This course concentrates on the relational database model and the conceptual, logical, and physical phases of database design and development. Entity-relationship modeling, data normalization, and Structured Query Language programming are core components of the class. The role and responsibilities of a database administrator are explored; and the concepts of database integrity and transaction management, concurrency protocols, and security schemes are examined. In addition, emerging data warehouse technologies are introduced. The course culminates in a project that allows students to demonstrate an understanding of all phases of the database life cycle (DBLC). Recommended prerequisite: ICT 4400.