University of Phoenix

AA in IT - Database Development

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix online Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development program are provided with the opportunity to learn how to install and program business databases. Find out more about the AA with a concentration in IT/Database Development program at University of Phoenix here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Information Technology/Database Development

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development program should have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. They should also have experience or an interest in working on computer applications in a wide range of business settings.

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development program at University of Phoenix is designed to provide students with an introduction to various database applications. Topics addressed include database administration, Structured Query Language (SQL), programming practices, desktop databases, and information systems management. Database design, installation, programming, security, recovery, and backup are also addressed.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

60 credits. Courses are nine weeks in length and taken in pairs, or blocks. Students must complete 18 credits in information technology/database development in addition to required credits in communication arts, physical/biological sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Information Technology/Database Development.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development program has two tracks of study. Track A is for students with 24 or more transfer credits, and Track B (First Year Sequence) is for those with less than 24 transfer credits.

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Information technology/database development courses

  • IT 205: Management of Information Systems (3 credits)
  • IT 210: Fundamentals of Programming with Algorithms & Logic (3 credits)
  • IT 260: Intro to Desktop Databases (3 credits)
  • IT 261: Advanced Desktop Databases (3 credits)
  • IT 264: Introduction to SQL (3 credits)
  • IT 265: Managing the Database Environment (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Database Development program can go on to earn a bachelor's degree. Obtaining a bachelor's degree may help graduates learn more about database development, including advanced strategies for selecting, installing, and maintaining databases. An advanced degree may also allow graduates to assume greater responsibilities or advance in their current position.

Bachelor's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Database Administration

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