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.