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Database Administration Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Database Administration and enter the workforce. Students explore database functions, computer information systems, networking and computer sciences. Students will learn about SQL, database design, technical support, database administration practices for efficiency and security, and server maintenance. Career paths include an entry-level database administrator in various sizes of businesses, corporations or public institutions. Some careers may require a Bachelor's degree. Although some courses may transfer, this AAS degree program is designed for students to enter the workforce.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 115Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

ELECTIVE CSC 119 or Any Database AAS Degree Elective*

3

ENGLISH ENG 131/121/122

3

MATH MAT 121 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 145Intro to Desktop Database

3

CIS 155Complete Spreadsheets

3

CIS 128Operating System: Linux & Windows

3

ELECTIVE Any Database AAS Degree Elective*

3

GEN EDUPHI 112/205 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS145, and CIS 155, you should apply for the Applications Specialist Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

CIS 240Database Design and Development

3

CIS 243Introduction to SQL

3

DATABASE CIS 268/246/252/254/256/280 or CSC 252

3

BUS 217Business Communications and Report Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: If you have already completed CIS 223, this course may be applied to the CNG 201 requirement.
Upon completion of CIS 145, CIS 240, CIS 243, and CIS 246, CIS 252, or CSC 252, you should apply for the Database Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
DATABASE CIS 254/246/252/256/268/280 or CSC 252

3

DATABASE CIS 256/246/252/254/268/280 or CSC 252

3

DATABASE CIS 246/252/254/256/268/280 or CSC 252

3

GEN EDUPHI 112/205 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GEN EDUPHI 112/205 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

*Database AAS Degree Electives include: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Communication (COM), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Networking (CNG), Computer Web-Based (CWB), Computer Science (CSC),Management (MAN), and Marketing (MAR).

If you take more credits in database than listed (12 credits), it will reduce the 6 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Database Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.