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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Database Technology (2151)

As we work our way toward a paperless society, the need to store and retrieve electronic information becomes crucial. A degree in Database Technology will lead to career opportunities such as a database developer, database programmer, database administrator and database consultant.

This program give students experience in three popular databases, Microsoft Access, IBM’s DB2 Database and Oracle. Florida Community College is an Oracle Academic Initiative (OAI) Partner with Oracle Corporation. The Oracle courses provide a foundation for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams. You will learn to design, develop, maintain, manage and administer comprehensive relational databases for corporations and organizations. Your studies will include database applications development and database administration. All hardware and software needed for this program is available in our computer labs and the Open Lab at South Campus.

Technical certificates (Oracle Systems Administrator and Oracle Software Engineering) are included as options within this degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

A 180-hour internship gives you valuable work experience in database technology.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Our intranet site posts jobs targeting FCCJ students. You may also post your resume and receive e-mails about job-related topics.

Annual Salaries
Local salaries range from $40,000 to $60,000. National average salaries are in the $80,000 range.

Certification and Licensing
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take exams to become an Oracle Certified Associate or an Oracle Certified Professional.

Estimated tuition for Florida residents is $4,183 (as of 07/06). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $1,520.

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Database Technology (2151)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
Business and Economics
COP 2344 Introduction to Unix/Linux 4
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and
Algorithm Design
CDA 2502 Computer Networks 3
  or CGS 2263 Computer Network Concepts and
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers 3
COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL 4
COP 2250 Fundamental Concepts of Java Programming 3
  or COP 2252 Websphere Java Programming  
  or COP 2551 Introduction to Object-Oriented
  or COP 2800 Object-Oriented Programming with
  Java for Programmers (4)
CIS 2321 Information Systems 3
COP 2703 Application Development with Oracle 4
COP 2741 Oracle Database Administration 4
COP 2745 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming 3
CIS 1943 Internship 3
COP 2743 DB2 Universal Database 4
  Credit Hours 48

Total Program Credits: 63

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher-level mathematics course. If you choose the A.A.S. degree, you must take MAT 1033 or a higher-level mathematics course. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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