Database Programming Computer Information Systems @ Rock Valley College

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CIS-254 Database Programming

Learn how to use, create, and design relational databases. Part of the class time focuses on writing SQL, the standard language for databases, to query, update, and create databases. Some time will be spent with Microsoft Access but mainly SQL Server 2016 will be utilized, though the concepts in this course can be transferred to work with other relational databases. The course includes a brief look at new and emerging developments in the database processing field. This course is only offered in the spring semester.

Job Outlook: Database Administrators

Quick Facts
  • Medium Pay $90,070 per year, $43.31 per hour
  • Entry Level Education Bachelor's degree
  • Number of Jobs 2018 116,900
  • Job Outlook 2018-2028 9% faster than national average
What Database Administrators Do

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.

Database administrators typically do the following:
  • Ensure that organizational data are secure
  • Back up and restore data to prevent data loss
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensure that databases operate efficiently and without error
  • Make and test modifications to database structure when needed
  • Maintain databases and update permissions
  • Merge old databases into new ones
Work Environment

Many database administrators work in firms that provide computer design services or in industries that have large databases, such educational institutions and insurance companies. Almost all database administrators work full time.

source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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