Database Programming Associate Degree

Database Programming

database programming
Database Programming
A.S. (VA and NC) or A.A.S. (SC) in Computer and Information Science
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

*2012 U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

24 semester credit hours

BUS102

Fundamentals of Customer Service

3

BUS121

Introduction to Business

3

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS121

Logic and Design

3

CIS150

Networking I

3

CIS282

Web Interface Design

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

 

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

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

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

Concentration Requirements

Database Programming

24 semester credit hours plus electives

CIS126

Programming I

3

CIS203

Code Design and Debugging

3

CIS215

Programming II

3

CIS223

Database I

3

CIS250

Database Scripting

3

 

Various Electives

 

Network Security

24 semester credit hours plus electives

CIS225

Networking II

3

CIS202

Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

CIS212

Network Security Concepts

3

CIS245

Windows Client and Server

3

CIS206

UNIX Administration

3

 

Various Electives

 

Web Development

24 semester credit hours plus electives

CIS107

Digital Imaging

3

CIS126

Programming I

3

CIS213

Web Client Scripting

3

CIS213

Web Client Scripting

3

CIS223

Database I

3

CIS250

Database Scripting I

3

 

Various Electives

 

 

Electives

Electives

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

Programming II

3

CIS215L

Programming II 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

Program 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.