Database Management Studies

Why Choose NPC's Database Management Studies?

Database management is a critical tool involving the collection, storage, maintenance, retrieval and dissemination of information. Many different types of database systems are used by virtually every kind of organization, large and small, resulting in a growing number of employment opportunities for trained database managers as enterprises compete for success in local, national and worldwide markets.

A variety of NPC courses take you from fundamental database knowledge through advanced applications and systems.

About Our Program

NPC Computer Information Systems (CIS) courses:

  • CIS 105 - Computer Applications and Information Technology provides you with foundational knowledge in both database and spreadsheet software applications.
  • CIS 245 - Database Management and Concepts emphasizes hands-on projects using advanced database management systems software.
  • CIS 243 - Database-driven Websites focuses on PHP and MySQL systems for Web developers.

(Related CIS courses of interest cover topics such as quantitative methods and systems analysis and design. Enter CIS in the NPC "course finder" to see a more detailed description of these and other computer classes.)

Degree/Certificate Options

These CIS database management classes are included in the list of required elective courses needed to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in Computer Information Systems (CIS).

Additional NPC courses covering databases, records and information mangement are available in "Modern Office Skills" (the Administrative Information Services [AIS] program). You can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in records management/data processing fundamentals in the AIS program.

The NPC Business (BUS) program also offers two courses, records management and database applications for business, for additional perspective in this field.

  • Always visit with an NPC Academic Adviser to determine the surest, fastest way to achieve your educational and career goals in the database field.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of database administrators is expected "to grow much faster than average" compared with other job areas. This projection is based on the need of most organizations, particularly those connected to the Internet, to store, organize and analyze increasing amounts of data.

According to www.salary.com (6/2011), the average salary of a database analyst I is $55,676.

Online Course Options

CIS 105 - (Sun # CIS 1120) Computer Applications and Information Technology

Contact Us

Kristen Williams, Secretary to the Dean

Career & Technical Education Division
Silver Creek Campus -- Snowflake/Taylor
Student Center (SNC), Rm. 124

(800) 222-7845, ext. 6232
Fax: 
928-536-6228