Database Systems Certificate

Curriculum CIS.DBS.CERT (C407V)

The Database Systems Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position, including database administrator, data manager, and data analyst.


At the successful completion of the Database Systems Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • install, enterprise database systems in Windows or Linux environments;
  • manage enterprise database systems in Windows or Linux environments;
  • prepare datasets of unstructured and structured data using standard data types and formats;
  • design databases using standard database design notations;
  • implement databases in several types of database management systems; and
  • query databases with Structured Query Language (SQL).

Expected Background/Prerequisite Coursework:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits


CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits


equivalent work experience

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 120Introduction to Big Data #

3 credits

CIS 174Windows Client-Server Systems Administration

3 credits

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

CIS 278Database Management Systems #

3 credits

Choose 2 courses (6 credit hours) from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 157Microsoft Access I

3 credits

CIS 167Microsoft Access II #

3 credits

CIS 215Data Science Application Development #

3 credits

CIS 262Oracle DBMS Development #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 18

See CIS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354

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