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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 the recommended curriculum model below 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
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Quantitative Literacy (2) (2) (0) (3)
  Total: 10 10 0 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 2 3 0 3
DBA 115 Database Applications 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Operating Systems Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Networking Concepts (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
  Total: 7 11 0 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Business (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Info Sys Business Concept REVISED 2016FA 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
  Total: 11 2 0 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
DBA 210 Database Administration 2 3 0 3
DBA 230 Database in Corp Environs 3 0 0 3
DBA 240 Database Analysis/Design 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
  Total: 12 8 0 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
DBA 289 Database Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Database Administration Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Database Programming II Elective 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
  Total: 5 8 0 12

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

English Option – COM 110, COM 120, COM 231, ENG 114, or ENG 115

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 System Elective – Select one: NOS 120, NOS 130

**Hours vary depending on course selection.