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Overview & Requirements

This certificate provides students with basic skills in database design and programing to prepare them for an entry-level job, or internship, in the database field.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Learn to work with SQL and Query
  • Learn to design a transaction entity relationship model
  • Learn to work with Stored Programs in a Database
  • Learn to work with a database warehouse and star schema

Careers in this Field

  • General or database programmer
  • Database designer or developer
  • Data warehouser
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CIT 111 Introduction to Databases 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 225 Database Design & Development 3
CIT 325 Database Programming 3
CIT 425 Data Warehousing 3

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.