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Certificate in Database Technology

  • Overview
  • Course Requirements
  • Certificate Requirements
  • How To Enroll

Database Technology Certificate

As society grows to depend increasingly on having accurate and current information available, organizations must be able to organize, retrieve, and interpret this information. This Chancellor's Certificate program provides you with an understanding of database technology and database design, development, and implementation. You'll work with both file-based and server-based applications to learn to set up databases for end-users using GUI applications, while mastering SQL commands to interact with these databases.

You'll learn to:

  • Use proven design techniques to develop effective relational databases.
  • Design queries to retrieve meaningful information.
  • Understand client-server systems and SQL commands.
  • Create a database using a WYSIWYG program.
  • Optimize the functions of a database for everyday operations.

If you want to register online, the Certificate Registration Code is X9006 for the Database Technology Certificate.

Certificate Class Requirements

A minimum of 72 hours is required - 12 hours from Server-Based, 12 hours from File-Based, and 48 hours from Electives.


Server-Based (minimum 12 hours required)


File-Based (minimum 12 hours required)


Electives (minimum 48 hours required)

Complete 48 additional hours from the classes listed above that have not been applied to a category.

Certificate Prerequisites

You should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system. You should also be familiar with database concepts, such as the difference between a field and a record, and the similarity between a record and a row.

Certificate Completion Requirements

All classes must be completed through the University of Missouri-St. Louis Computer Education & Training Center within 24 months of submitting the application. If you have completed one or more of these classes through the Computer Education & Training Center in the 24 months prior to completing your application, they may be applied to this certificate. Granting approval for these classes depends on verification of satisfactory completion of each class.

You are required to complete any course prerequisites listed for certificate classes. These classes will not count toward the hours required to complete the certificate. Be sure to check the course descriptions for specific prerequisites.

Please note that a class can only be applied to one specialized certificate.

How to Enroll

Complete the application form and return it with your $25 nonrefundable fee to the address indicated. This fee covers processing, recordkeeping, and certificate costs. After the application form and fee are processed, we will send you a confirmation letter and Notification of Completion form. Use this form to keep track of classes you're taking toward your certificate. When you complete your last class, return the Notification form. We will verify successful completion of all requirements and send you the Chancellor's Certificate in Database Techology.

If you want to register online, the Certificate Registration Code is X9006 for the Database Technology Certificate.

Note: You will receive CEUs for successful completion of each certificate class and will earn at least 7.2 CEUs when you complete this certificate. The hours you complete in these classes will also be applied toward the 96-hour Chancellor's Certificate on the Computer.