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2007-2008 Programs of Study

Information Technology

Computer developers are the people who change our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without developers, computers are useless. Applications developers design, write, test, and debug software programs. Systems developers oversee and integrate the work of applications developers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.

There are five options within this program:

Students may choose to pursue the Information Technology 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.

Database Development Specialist (6955)

Technical Certificate

Database operations are an important part of computer operations in almost every company and organization today. Electronic commerce depends upon the storage and processing of transactions in databases. Many E-commerce sites have databases attached to web pages. The Database Development Specialist Technical Certificate gives students experience in popular databases including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. FCCJ is an Oracle Academic Initiative (OAI) Partner with Oracle Corporation. Together we have developed a program that puts you on the fast track for a database career. This technical certificate prepares students for job entry in fields such as database applications development and database administration. Students learn skills necessary for design, development, maintenance, management, and administration of comprehensive relational databases for corporations and organizations. Graduates may seek positions as database developers, database programmers, database administrators, and database consultants. The Oracle courses in the database degree also provide a foundation for persons preparing for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams.


All courses in this certificate program apply to the Information Technology AS/AAS degree.


Estimated cost of tuition is $1,793 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/07). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).


Course Number and Title
General Education
COP 1000 Introduction to Programming and Algorithm Design
CTS 1405 Database Management and Design
COP 2822 Web Technologies
COP 2702 Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
COP 2745 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming
CTS 2437 Introduction to SQL Server Database
COP 2551 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Java
  or COP 2252 Websphere Java Programming
COP 2741 Database Administration
  Credit Hours
  Total Credit Hours

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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