Database Concepts and Skills Associate
Database Concepts and Skills Associate
Certificate of Achievement
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Business, Technology, and
Professional Studies Division


The Database Concepts and Skills Associate micro-credential provides beginners friendly introductory-level courses in database administration, whether students are just finding their footing, prepping for their industry desired certifications, or looking to go deep into specialty topics like serverless and machine learning.

The courses provide hands-on learning with the technology to reinforce concepts with real-world experience.

  • Explain basic concepts of databases;
  • Code using Oracle Structured Query (SQL) Language;
  • Deploy databases on cloud platform.

Successful completion of credits from this Certificate of Achievement can be applied toward the Database Administration certificate and Computer Information Systems degree programs.

Admission to the program requires readiness for college-level English and Math and approval from the program coordinator. Students may receive credit for previous training in a skills area by applying for credit by examination, credit by experience, and/or transfer credit as evaluated and approved by the program coordinator.

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2023-2024 Academic Year
 earlier / Archive
CIP 110201
Credit-bearing certificate programs can serve as gateways to earning an associate degree. Students are encouraged to consult the program coordinator, an academic advisor or Success Coach to explore such opportunities.
Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
IST 109 Introduction to Programming (2/2) 3
IST 253 Database Concepts (2/2) 3
IST 262 Oracle SQL (3/2) 4
IST 265 Database Cloud Computing Concept (2/2) 3