2021-2022 College Catalog

Database Specialist Diploma

Database Specialist Diploma (Major Code: DS14)

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems Database Specialist Degree program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates will be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as database specialists.

Career Information


Database Administrators and Architects

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 15% nationally and 13% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $68,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 Terms
Credit Hours: 56
Estimated Program Cost: $9,668

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (25 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1200Database Management


CIST 1305Program Design and Development


CIST 2921IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management


CIST XXXX CIS Programming Language


Oracle Specialization (23 Credits)

CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction


CIST 1210Introduction to Oracle Databases


CIST 2212Oracle Database Administration I


CIST 2214Oracle Database Administration II


CIST 2216Oracle Advanced Topics


Total Credit Hours: 56


Program Outcomes

1. Graduate will have the ability to provide daily database administration and support.
2. Graduate will have the ability to maintain, analyze, troubleshoot, and repair database systems
3. Graduate will have the ability to provide technical knowledge working with system administrators, technical managers, developers, and architects.
4. Graduate will have the ability to participate in the evaluation and recommendation of database administration tools and new database management systems technologies.
5. Graduate will have the ability to prioritize tasks and work quickly.
6. Graduate will have highly developed written and verbal and online communication skills.