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Academic Certificate Program in Database System Administration

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3324

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

 

Why major in Database System Administration?

Database Administrators are the creative minds behind computer programs. They use specialized software to store, organize data and generate various reports by querying from databases. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the demand for database administrators will increase by 15% from 2012 to 2022, due to the large increase in the demand for data needs of companies across the economy. The Database System Administration Certificate Program introduces students to the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development and administration. Students will gain experience working in distributed, client-server, desktop environments and virtualized environments. The Database System Administration Certificate Program is a one-year certificate program offering a mixture of general education, professional courses, and technical experiences at local facilities. Successful completion helps the students prepare for important IT professional certificates such as MCSA, and SQL Server certification.

If I major in Database System Administration, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The program is intended as a career-oriented program. Courses completed as part of this Certificate of Completion program can be applied toward associate’s degree programs at ECC. All credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associates’ degree programs transfer to four-year institutions. See an Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences (ETCS) division faculty member for more information.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply design theory to a database using database management systems;
  • Design, maintain and monitor database server architecture including performance optimization to meet system requirements;
  • Design, develop, and implement a major software based project;
  • Test software systems with specification, performance, maintenance, and quality requirements;
  • Apply software engineering theory, principles, tools, and processes, as well as the theory and principles of computer science and mathematics, to the development and maintenance of complex software systems; and
  • Evaluate the impact of potential solutions to software engineering problems in a global society, using their knowledge of contemporary issues and emerging software engineering trends, models, tools and techniques.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(7 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)

ENG 101 College Composition I (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (4 credits)

MTH 100 introductory College Mathematics (one 4-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(23 credits)

CSC 113 Intro to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 151 Intro to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)
CSC 232 Advanced Database Management (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System and Cloud Administration (4 credits)

Note: The minimum passing grade for all courses designated CSC and MTH is C. If you earn a grade below C, you need to repeat that course.

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

First Semester
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematic (4 credits)
CSC 151 Intro to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)
CSC 113 Intro to Linux/ Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 232 Advanced Database Management (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System and Cloud Administration (4 credits)

 

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