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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.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

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 admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.