2017-2018 Academic Catalog

IT - Database Administration, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

Database Administrators (DBAs) are critical to any organization, whether large or small. As the amount of data that companies collect and maintain continues to grow exponentially, the role of the DBA becomes critical to ensuring that data is accessible, confidential, and secure. Graduates will be able to design, implement and maintain databases, applying knowledge of database management systems.

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Career opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding and skills necessary to manage technology.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates should be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles
  • Install and configure database servers
  • Create visualizations of large datasets using common visualization tools
  • Install and configure Windows Servers and associated services
  • Install and configure Linux Servers and associated services
  • Complete and present effective systems design strategies and solutions
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, and interviews

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Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 245Strategic Business Analysis

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:46

Total Credit Hours: 66

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 245Strategic Business Analysis

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 66 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all IT and CS core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. Complete 2 cornerstone religion courses, plus 4 additional credits of religion