BS in Computer Information Technology: Online Database Management Degree

Computer Information Technology: Database Management Degree Online from SNHU

Earn Your Online Degree in Database Management

Start earning your BS in Computer Information Technology with a Concentration in Database Management today! Choosing this concentration educates students in the world of system performance and data storage.

From database integration and data analysis to system troubleshooting, students will learn how to maximize the business effect that data can have on a company or organization. You will evaluate and assess techniques in organizing and storing data, so that it can used and found efficiently and effectively. The Database Management Online Degree coursework covers how to address issues and assess data use on the web and within internal business systems in public and private companies, government and municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Why Earn a Database Management Degree online at SNHU?

Coupled with business course work that provides a solid groundwork to grow a career, the Database Management Degree online gives career-oriented students a broader breadth of knowledge than found in most other IT programs. Classes are offered online with some available on campus. The curriculum is developed and taught by practicing experts in the IT field. The program includes classes in software development in distributed systems, cybersecurity and information assurance and geographic information systems.

Careers for Database Management Degrees

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs available for database administrators is expected to increase by 31 percent through 2020. Demand for these workers is expected to increase as organizations need to store, organize, and analyze increasing amounts of data, both onsite and in the cloud. A BS in Computer Information Technology that concentrates on database management will position you well for a career in these fields.

Required Core Courses

Major Courses

IT-201: Computer Platform Technologies
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems. Offered every year.
CIS-100 or IT-100
IT-315: Object Oriented Analysis and Design
This course develops software systems engineering principles combining object-oriented design principles and methods augmented by computer assisted engineering (CASE) technology. The course involves use of the unified modeling language (UML) and, through the vehicle of a student group project, applies these elements to the system development life cycle. This course is writing intensive, as student project teams are required to submit a comprehensive project report and a PowerPoint presentation. Specialized Systems Development Computer Laboratory intensive and open laboratory intensive. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-330: Database Design and Management
This course covers the design and implementation of information systems within a database management system environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the design process acquired in earlier courses by designing and constructing a physical system using database software to implement logical design. Topics include data models and modeling tools and techniques; approaches to structural and object design; models for databases (relational, hierarchical, networked and object-oriented designs) CASE tools, data dictionaries, repositories and warehouses, Windows/GUI coding and/or implementation, code and application generation, client-server planning, testing and installation, system conversion, end-user training and integration and post-implementation review. Offered every year.
IT-135 or IT-145
IT-340: Network and Telecommunication Management
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN). Offered as needed.
CIS-201 or IT-201 and CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-415: Advanced Information Systems Design
This is the first of a two-part capstone course for IT majors which covers the major methodologies used in Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation. This course focuses mainly on the systems analysis part of the systems development process and emphasizes SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Different system development strategies are examined within the broader context of identifying and understanding the detailed stages the make up the systems analysis process. Students will learn how to a perform feasibility analysis, and to create a system proposal. Fact finding techniques used to determine system requirements will be identified and studied. Standard graphical modeling tools used in systems analysis will be covered: process modeling with data flow diagrams; data modeling with entity relationship diagrams; and object-oriented modeling using UML. The basic activities of project management are examined. Students will be assigned a systems development project case with concrete milestones, enabling the practical application of concepts presented in the course. This is a lab intensive course.
IT-201, IT-315, and IT-330 Senior prereg status
IT-420: Advanced Information Systems Implementation
This is the second part of the Capstone course for IT majors. The student groups will implement and document the systems project designed in IT 415 using an appropriate computer programming language or database management system. The instructor and students critique all projects weekly. Offered every year.
CIS-415 or IT-415
IT-485: Information Technology Strategy and Management
This course presents the principles and concepts involved in the management of organizational information technology resources. It includes CIO functions, information technology planning, project management, legal and professional issues and the strategic impact of information technology systems. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
CIS-415 or IT-415

IT ELE - Students may select three (3) Information Technology electives (as recommended by an advisor)

Database Management Concentration Courses

IT-242: Intro to Geographic Information Systems
This course is designed to introduce the student into the exciting new world of mapping software. Mapping software has found many uses throughout government, universities, business, as well as in the public policy arena. Students will learn how to use mapping tools that are available with data driven web sites, as well as learn how to create their own maps with mapping software. Students will learn how to work with different kinds of data sets and how to incorporate them into customized maps for analysis and presentation.
IT-370: Web Server Design
This course is a follow-up to IT 270 and extends the concept of interactive Web pages to the server. Building on the students' knowledge of Web page elements and Visual Basic, this course introduces Active Server Pages (ASP) as the vehicle for manipulating and creating content from a Web server. The course progresses through the fundamentals of client-server interaction to e-commerce considerations, XML, and database connection/manipulation from a Web server using SQL, the Structured Query Language for relational databases. Offered as needed.
IT-270 and IT-330
IT-431: Software Development in Distributed Systems
Students learn XHTML, including how to use image maps, frames, cascading style sheets and scripting languages. Various browsers will be introduced. Server-side development using CGI, ASP, ColdFusion and PHP for distributed applications will be covered. Server-side topics such as servlets and JSPs, along with Java and XML, will be introduced. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
CIS-200 or IT-210

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

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