(Jefferson Davis Campus)
Companies, small and large, use databases to store important information about its employees, customers, and products. Database administration is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the information technology field. A database administrator (DBA) is employed to manage a company's relational database-management system. The DBA would be in charge of database security and access by creating users and granting specific privileges to those users, as designated by company policy. Other responsibilities of the DBA include network administration and monitoring system performance.
The Database Administration Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the database-administration field. Opportunities for students with experience in Oracle databases include state and federal government agencies, medium-to-large corporations, and Internet-based companies. Students will learn how to setup, administer, maintain, and troubleshoot a large-scale Oracle relational database system. Graduates of the Database Technology program will have completed all recommended courses to prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) exams in Database Administration.
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.