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Associate Database Administrator
Curriculum code 1345

Course Requirements                   Information Management Systems Web site

This certificate program will prepare students who otherwise have a degree or related professional experience with database design and management skills, providing the background for entry-level or trainee positions or enhancing an information technology professional’s versatility and career advancement potential. Coursework will emphasize database design principles, Structured Query Language, and database administration using a variety of popular database management systems.

Nature of Work—This program is designed to qualify students as an Associate Database Administrator. Databases, which store information, are found in nearly every industry. Data must be stored, organized, and managed. Database administrators work with database software to find ways to do this. They identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems. They ensure that systems perform as they should and add people to the system as needed. Database administrators often plan security measures. Data integrity, backup, and security are critical parts of the job.

Related Job Titles—Associate Database Administrator, Database Specialist, Jr. Data Analyst

Employment Outlook—According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in information technology careers is expected to grow faster than the average through 2018. Management information systems jobs should be plentiful in information services departments and businesses. Information technology skills are needed in all industries.

Resource: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011

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