Develop Your Database Skills and Knowledge

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Database Development is designed for professionals with data processing experience who wish to develop specific skills and knowledge in database management systems.
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Database Development Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate academic certificate in Database Development provides an introduction to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems and explores data modeling, database design, management concepts and SQL3 in depth. Within the Database certificate program, students may select a track in Database Administration or Database Development. After building a foundational understanding of database concepts and architecture, students then select two courses from four options covering PL/SQL programming, middleware architecture and database applications, database technologies and SOA and data warehouse design.

Academic study is enhanced in this 12-credit-hour academic certificate through practical hands-on assignments in the labs using Oracle® software.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Total Database Development Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.


Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Database Technology; Development

Electives

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Six (6) semester hours selected from:
MSCD 650, MSCD 670/MCT 616, MSCD 675/MCT 627, MSCD 681

MSCD 600/MCT 613

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Database Architecture

MSCD 610/MCT 614

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Database Concepts

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

MCT 631 PL/SQL Programming (3.00)

Studies advanced SQL and SQL*Plus concepts and how to write PL/SQL procedures, functions and packages. Topics include extending statements to include Set Operators, and building correlated sub queries and hierarchical queries. Student creates and manages PL/SQL program units and database triggers as a basis for complex application development.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MSCD 650.

MSCD 600 Database Architecture (3.00)

Provides an introduction to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems. Focuses on the Oracle10g ORDBMS architecture and associated processes and physical files. Covers general concepts such as design, deployment, and operation. NOTE: Acceptance into the MS program.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

Cross listing(s): MCT 613.

MSCD 610 Database Concepts (3.00)

Explores data modeling, database design, management concepts, and SQL3 in-depth. Utilizes Oracle10g ORDBMS and Oracle command line interface, SQL*Plus for all lab work. Provides hands-on experience with an enterprise class, object-relational database management system.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*600 OR MCT*613

Cross listing(s): MCT 614.

MSCD 640 Oracle Database Administration (3.00)

Examines key tasks and functions required of a database administrator in a production environment. Students create, start up, and manage a database. In addition, students implement data security and integrity measures and grant access privileges to individual database users.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*610 OR MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MCT 615.

MSCD 650 PL/SQL Programming (3.00)

Studies advanced SQL and SQL*Plus concepts and how to write PL/SQL procedures, functions and packages. Topics include extending statements to include Set Operators, and building correlated sub queries and hierarchical queries. Student creates and manages PL/SQL program units and database triggers as a basis for complex application development.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*610

Cross listing(s): MCT 631.

MSCD 661 Business Intelligence (3.00)

Architectures, theories, methodologies and technologies that transform structured, semi-structured and unstructured data into meaningful and useful information. Covers analysis of enterprise data requirements to develop queries, reports and building OLAP cubes that use business analytics to answer complex business questions.

MSCD 670 Middleware Architectures & Database Apps (3.00)

Examines middleware implementation of portals using Oracle's advanced 10gAS platform as an application study. Focuses on middleware design, development and administration of web- based enterprise portal technology. Explores B2B applications, case studies, and Internet access to the database.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*610 OR MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MCT 616.

MSCD 675 Database Technologies and SOA (3.00)

Introduces SOA, middleware, with enterprise architecture, interoperability and loose coupling. Explores technical and organizational perspectives and alignment using design principles and industry-standard organizational models. Includes hands-on implementation of distributed Web Services-based interfaces to database system.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*670;

Cross listing(s): MCT 627.

MSCD 681 Data Warehouse Design (3.00)

Data warehouse design includes in-depth exploration of organizational decision based on data repository, focusing on requirements, data warehouse design, data extraction and data stores. Includes business intelligence systems implications with hands-on approach to design.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*600, MSCD*610

How to Apply

A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the School of Computer & Information Sciences programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program.

Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS) graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CPS graduate students’ program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Academic graduate certificates from the School of Computer & Information Sciences require students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programing, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
    Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essay
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
 Spring 8W2, 2014 March 3, 2014 Feb. 3, 2014
 Summer 8W1, 2014 May 5, 2014 Apr. 7, 2014
 Summer 8W2, 2014 June 30, 2014 June 2, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Database Development Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,295 12 $685 $75
Online $8,475 12 $700 $75

Directed study costs $700 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.