Certificate in Database Administrator

The Database Administrator Certificate of Achievement is one of several certificate options available in the Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS) program. The core competencies for this certificate include foundational skills in Information technology (ITIS 104, ITIS 107, and ITIS 115) as well as foundational skills in computer programming (ITIS 141). These four foundational courses are also required in the other ITIS certificates. Students will advance from the core competencies to develop practical skills in using specialized software to store, manipulate, and organize data. The eventual goal is to build the necessary foundation for students to pursue an undergraduate degree in an information-related or computer-related subject.

Students completing this certificate will be equipped with the skills determined by employers as necessary for an entry level position in information technology such as a Computer User Support Specialist (SOC Code: 15-1151) or Database Administrator (SOC Code: 15-1141). During the program students will also have an opportunity to complete industry certifications from CompTIA, including A+ and Network+.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Database Administrator Certificate of Achievement will:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in creating, editing, and modifying an electronic database.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in building and maintaining relational databases.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in generating various reports through the process of querying and extraction.
Required courses:
ITIS 104Information Technology4
ITIS 107Network Technology4
ITIS 115Computer Information Systems3.5
ITIS 141Programming Fundamentals3
Select three (3) of the following courses:
Introduction to Database Concepts3
Database Principles Using SQL3
Database Programming3
Business Communications
Complete one (1) of the following math courses: 1
Technical Mathematics5
Intermediate Algebra 25
Introductory Statistics 34
Introductory Statistics - Honors
Total Units27.5-28.5

 Or substitute higher level math course.


MATH 150 is degree applicable with or without MATH 050. If taken with MATH 050, only the units for MATH 150 will be counted towards the degree.


MATH 165 is degree applicable with or without MATH 065. If taken with MATH 065, only the units for MATH 165 will be counted towards the degree.

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ITIS 104 Information Technology 4
ITIS 107 Network Technology 4
ITIS 115 Computer Information Systems 3.5
Winter Term 1
MATH 144 Technical Mathematics 5
Spring Term 1
ITIS 160 Introduction to Database Concepts 3
ITIS 165 Database Principles Using SQL 3
ITIS 141 Programming Fundamentals 3
ITIS 170 Database Programming 3
 Total Units28.5

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.