Database Developer, Certificate of Proficiency

Database Developer, Certificate of Proficiency


The Database Developer Certificate of Proficiency prepares individuals to design and manage the construction of databases and related software programs and applications, including the linking of individual data sets to create complex searchable databases (warehousing) and the use of analytical search tools (mining). Includes instruction in database theory, logic, and semantics; transactional and warehouse modeling; dimensionality; attributes and hierarchies; data definition; technical architecture; access and security design; cloud services; integration; formatting and extraction; data delivery; index design; implementation problems; planning and budgeting; and client and networking issues.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. develop database management systems that comply with current industry standards.
  2. develop fast and secure data-centric applications using advanced SQL and reporting tools.
  3. manage database systems for efficient storage, processing and data retrieval.
  4. tune database queries for maximum high performance.
  5. implement distributed cloud server systems.
  6. mitigate against the common security vulnerabilities of database systems.
  7. design transactional and data warehouse databases.
  8. develop data-driven applications integrated with database systems.
  9. deploy analytical search tools for extraction and data mining.
Program Requirements
IS 120Introduction to Excel1
IS 153C# Programming I4
or IS 187 Java Programming I
or IS 167 C++ Programming I
IS 225Database Management4
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 240SQL and Database Development3
IS 257Big Data Analytics3
Select one of the following:3
IS 268 SQL Server Programming
IS 276 Oracle Programming
Select one of the following:4
IS 287 Java Programming II
IS 267 C++ Programming II
IS 253 C# Programming II
Select 6-8 credit hours:6-8
Excel for Data Analytics
Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+
Systems Analysis and Design
C# Programming III
Java Programming III
C# Frameworks: .NET Web App Framework
Workplace Learning: Information Systems
Java Frameworks: Struts and Hibernate
Java Frameworks: Spring
Total Credit Hours31-33

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 120 Introduction to Excel1Reading Proficiency
IS 153 C# Programming I
or Java Programming I
or C++ Programming I
4Reading Proficiency
IS 225 Database Management4Reading Proficiency
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15-16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 240 SQL and Database Development3IS 225 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyFirst 8 weeks
IS 257 Big Data Analytics3IS 225 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation
IS 268 SQL Server Programming
or Oracle Programming
3IS 240 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencySecond 8 weeks
IS 253 C# Programming II
or Java Programming II
or C++ Programming II
4IS 153 or IS 167 or IS 187 or IS 166 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16-17
Total Credit Hours31-33

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.