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Do you enjoy implementing structure in technology? Does organizing systems and information speak to you? If you are a highly organized and detail-oriented individual looking for an avenue to enter the world of technology, then the Database Management programs at Anne Arundel Community College may be the right choice for you.


Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below. 

Database Administration, Database Management Systems, A.A.S.

This degree emphasizes the development of expertise in SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator and provides experiences in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database.

Note: Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems within this degree and can earn a Network Operating Systems Letter of Recognition.

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Database Development, Database Management Systems, A.A.S.

This degree emphasizes the development of expertise in SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator and provides experiences in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database.

Note: Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems within this degree and can earn a Network Operating Systems Letter of Recognition.

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Credit Certificates

There are also two credit certificates in this area of study.

Computer Information Systems, Database Administration

This certificate prepares students for employment in the field of database administration by acquiring or updating database administrator skills. This option develops skills in the SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, Oracle, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator, and provides experience in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database. Students select the Database Administration course track.

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Computer Science, Database Development

This certificate prepares students for employment in the field of database administration by acquiring or updating database administrator skills. This option develops skills in the SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, Oracle, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator, and provides experience in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database. Students select the Database Developer course track.

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Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can I do with a degree in Database Management?

These degrees offer the skills our students need to enter the workforce. A number of career options are available based on the skills learned in any of these degree, certificate, or letter of recognition programs. They include database administrator, database or help desk specialist/analyst, software developer, applications or database programmer, application software designer, help desk technologist, information manager for office or small business, information systems technician, office and administrative support specialist, and personal computer software specialist. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.