A database technology degree gives you the skills you need to design, develop, and maintain databases. In this program, you’ll:

  • Prepare for your CompTIA Network+ and ISC2 certification exams
  • Install and configure a commercial database
  • Create databases, tables, views, functions, constraints, and stored procedures
  • Develop strategies that enforce data integrity, permissions, logins, roles, and credentials
  • Describe and apply backup and restore procedures in database environments
  • Apply and explain the use of DML and DDL triggers
  • Install and use replication
  • Implement high availability methods
  • Plan and use database troubleshooting techniques
  • Plan and design security measures into database and server environments
  • Describe XML Data Management


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  • CIS 267 - Visual Basic Programming

    Gain the knowledge and techniques you need to design and build distributed applications using the Visual Basic programming language. Use disciplined coding style, including documentation, to write well-­designed programs that solve business problems.

  • CIS 424 - Database Administration I

    Develop the skills to plan, install, develop and administer databases in the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database environment. Topics in this lab­based course include procedures that enable installing and configuring a database server, security, optimizing database performance, and troubleshooting techniques.

  • CIS 428 - Database Administration II

    Obtain the skills to design, plan and optimize the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database infrastructure. Topics in this lab-­based course include managing and maintaining databases or multidimensional databases, user accounts, database availability, recovery, reporting, and the design and implementation of security and server automation. 


  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

    Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

  • CIS 210 - Systems Analysis and Development

    This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Students will acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

  • CIS 273 - Web Design and Development

    This course presents students the design, implementation and testing of web-based applications including related software, databases, scripting techniques, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web, e-commerce and social networking software applications.

  • CIS 312 - Computer Architecture

    Discover the concepts and essential skills necessary to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organizations information technology infrastructure. Explore the fundamentals of hardware and software, as well as how they integrate to form essential components of systems.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 375 - Human Computer Interaction

    Explore user-centered methodologies in the development, evaluation and deployment of information technology applications and systems. Study evolving technologies and devices and learn to design interactive products that enhance the way people communicate, interact and work with computers. Topics include user and task analysis, human factors, ergonomics, accessibility standards and cognitive psychology.

  • MAT 200 - Precalculus

    Review algebraic techniques. Selected advanced topics include matrices and determinants as techniques for solving linear systems in three or more variables, elementary concepts of analytic geometry, and logarithms. Focus on business-related word problems.

  • CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

    Take a senior management approach to examine and solve real-world problems and projects. Apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human/computer interaction and web design.

  • CIS 255 - Operating Systems

    Students can take either CIS 329, CIS 337, OR CIS 255

    Covers the development and execution of structured shell programs including scripts, menus, I/O redirection, pipes, variables, and other UNIX and Windows commands. Operating systems administration techniques also are covered including electronic mail, editors, online help, and file and directory techniques.

  • CIS 337 - Internetworking Basics

    Students can take either CIS 329, CIS 337, OR CIS 255

    Get an introduction to LAN, WAN and WLAN concepts and connectivity in an internetworking environment. Use command-line interface commands to secure, configure and troubleshoot router and switch operating systems. Topics include an overview of networking devices that operate at the OSI or TCP/IP stack, IP addressing and subnetting, collision and broadcast domains.


Every business, organization, and institution requires efficient database management in order to record, update, and track data. From the retail world to corporate offices to the bustling bureaucracies in industries like government, healthcare, and insurance, data rules the decisions being made in boardrooms and on sales floors across the country.

You will learn how to design, program, and maintain powerful database systems when you earn your database technology bachelor’s degree from Strayer University.

At the core of Strayer’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology database technology concentration is 

coursework in computer programming. You’ll develop the sharp coding skills required to design effective computer programs and build distributed applications. You will also learn how to to develop, install, and manage databases in the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database environment.

If you are interested in a career supporting the data infrastructure that drives American business, services, and government, learn more about earning a database technology bachelor’s degree from Strayer.  We’ll help you get ready for a career in this exciting field with a flexible, competitive education.



Each Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentrations.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


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