Database Development and Administration: Diploma Description

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A database development and administration diploma is your ticket to a career building databases, organizing information, and working with computers as a database administrator. Typical courses include programming fundamentals, JAVA, UNIX and workstation administration. Read on to find out more about this diploma opportunity.
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What is a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

In a database development and administration diploma program, you learn to build computer databases. You will need to learn how to organize data in an effective and informative manner, and learn how to maintain and upkeep databases.

Skills You Will Learn

To graduate with a database development and administration diploma, you will need to demonstrate a proficiency in building and maintaining databases. You will work with all the major computer operating systems, including UNIX and Windows, as well as learn the essentials of computer programming languages like Java and HTML.

Courses

In the typical database development and administration diploma program, you will encounter the following courses:

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • UNIX Operating System
  • Programming in Java
  • Workstation Administration
  • Command Line Administration

Why Get a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

Those who wish to work in this field need to develop a highly technical set of skills. A diploma in database development and administration will show employers that you are qualified to work as a professional.

What Can I Do with a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

Upon completion of this diploma program, you will be able to find work as a database administrator at a computer systems design firm, data processing firm, software development firm, or similar outfit.

Job Outlook and Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) predicts a favorable outlook for database administration positions in the near future. The demand for such employees will increase much faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. The median annual income for database administrators in 2004 was around $60,000.

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Technology/Cybersecurity
      • Master's in Business Administration/Cybersecurity
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
      • MS: Cyber-Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
      • BS: Information Systems: Database
      • BS: Information Systems
      • BS: Computer Science Cyber-Security
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
      • BS: Information Systems: Data Networking
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
    Master's
      • M.S. in Computer Science
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Data Science
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BSBA - Information Technology
      • BS - Information Systems Security
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Data Science
      • MS in Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • MS - Data Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
  • BS - Computer Science

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
  • BS in Computer Information Systems
  • AS in Computer Information Systems

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
  • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
  • AA: Information Systems

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Computer Programming

What is your highest level of education?

Columbia Southern University

  • BS - Information Technology
  • BSBA - Information Technology
  • BS - Information Systems Security

What is your highest level of education completed?

Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration

What is your highest level of education?

Walden University

  • MS in Data Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

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