Computer - Database Management Systems, AS

Business Division
Degree S0706

The A.S. Degree in Database Management Systems is a two-year program designed to prepare students for careers in database management systems. The degree offers a balanced catalog of classes that prepares students to work with both small and enterprise-level computer databases required by industry. Emphasis is placed on current techniques used in relational database management systems, including creating and maintaining table data, setting appropriate relationships between tables, querying needed information, creating additional objects needed for the dissemination of information from the database and setting properties to help ensure the security of data. In addition, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) programming is covered. The enterprise level also concentrates in SQL development. In addition, the degree covers the theory of database design, including normalization and other current database topics. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses. Opportunities that are available after completion of this degree include, but are not limited to, database administrators, designers and developers, and database systems analysts.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

CISB 11Computer Information Systems3.5
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
CISD 40Database Design3
CISM 11Systems Analysis and Design3.5
Choose one from the following:3-3.5
Windows Operating System
Linux Operating System
and Linux Operating System Laboratory
BUSM 20Principles of Business3-5
or BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial
Choose two lecture-lab combinations from the following:7
Database Management - Microsoft Access
and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
VBA for Excel and Access
and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Excel and Access Lab
Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server
and Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server Laboratory
Database Management - Oracle
and Database Management - Oracle Laboratory
Total Units26.5-29

CIS Program Website 

Guided Pathway of Study

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

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