Database Design and Administration
Businesses depend on the reliability of databases, and it’s up to a skilled database administrator to provide advanced database solutions for those organizations. Develop strategies to design, administer, fine-tune, and maintain databases using the latest tools and technologies, plus cultivate the business acumen needed to excel in the IT industry.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Design, administer, and manage databases
Apply data modeling, data warehousing, and performance tuning
Use database platforms such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Administration requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Database Design and Administration.
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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Database Design and Administration
Database Administrator is considered a top 10 “Best Technology Job,” according to U.S. News & World Report due to factors such as salary, market growth, and opportunities for advancement.
Employment for database administrators in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 20%.
Job growth is driven by increased data needs for organizations in various fields. Prospects who have experience with the latest technology will stand out.
Database Administrator Salary: National Average
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Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.
The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.
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