Computer Programming and Database

Computer programming and database is a discipline that combines database management systems with computer software to determine ways to organize and store data. Graduates learn to identify user requirements, set up computer databases, and test and coordinate modifications to the computer database systems. An organization’s computer programmer and database scientist ensures the performance of the system, understands the platform on which the database runs, and adds new users to the system. Because they also design and implement system security, computer programmers and database scientists often plan and coordinate security measures. With the volume of sensitive data generated growing rapidly, data integrity, backup systems, and database security have become increasingly important aspects of the job of computer programmer and database scientist.

In addition, the associate degree in computer programming and database can be earned completely online. With online classes and flexible scheduling including day, and/or evening classes, students can complete an associate degree in computer programming and database in as little as two years.

Also, Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate for those interested in database systems.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
CIS126
Fundamentals of Information Systems
CPD121
Data Modeling and Database Design
CSE122
Programming Logic and Problem Solving
WDD121
Internet/Intranet Design and
Development
CPD122
Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
CSE229
Visual Basic Development
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
Technical Elective
ENG124
College Composition
Arts & Humanities Elective
COM121
Effective Speaking or
COM122 Interpersonal Communication
or COM123 Small Group
Communication
CPD222
Microsoft SQL Server Database
CPD221
Oracle Database: PL/SQL Development
CSE230
Advanced Visual Basic Development
WDD226
Web Development with PHP and MySQL
CPD223
Oracle Database: Architecture and
Administration
CPD224
Advanced Microsoft SQL Server Database
CSE236
Analyzing Software Requirements and
Developing Solutions
Social Science Elective
WDD227
Advanced Web Development with
PHP and MySQL
 
TOTAL CREDITS 61

DATABASE SYSTEMS ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE

Almost every company has a need for data storage and manipulation for customer information, supplier information, or product manufacturing data. As a company grows and tries to serve more customers, and as the nature of manufacturing and delivery processes concurrently become more complex, the ability to store and access information quickly is crucial. Relational databases provide the best available solution to this data storage problem.

For large companies or large e-business operations, robust, scalable database systems provide the best solution where data and data accessibility are mission critical elements. Companies often adopt corporate standards revolving around a particular vendor. Oracle or SQL Server are usually the databases of choice when data storage needs are large and when the ability to fine-tune performance is necessary.

Today, personalized service over the Internet is becoming the norm. With the growing need for business solutions such as Oracle and SQL Server, the demand for trained and knowledgeable database administrators is expected to grow over the next decade. From the perspective of the student, knowledge of Oracle or SQL Server is important. However, adding the Oracle or Microsoft logo to one’s resume symbolizes a higher degree of knowledge and competence using these products.