The SQL Server certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in database administration using SQL Server. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that provides students skills in database design, data retrieval and database programming. Emphasis is placed on building databases; retrieving data; creating and maintaining database objects; writing stored procedures, functions and triggers for reusable software components. Students will demonstrate the ability to view and update databases and develop programs to automate database functions. Opportunities available after the completion of this certificate include SQL Server report writer, SQL Server developer and software engineer.