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Database Specialist

Career Studies Certificate

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Dive into database management with an Oracle-certified program

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High-grade database management is a critical function of information technology.

As a database specialist, you will be proficient in designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting relational databases.

Database specialists also plan, monitor and improve the performance of specific databases to ensure the most efficient output for clients.

Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022. TCC graduates may find employment as database administrators, database analysts and database specialists.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Graduates of this program are qualified to sit for certification exams including Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA Administrator); Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert; and Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA Developer).

Go further

Apply all of the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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What does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Database Specialist consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
22-24 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,077.70 - $4,448.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

You may find employment or gain promotion in your current position, and you can apply the credits you earn toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

You can also transfer your credits to a four-year school to work toward a bachelor’s of science in information technology or another related field. 

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy problem-solving
  • have a basic working knowledge of computers
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Median annual salary

Job related to this field pay a median annual salary of $75,987*

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Earning your Career Studies Certificate in Database Specialist prepares you to sit for multiple credential exams that can land you a job.

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If you want to get into the information technology field, or advance in your current IT career, an industry credential can be your ticket to success. (TCC CareerFocus magazine)

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.