Certificate in Database Management

Control Data Storage and Access


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,297

Next start date

October 4, 2017

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About this Program

An organization’s data is only as good as the ability to access it. Database designers, developers and administrators hold the key to that access. The importance of these roles is reflected in the job market, where overall growth is projected at 15 percent through the end of the decade.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll teach you the essentials of database management — how to capture, store, retrieve and analyze information skillfully and effectively. You’ll become familiar with design principles and database management technologies and gain experience working in distributed, mainframe, client-server and desktop environments. Get the skills required to help your organization manage its data successfully.


Professionals looking to enter or advance in the field of database design, development and administration. Those with no experience working with databases should consider taking our course in Foundations of Database Management first.

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Video Overview

Instructor Gregory Hay of the Certificate in Database Management explains the benefits of the program and the different types of jobs that it prepares graduates for.

Duration: 03:22


  • An overview of database models, environments and systems architectures
  • How to diagnose and troubleshoot database issues
  • Data modeling and manipulation techniques
  • Database backup and recovery strategies
  • Administration functions, policies and procedures


  • Design and implement a database management system
  • Use SQL Server and Microsoft Visio software (free downloads)

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Quarter 1

Database Design

Start Dates

Learning Formats


Courses are streamed online in real time. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. For added flexibility, each quarter you may view up to 40 percent of your class sessions as recordings instead of attending online in real time.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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