Database Development

Database Development - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Database Development prepares students to design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions using database and programming tools. The Certificate focuses on administrative tasks and building database applications using programming skills such as data collection, query techniques and database creation.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Effective Spring 2019, the Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.

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Academic Program: 

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 1 year as a full-time student. 


Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum

Requirements: 27 credits

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
  • CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3)
  • CIS119DO Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL (3)
  • CIS150 Programming Fundamentals (3)
  • Total Credits: 12

Semester 2

  • CIS276DA MySQL Database OR CIS276DB SQL Server Database (3)
  • CIS162AD C#: Level I (3)
  • CIS276DA MySQL Database OR CIS276DB SQL Server Database (3)
  • CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) (3)
  • CIS225AB Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (3)
  • Total Credits: 15
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS217AMAdvanced Microsoft Access: Database Management3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3)3
CIS164ABOracle: Developer PL/SQL Programming (3) OR
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
CIS166ACWeb Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET (3) OR
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) (3)3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design3
  • Use the basic elements and components of the Microsoft Access program and analyze common database management problems related to the program. (CIS117DM)
  • Use advanced elements and components of the Microsoft Access program to create and analyze unique database management problems. (CIS217AM)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Design and develop database structures to store, retrieve, and update using Oracle SQL and PL/SQL. (CIS119DO)
  • Develop programs using structured design and logic tools. (CIS150)
  • Use Visual Basic programming language to solve a variety of problems related to business and other disciplines. (CIS159 OR CIS162AD)
  • Write SQL procedures and functions to automate a variety of problems related to business and other disciplines. (CIS164AB OR CIS276DA OR CIS276DB)
  • Design software that integrates web sites and databases including client and server-side scripting. (CIS166AC OR CIS166AE)
  • Investigate, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate business computer systems using appropriate object-oriented analysis and design methods. (CIS225AB)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.