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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: