Program Overview

The Database Administration Certificate from Lakeland Community College may be an ideal option for students with little to no experience in higher learning who wish to pursue an entry level job in database management. No prerequisites or experience in programming are required; this program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the faced-paced fields of technology and information technology. Students who earn this certificate should be able to build, oversee, and analyze database systems at different levels.

A database administrator is responsible for the creation, administration and maintenance of a database, monitoring systems and figuring out how best to improve performance and capacity. In this program, students will receive valuable instruction in the areas of data warehousing, database administration techniques, and both the SQL and MDX languages. Graduates should be prepared for roles as data analysts, knowing how to fulfill a variety of tasks, from controlling and monitoring user access to a database to backing up and restoring databases. With the exponential growth of technology, professionals with this sort of training are more important now than ever. Students who earn this certificate may also have the opportunity to earn their associate’s or bachelor’s in a related field.

In order to earn this online-based certificate, students must earn 24 credits from a set curriculum. An Introduction to Business course is required to start, followed by one, two, and three credit classes. To become proficient with Oracle, those enrolled will take both Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle Database Administration. The remaining required classes include instruction in Programming Logic, Microsoft SQL, Information Processing, Windows 7, and Network+ and Networking Essentials.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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