Our program develops you to start at an entry-level position to work with businesses or clients to determine their information storage needs, and then utilize database software to develop a strategy most suited to those needs. Throughout the program you'll be exposed to the latest trends and industry standards, troubleshooting and repairing databases and testing performance. While immersed in the course work, you'll be preparing for an industry certification within Oracle that opens doors to employment and lifelong opportunities.
Transfer is not the primary purpose of an C.S.C. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.
Credit for Prior Learning
Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.
The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.
CPL examples: Oracle - Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate
Program Degrees and Certificates
Specific program courses provide the knowledge and skills to test for industry certifications. The IET Division strongly recommends that students take a preparatory or review course prior to setting for an exam. Exam fees are not included in the course fees or tuition. Possible industry certifications: Oracle - Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate
Many companies today rely heavily on databases to store endless amounts of information to keep them going and keep their customers safe. Like most IT fields the demand is high, with strong compensation available base on your capabilities. Graduates from this program can find employment opportunities in a number of areas like database administrator - level 1, data entry specialist or junior database technician.
Want to get started with this program? Speak with an adviser to start shaping your educational journey at NOVA.