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Business Division
Degree S0706

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:

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    • Database Administrators

      Database Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1141.00

      Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $80.17

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $100,929.35
      Annual Job Openings
      1,449

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • Computer - Database Management Systems, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S0706

    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:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISB 11Computer Information Systems3.5
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISD 40Database Design3
    CISM 11Systems Analysis and Design3.5
    Choose one from the following:3-3.5
    CISN 21
    Windows Operating System
    CISN 31
    31L
    Linux Operating System
    and Linux Operating System Laboratory
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3-5
    or BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial
    Choose two lecture-lab combinations from the following:7
    CISD 11
    11L
    Database Management - Microsoft Access
    and Database Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory
    CISD 14
    14L
    VBA for Excel and Access
    and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Excel and Access Lab
    CISD 21
    21L
    Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server
    and Database Management - Microsoft SQL Server Laboratory
    CISD 31
    31L
    Database Management - Oracle
    and Database Management - Oracle Laboratory
    Total Units26.5-29

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