Database Programming Bachelor Degree

Database Programming

Database Programming Bachelor Degree
Database Programming
B.S. in Computer and Information Science
Overview

Computer technology continues to evolve and amaze, but the systems themselves still require humans to tell them what to do. That’s the job of the Database Programmer. If you enjoy using creativity, logic and analytical skills to solve problems, then a career in Database Programming may be right for you.

Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Database Programming in just 2.5 years. Here are just some of the things Database Administrators do on the job:

  • Identifying user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensuring that the database operates efficiently and without error
  • Making and test modifications to the database structure when needed
  • Maintaining the database and update permissions
  • Merging old databases into new ones
  • Backing up and restoring data to prevent data loss 

Program Description

ECPI University is committed to providing its Database Programming students with industry-standard curriculum – that means faculty members consult regularly with leaders in the field to ensure that the skills they are teaching are the ones employers are seeking from new graduates. ECPI’s hands-on instruction allows students to develop: 

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

Targeted coursework includes:

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

Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information System with a concentration in Database Programming could possibly pursue career opportunities across a wide range of industries in positions such as:

  • Programmer/Software Technicians
  • Database Developers/Administrators
  • Applications Software Developers

The largest number of Database Programmers work for computer system design and related services firms, such as Internet service providers and data-processing firms. Others are employed by firms with large databases, such as insurance companies and banks, both of which keep track of vast amounts of personal and financial data for their clients. Some administer databases for retail companies that keep track of customer credit card and shipping information; others work for healthcare firms and manage patients medical records.* 

*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

BUS472

Applied Project Management

3

CIS121

Logic and Design

3

CIS150

Networking I

3

CIS223

Database I

3

CIS282

Web Interface Design

3

CIS495

Senior Capstone

 

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480

Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

College Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

MTH140

Statistics

3