Certificate

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.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 14
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,680
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,520
Time
As few as 12 months
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Free Application


University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

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

Curriculum

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.

4
Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

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.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


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.

Career Outcomes

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.

Job Titles

Database Manager
IT Database Administration Specialist
Database Architect
Database Developer
Applications Database Manager
Network Administrator
Systems Analyst
Database Engineer

Database Administrator Salary: National Average

$87,020
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

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.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

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.

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