Database Programming

Database Programming
Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC) in Computer and Information Science
Overview

Database Programming Overview

While developers continue to push the limits of innovation, computers do not yet think for themselves. That’s the job of a Database Programmer. These professionals play a vital role in the maintenance and security of vast amounts of information. If you enjoy using creativity, logic and analytical skills to solve problems, then a career in Database Programming may be right for you.

Here are just some of the things Database Administrators do on the job:

  • Maintain the database and update permissions
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error
  • Backup and restore data to prevent data loss
  • Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed
  • Merge old databases into new ones

Through ECPI University’s year-round program, you could earn an Associate of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Database Programming (Associate of Applied Science in Computer & Information Science – South Carolina only) in just 1.5 years.

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Program Description

ECPI University develops and updates its curriculum with input from leading IT professionals, many of which hire ECPI graduates. They’re looking for specific skill-sets and they work with ECPI faculty to ensure that the Database Programming degree meets their needs. The result: a program that allows students to develop:

  • Proficiency in the use of various programming languages
  • Knowledge of application software and operating systems
  • Skills in database design and scripting

Targeted coursework includes:

  • Programming in C, C++, C#, or Java
  • Systems Concepts and Analysis
  • Relational Databases
  • Server Scripting
Possible Career Track

Many Database Programmers work for internet service providers and data processing firms. Others are employed by firms with large databases, such as banks and insurance companies, both of which keep track of enormous amounts of personal and financial data for their clients. Some administer databases for large merchants that keep track of their buyers’ credit card and shipping information; others work for healthcare providers and manage patients’ medical records.* 

ECPI University’s program prepares graduates with the computer programming and information processing skills required for career-entry positions in a variety of jobs including:

  • Applications Developers
  • Programmers
  • Database Administrators

*2016-17 U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

24 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
CIS150 Networking I 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
CIS115 Computer Applications  

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

Database Programming

15 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS203 Code Design and Debugging 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
  Various Electives  

Network Security

15 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS206 UNIX Administration 3
  Various Electives  

Web Development

15 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS107 Digital Imaging 3
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS213 Web Client Scripting 3
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
  Various Electives  
 

Electives

Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS107L Digital Imaging LAB 1
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS136 Storyboarding for Animation 3
CIS142 Cloud Computing Concepts 3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching LAB 3
CIS203 Code Design and Debugging 3
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS206 UNIX Administration 3
CIS207 Network Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS215L Object-Oriented Programming with C++ LAB 1
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS252 Fundamentals of Electronic Commerce 3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory 3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB 1
CIS266L Intermediate Database LAB 1
CIS274 CIS Project I 4
CIS280 CIS Project II 3
CIS290 Externship-CIS III 3
CIS291 Externship-CIS I-a 1
CIS292 Externship-CIS I-b 1
CIS293 Externship-CIS I-c 1
CIS294 Externship-CIS II 2
CIS303L 2D Design LAB 1
CIS305 Advanced UNIX Administration 3
CIS305L Advanced UNIX Administration LAB 1
CIS311 Web Site Management 3
CIS311L Web Site Management LAB 1
CIS367 Database Scripting II 3
CIS367L Database Scripting II LAB 1
EET110 Electric Circuits I 3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 3
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET282 Wireless Security 3
Outcomes

Students in the Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science program learn how to create interesting web pages, write different kinds of programs, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science, graduates are able to:

  • Utilize organizational customer service plans.
  • Describe various aspects of business operations.
  • Identify the impact of information systems upon the operation of a business.
  • Utilize PC operating system concepts.
  • Effectively utilize PC productivity applications and concepts to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics.
  • Construct a basic web page.
  • Comprehend installation of basic network hardware and software by applying industry-standard networking knowledge.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the professional and ethical responsibilities of an information system specialist.
  • Identify ethical uses of organizational data, applications, computers, and network operating systems.
  • Comprehend basic logical constructs such as flow charts and process diagrams in order to understand the operation and troubleshooting of information systems.
  • Apply program-specific knowledge for an individual subject area concentration (e.g., Network Security or Web Development) appropriate for an Associate of Science Degree.

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