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Database Management

Curriculum Description

The Database Management curriculum prepares graduates for employment with organizations that use database management system software to process, manage and communicate information. Additionally, the curriculum provides the student with a foundation to begin professional certification with Microsoft or ORACLE database programs.

Course work includes terminology and design, database administration, backup and recovery, performance and tuning, database programming and tools and related topics. Studies will provide an opportunity for students to implement, support and manage industry standard database systems.

Graduates should qualify for a wide variety of database and computer related entry-level positions that provide opportunities for advancement with increasing experience and ongoing training.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25150
NC CIP: 11.0802
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    5 8 0 8

Spring Semester
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
DBA 115 Database Applications 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Operating Systems Elective 2 2 0 3
   
    6 7 0 9

Summer Term
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    5 2 0 9

Fall Semester
DBA 210 Database Administration 2 3 0 3
DBA 230 Database in Corp Environs 3 0 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
   
    7 5 0 9

Spring Semester
___ ___ Database Administration Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Database Programming II Elective 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Networking Concepts 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Networking Basics (1) (4) (0) (3)
   
    6 6 0 9

Summer Term
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Business (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Info Sys Business Concept 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 2 0 9

Fall Semester
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
DBA 240 Database Analysis/Design 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 3 0 9

Spring Semester
DBA 289 Database Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
   
    1 4 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

English Option - Select one: COM 110*, COM 120*, COM 231*, ENG 114*, or ENG 115

Database Administration Elective – Select One: DBA 260, DBA 261, or DBA 263

Database Programming II Elective – Select One: DBA 220, DBA 221, or DBA 223

Elective – Select one: CTS 210, CTS 240, DBA 270, DBA 271, DBA 273, or DBA 285

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Operating Systems Elective – Select One: NOS 120 or NOS 130

**Hours vary depending on course selection.