Computer Science - Database Management

Program 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.

What you will learn:

  • Create and manage files, file groups, databases, tables and transaction logs.
  • Enforce data integrity using constraints, defaults and rules.
  • Plan/design data for appropriate use by users and application programs.
  • GIS: Add graphic elements to records in data tables for features on the Earth’s surface.
  • Create views of data (different users need to see different views).
  • Design and create stored procedures.
  • Design and create triggers such as automatic reordering.
  • Work with distributed data.

What types of jobs would I be qualified for with a degree or certificate from this program?

  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Data Warehouse Specialist
  • Web Database Developer
  • Technical Writer
  • Information Specialist

What types of degrees or certificates are available?

Associate of Applied Science degree
Certificate of Achievement

What can I expect to earn as a graduate of this program?

Nationally, salaries start at approximately $40,000 for an entry-level data analyst. With just one or two years experience, salaries often increase dramatically.

What kinds of courses would I be taking?

  • Intro to Database Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Computer Security
  • SQL Basics
  • Oracle Programming
  • Visual Basic (Beginning & Advanced)
  • GIS (Beginning & Advanced)
  • Database Programming (PHP/SQL)

Can I transfer my credits here to a four-year program?

The four-year program of your choice always has the final answer to this question. SCC students find, however, that the general education credits transfer quite successfully. The courses specific to this SCC degree/certificate are most often completely transferable as well, although some transfer as an elective.

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Program Contact

Rex McKanry

Office Coordinator

Ginny Tiller

Office Info

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Office Location

Technology Building, Room 105

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