Computer - Database Management Systems, AS
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:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|CISB 11||Computer Information Systems||3.5|
|CISB 15||Microcomputer Applications||3.5|
|CISD 40||Database Design||3|
|CISM 11||Systems Analysis and Design||3.5|
|Choose one from the following:||3-3.5|
|Windows Operating System|
|Linux Operating System|
and Linux Operating System Laboratory
|BUSM 20||Principles of Business||3-5|
|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
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Apply normalization rules to database design.
- Create a program using script and stored procedure.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.