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The Graduate Certificate Program in Database Technology provides students with a systematic education in databases, stressing database application development and database administration skills.

The decision to institute this program was made upon our assessment of a strong need for database training. From application development to database administration, there are many positions available in the industry a student may choose to pursue. There is also the need for professionals with formal training in contemporary tools; the database program offers such individuals an opportunity to strengthen this knowledge base.

Proficiency in programming will be expected (including Java and C). The entire program is offered in the extended day, so the students can attend while holding a full-time position in industry.

The certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 courses). The basic training consists of a sequence of three courses: CS630 (Database Management Systems), CS615 (User Interface Design), and CS634 (Architecture of Database Systems). These courses provide a thorough introduction to relational and object-relational databases, SQL, indexing, concurrency and recovery, and design of user interfaces for database applications.

Students may select one advanced elective (among, CS636, CS637, CS639, CS734, and CS738), depending on their specific interests.

For information regarding the Graduate Certificate, including fees and registration, please visit the webpage for the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.

Faculty teaching in the graduate certificate program consists of the following:

Elizabeth O’Neil, Professor: Database management Systems, Architecture of Database Systems, Database Application Development, Semistructured Data and XML Documents on the Web, Database Internals

Dan Simovici, Professor and Program Director: Database management Systems, Data Mining

William Campbell, Associate Professor: Database-Backed Web Sites and Web Services

Wei Ding, Assistant Professor: Database-Backed Web Sites and Web Services

Gabriel Ghinita, Assistant Professor: Database Management Systems, Database Security

Gabriel Spitz, Lecturer: User Interfaces


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