator, database analyst, geographical information systems (GIS) technician, data warehouse specialist, Web database developer, database management specialist, database inventory manager, technical writer and information specialist.

Salary Outlook

The median hourly wage for data management professionals in Missouri is $37.09. Established data management professionals generally earn between $ 53,470 and $ 93,260 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $114,200. 

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Degree Name: Database Management A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Computer Science
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
Databases are used to store, retrieve and manipulate data in nearly every type of organization including business, healthcare, education, government and libraries. Database technology is routinely used by individuals on personal computers, by work groups accessing databases on network servers, and by all employees using enterprise-wide distributed applications.
General Education Requirements 25
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102
ENG 115 or 
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing, or 
Business Writing
Oral Communication

3
3
3
Social Science HIS 101 or 102 or 115 or 270 or
POL 101 or 102
US History or American Government 3
Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, PHY   3
Humanities CPT/BUS 105 Computer Ethics/ Business Ethics 3
Elective CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 33
  CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
  CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
  CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
  CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3
  CPT 130 Introduction to UNIX 3
  CPT 165 Programming Logic 3
  CPT 200 Systems Analysis & Design 3
  CPT 201 Intro to Database Management 3
  CPT 240 SQL Basics 3
  CPT 246 Computer Security 3
  CPT 260 Oracle Programming 3
ELECTIVE COURSES** Choose any two of the following courses 6
  CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Languages 3  
  CPT 250 Database Programming 3
  CPT 265 DB2 Programming 3
  CPT 270 Programming in Perl 3
  CPT 280 Visual Basic (.NET) 3
  CPT 282 Advanced Visual Basic (.NET) 3
  GEO 120 Introduction to GIS 3
  GEO 225 Advanced GIS 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 64

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications (MS Office) 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3
ENG 102, 115 or 125 English Comp II -or- Technical Writing -or- Business Writing 3
HIS or POL Social Sciences 3
SUMMER SEMESTER 3
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
FALL SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 130 Intro to UNIX 3
CPT 201 Intro to Database Management 3
Natural Science 3
CPT 240 SQL Basics 3
  Database Elective Part I (see below) 3
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 200 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPT 245 Computer Security 3
CPT 260 Oracle Programming 3
CPT/BUS 105 Computer Ethics 3
  Database Elective Part II (see below) 3

Database Electives: Choose any 2 courses

Part I (Fall) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs Part II (Spring) Choose 1 course for 3 hrs
GEO 120 or Intro to GIS GEO 225 or Advanced GIS
CPT280 or Visual Basic (.NET) CPT 282 or Adv. Visual Basic (.NET)
CPM 190 or Dynamic Programming CPT250 or Database Prog. (PHP)
CPT270 Programming in Perl CPT265 DB2 Programming