Database Management

Associate in Applied Science

Credits: 95-98  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Database Management


Database Management - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Database Management is designed for persons interested in database programming, design and management.  Database management duties include some or all of the following: installation and configuration of database software, database programming and design, user-training, application software maintenance, performance tuning, system evaluation, and interaction with users and management requiring sound verbal and written skills.

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Job opportunities span small businesses, large organizations, and international settings in both public and private sectors.  See Information Technology » Database Management   

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Database Management Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, apply and convey technical information with their peers
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, create, and debug effective solutions to problems through the programs they write
  • Evaluate quantitative and symbolic data in translating user and organization needs into usable software and data solutions
  • Recognize ethical issues and evaluate consequences
  • Collaborate with diverse groups across a variety of knowledge and skill levels and perspectives  
  • Apply database and programming concepts to various situations
  • Use industry standard database systems and techniques
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Entry Requirements

Students entering the program are required to have successfully completed MATH 097 or the equivalent. 
Students must also successfully complete one of the following options:

The Accuplacer CSP Basic exam with a composite score of 75% or higher OFTEC 111 and OFTEC 108

An AAS will be awarded upon successful completion of all core and general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

Communication 

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Additional Communication 
Choose one of the following:
OFTEC260 Business Communication 5 Credits Search Schedule
Explores the principles of effective communication in business emphasizing the human relations factor, through correspondence, report writing, and an oral presentation. OFTEC 160 recommended. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a "C" or better.
CMST&101 Introduction to Communication 5 Credits Search Schedule
Investigates the theory and practice of intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, intercultural, and public speech communication. Human communication processes and barriers are explored. Development of communication skills useful for workplace, family, friendships, educational, and community contexts. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T
CMST&230 Small Group Communication 5 Credits Search Schedule
Studies communication in small groups to help students understand group processes and to be effective participants in problem-solving groups at home, in the community, and at work. Develops skills in decision-making, creative and critical listening and thinking, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict management, and leadership as applied to small groups. This course was formerly known as SPCH 115. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
CMST260 Communication and Conflict 5 Credits Search Schedule
Investigates interpersonal communication conflict theory and participates in class activities to build skills. Study of communication processes and strategies applicable to conflict in family, friend, school, work, and community relationships. Examines how communication patterns and behaviors contribute to conflict, escalation, destructive and constructive management approaches, resolution, and reconciliation. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
ENGL&235 Technical Writing 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces technical writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in the workplace. Emphasizes written documents, successful teamwork strategies, and ethical considerations in workplace communication. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a "C" or better.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION

Choose one of the following
NOTE: MATH& 146 can count as general education (computation) or as an elective, but not as both.
MATH&107 Math in Society 5 Credits Search Schedule
Explores a variety of mathematical topics presenting mathematics as an art in its own right and as a tool for understanding the world around us. Designed for non-science majors. Specific topics may be drawn from geometry, number theory, set theory, and the history of mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 096 with a "C" or better or appropriate placement.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "C" or better in MATH 096 or MATH 097 or MATH 099.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

Choose one of the following:
BUS260 Principles of Management: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS
CMST&210 Interpersonal Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Focuses on understanding and developing interpersonal communication skills needed to build and maintain healthy one-on-one relationships in both personal and professional contexts. Examines how diverse communication styles can impact relationships. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, DIVERSITY, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
CMST240 Intercultural Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
The study of intercultural communication theory and cultural adaptation processes, and the development of skills in transmitting and receiving oral and written messages within a cross-cultural context. Covers selecting a communication style and strategies appropriate to a specific audience and setting. Examines how differences in cultural background influence communication patterns in families, communities, schools, and the workplace. This course was formerly known as SPCH 105. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 098 or ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

Effective Catalog Year 2018-2019

Length of Program

Full-time students typically complete this program in six quarters, after basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.

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Revision Date: 
March 20, 2018