Database Developer, Certificate of Proficiency


The Database Developer Certificate of Proficiency is designed for individuals who are interested in developing skills to qualify for positions as Database Application Developers, Database Analysts, or Database Administrators. The certificate will empower the student with the tools, knowledge, and practical experience needed to design, develop, program, implement and administer a database. The program objectives align with current industry standards. Graduates will be qualified for the high demand positions of developer, analyst, administrator or programmer in the Oracle or Microsoft SQL server environment.

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. design and implement database management systems that comply with current industry standards.
  2. design and develop fast and secure data-centric applications using advanced SQL and reporting tools.
  3. manage and maintain database systems for efficient storage, processing and data retrieval.
  4. design and implement software that uses distributed large-scale data warehouse and cloud server systems.
  5. document and mitigate against the common security vulnerabilities of databases.
IS 153C# Programming I4
or IS 187 Java Programming I
IS 225Database Management4
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 240SQL and Database Development3
IS 241Systems Analysis and Design3
Select one of the following:3-4
IS 257Advanced Database Design3
IS 268SQL Server Programming3
or IS 276 Oracle Programming
Select 6-8 credit hours:6-8
Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security
Oracle Design and Implementation
Advanced C++ Programming
C# Programming III
Java Programming III
C# Frameworks: .NET Web App Framework
Total Credit Hours32-35
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 153 C# Programming I
or Java Programming I
4Reading Proficiency.
IS 225 Database Management4Reading Proficiency.
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency.
IS 241 Systems Analysis and Design3IS 153 or IS 187 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours14
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 240 SQL and Database Development3IS 225 and Reading Proficiency.
IS 253 C# Programming II
or Java Programming II
or C++ Programming
3-4IS 153 or IS 187 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
IS 268 SQL Server Programming
or Oracle Programming
3IS 240 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
IS 257 Advanced Database Design3IS 225 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours12-13
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective3-4 Choose from IS 237, IS 273, IS 275, IS 283, IS 288, IS 290
Elective 3-4 Choose from IS 237, IS 273, IS 275, IS 283, IS 288, IS 290
Credit Hours6-8
Total Credit Hours32-35

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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.