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    This course is an introduction to relational database management systems. You will use a relational database management system to create and maintain a database. You will create filters, sorts, queries, forms, and reports. Emphasis will be placed on the skills needed to meet user requirements.

    Prerequisites Required:


    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 28
    Total Program Credits: 28

    IT 234: DATABASE CONCEPTS (5 Credits)

    This course prepares you to learn database programming. You will be exposed to the essential concepts of database management systems and SQL programming language. This course will provide you with the business context in which data is used and how it is transformed into information. You will identify the information needs and general usage of data within the modern business context and link the use of relational database management systems to the data needs of the organization.

    Prerequisites Required: IT 163

    Dynamic Description:

    Database management involves the monitoring, administration, and maintenance of the databases and database groups in an enterprise. Database Management Systems (DBMSs) are programs that offer a set of tools that make these tasks possible. These tools use Structured Query Language (SQL), which is a querying language designed for controlling data and managing databases effectively in a relational database management system (RDBMS).

    No matter the size of the organization, the amount of data continues to grow and this data needs to be accurate and accessed efficiently.  Knowledge of database management increase is important because databases are used in various industries as more work is done on the Internet. Because of this, there is likely to be a need for more development and more growth in the database management field.

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    What's Next?

    Students interested in database management degree may enroll in the following database courses:

    • IT 350: Structured Query Language
    • IT 354: Database Design
    • IT 358: Oracle Query Design
    • IT 452: Intermediate Query Design and Reporting
    • IT 456: SQL Server Database Administration or IT 458: Oracle Database Administration
    • IT 457: Data Warehousing and Data Mining

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 28
    Total Program Credits: 28


    This course covers theories and techniques of database design and incorporates advanced concepts of the database language Transact-SQL (T-SQL) for creating efficient database implementations. You will expand your developmental skills by capturing the business requirements and creating the conceptual design using a modeling tool for generating the entity-relationship diagram (ERD). You will transform the conceptual design into the logical design in order to create and manipulate the database objects. Finally, you will use a high-level programming language and connect to an MS SQL Server database for displaying organized information to users.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT 234

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 28
    Total Program Credits: 28


    This course covers intermediate to advanced concepts of database query design and reporting tools using Oracle. You will practice Oracle SQL functions and PL/SQL programming, including triggers and stored procedures, to execute queries and functions.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT 234 or IT 350

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 28
    Total Program Credits: 28


    This course covers database administration using Oracle tools. You will focus on the following: installing database management software and utilities, controlling access to data and resources, troubleshooting an Oracle database, the backup and recovery of Oracle databases, and resolving common performance problems using Oracle.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT 358

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 28
    Total Program Credits: 28

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