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Database Programming and Administration Option

Associate in Science -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or Placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Oral Communications ENG171 3
Application/Concepts CIT110 (Full-time students take CIT113) 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Cisco Networking I CIT162 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Visual Basic CIT216 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Windows Operating Systems CIT268 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
PC Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Principles of Internet and Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Database Design with MS Access CIT128 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Intermediate Visual Basic CIT218 3 CIT216 or Instructor permission or Chair approval
Information Security & Assurance CIT219 3 CIT268
SQL Programming CIT236 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Database Programming CIT240 3 CIT236 or Chair approval
Database Administration CIT245 3 CIT236 or Chair approval
Total Credits 62
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Computer Information Technology

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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The Computer Information Technology Department (CIT) has a clear, well-articulated, three-pronged mission, which includes supporting the IT components of the college’s General Education offerings (across divisions, departments, and campuses, as well as through interdepartmental collaboration), preparing an IT workforce through certificate and associate degree offerings, and providing IT students with seamless transfer opportunities to related Baccalaureate Degree programs.

The Computer Technology Program offers many courses that apply to other options to afford students the opportunity to explore the many career tracks in Information Technology before selecting a career in Computer Support, Data Base or Networking. The department’s goals are in concert with the college’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committees and internship course, the department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study.

Option Overview

The Database Programming and Administration option prepares students to gather data to determine user requirements and to design and program reports and forms so those users can create queries and interpret results. It also prepares students to determine necessary system changes, to create security procedures, and to implement backup and recovery processes.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option may qualify for entry-level database programming and support positions in a wide range of organizations

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Write programs to support database applications.
  • Design and code complex queries.
  • Use a database procedural language to design and code database functions, triggers and collections.
  • Qualify with the skill set necessary to take the first level of Oracle Database Certification.