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Database Development

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 program focuses on administrative tasks and building database applications using programming skills such as data collection, query techniques, and database creation. This certificate can embed into the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology.

Details

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Database Development (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5083
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Solve business problems using the components of a database management system.
  2. Design a comprehensive data model using an entity-relationship (ER) diagram that reflects the business requirements.
  3. Create database structures to store, retrieve, and update data using SQL.
  4. Write SQL procedures and functions to automate solutions to a variety of business problems.
  5. Develop programs using structured design and logic tools.
  6. Use programming language to solve a variety of business problems.
  7. Evaluate business computer systems using appropriate object-oriented analysis and design methods.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS117DM or
CIS154
Microsoft Access: Database Management or Database Modeling and Design 3
CIS150++ Programming Fundamentals 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS119DO Introduction to Oracle: SQL 3
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or C#: Level I or Java Programming: Level I or CS or CS 3
CIS217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS164AB or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Oracle: PL/SQL Programming or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
CIS225AB Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS117DM or
CIS154
Microsoft Access: Database Management or Database Modeling and Design 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150++ Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS119DO Introduction to Oracle: SQL 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or C#: Level I or Java Programming: Level I or CS or CS 3
CIS164AB or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
Oracle: PL/SQL Programming or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS225AB Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Database Development (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=162479).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site 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.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021