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Database Management - MCITP-DBA

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.


NC CIP: 11.0802
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
    2 3 0 3

Spring Semester
DBA 261 SQL Server DBMS Admin 2 2 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
    4 4 0 6

Summer Term
DBA 271 SQL Server Perf Tuning 2 2 0 3
    2 2 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 12


  • : 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

This certificate prepares students to take the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Certification Core exams.