Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data. The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.

The database administrator certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in this rapidly-changing field.


Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
CIS136LIntroduction to Computers223
CIS140LIntroduction to Programming223
CIS227LIT Developmental Applications223
CIS242LDatabase Management and Design223
CIS247LIntroduction to Oracle DB223
CIS244LSQL Server 223
CIS262LIntroduction to Linux223
CIS276LDeveloping Web Applications222
 Computer Technology Elective223

Total Credits: 31

Computer Technology Program candidate must:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have normal vision for reading instructions and course materials and for performing manipulative tasks;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have reading comprehensive skills sufficient to read and comprehend technical literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to computer operation.

At the completion of the program, each student will have:

  • knowledge of operating systems, applications, database systems, hardware, programming concepts, networks, and online resources;
  • knowledge of security issues, risks, tools, and policies;
  • ability to apply a systematic and methodical approach to solve problems;
  • strong documentation skills and knowledge of general business principles and project management;
  • obtain specific technical skills to enter the workplace based on the student’s chosen track;
  • to think critically and make appropriate decisions based on relevant factors.

  • Catherine Fuster

    Catherine Fuster

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Associate Professor, Computer Technologies; Department Chair Computer and Design Technologies


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