Database Development

The 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.

Program Code

5083 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Database Development

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289

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Transfer Options

When the Database Development Certificate of Completion is combined with additional coursework resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website

In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country. 

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Installing and upgrading database systems
  • Database management and tuning
  • Perform database backups, recovery and restoration tasks
  • Create scripts, views, procedures, user defined functions and triggers according to the needs of the business
  • Perform database administration tasks 

Representative job titles:

  • Entry-level Database Developer
  • Entry-level Database Manager
  • Entry-level Database Analyst

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of database developers is expected to increase by 11% from 2016 to 2026. This increase is faster than average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy. 

“The median annual wage for database administrators was $87,020 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competitions