West Los Angeles College

9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230-3519

Program Details

The Certificate of Achievement in Business Application and Database Management at West Los Angeles College is designed for students that are interested in strengthening their skills and knowledge within business application, database design, and programming. Students may gain an educational foundation in database maintenance, business concepts and E-commerce administration. Students will design in GUI application and will be able to analyze business information using spreadsheets. The curriculum will provide students experience with database administration in Microsoft, Linux and Oracle. Graduates may find careers as an application software specialist and database administrator.

The certificate program requires students to complete a total of 16 course units. The total units may be fulfilled through the completion of courses within the designated Certificate of Achievement in Business Application and Database Management course list. Students may choose courses such as Introduction to Computer and Information Security I, Web Application Programming using VB.Net, and Object-Oriented Programming in Java. The program may be completed within two semesters and is delivered through a hybrid format of both online and campus-based classes

Topics covered throughout the program will vary due to the student’s selection of courses from the designated course list.  Students may study from topics such as Cocoa Touch Programming Technique, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Access database management system, and E-commerce marketing. Students have the potential to strengthen their knowledge of Oracle database concepts, network vulnerabilities, cryptography, and intrusion detection. Students should also gain hands-on experience with open source software, the security settings on Windows 7, and management of the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges


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