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Database Support Specialist Certificate Program

Certificate -  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
Applications/Concepts or Info Technology Fundamentals CIT110 or CIT112 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Introduction to MS Office CIT133 3
Cisco Networking I CIT162 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
PC Hardware and Software CIT182 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Help Desk Techniques CIT230 3 CIT110 or Chair approval
PC Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Database Design with MS Access CIT128 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Visual Basic CIT216 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
SQL Programming CIT236 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Total Credits 28
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Program Overview

This program prepares students to become database programmers or administrators who work with users to identify their needs and design and program reports and forms to meet those needs. The program prepares students to create security procedures, implement backup and recovery processes, and determine necessary system changes.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program 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:

  • Design and code complex queries.
  • Support desktop security functions.
  • Support Excel and Access functions.