The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Database Management is designed for persons interested in database programming, design and management. Database management duties include some or all of the following: installation and configuration of database software, database programming and design, user-training, application software maintenance, performance tuning, system evaluation, and interaction with users and management requiring sound verbal and written skills.
Job opportunities span small businesses, large organizations, and international settings in both public and private sectors. See Information Technology » Database Management
At the completion of the Database Management Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, apply and convey technical information with their peers
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, create, and debug effective solutions to problems through the programs they write
- Evaluate quantitative and symbolic data in translating user and organization needs into usable software and data solutions
- Recognize ethical issues and evaluate consequences
- Collaborate with diverse groups across a variety of knowledge and skill levels and perspectives
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Database Management:
- Effectively plan and implement database systems
- Apply database and programming concepts to various situations
- Use industry standard database systems and techniques
Additional Program Information
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Students entering the program are required to have successfully completed MATH 097 or the equivalent.
Students must also successfully complete one of the following options:
- The Accuplacer CSP Basic exam with a composite score of 75% or higher
- OFTEC 101 and OFTEC 108
An AAS will be awarded upon successful completion of all core and general education requirements.
Admission: Students are accepted into the Database Management program every quarter.
Length of Program: Full-time students typically complete this program in seven quarters, after basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.
1st Quarter Fall
2nd Quarter Winter
3rd Quarter Spring
4th Quarter Fall
5th Quarter Winter
Choose courses from the General Education Requirement list
6th Quarter Spring
Choose courses from the General Education Requirements list
General Education Requirements
Additional Communication Choose one of the following:
Human Relations Choose one of the following:
DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: South Puget Sound Community College requires all new students as of summer 2005 seeking an Associate Degree to complete a “diversity” course which meets the college criteria for listing as a diversity course and has been approved for such listing by the college Instructional Council prior to the student enrolling in the class.
Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017