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Database Systems Certificate

Database Systems Certificate

MC's database systems certificate curriculum will provide you with the training, skills, and knowledge necessary for employment as an entry level database programmer or designer. The certificate can also enhance your skills if you are already working in the field. Through curriculum coursework, you will create Microsoft Access and web database applications, and will write database user interfaces in the Visual Basic.Net environment.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate uses of various database management systems (DBMS).
  • Design a database system based on user requirements.
  • Create entity-relationship diagrams that accurately describe a database structure.
  • Understand and successfully utilize basic database design concepts such as primary and foreign keys, normalizing, bridge tables, alternate primary keys, and strong versus weak entities.
  • Create a database system that successfully fulfills an organization's data requirements.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 


Related careers include database administrator, database design analyst, database manager, and database architect. 


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