About The Program

This curriculum is designed to provide students with skills that support the newest capabilities and advances in database technology. These new features in database technology enable databases to increase in scale and provide higher security and greater reliability. This program focuses on training database technologists who can provide these advantages to their employers and stay on the leading edge of database technology. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to study for some of the exams for the 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

Program Details

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 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.

    CPL examples: Oracle - Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate

  • Career Prospects

    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.