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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 learn to set up databases while mastering SQL queries 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.
  • Develop reports to make sense of your data.
  • Optimize the functions of a database for everyday operations.

If you want to sign up for the certificate online, enter CT806-X9006 for the Database Technology Certificate code.

Online Classes: Our Certificate classes are available virtually (live online) with an instructor present for the entire course. In-Person Classes are offered at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing.

Register: When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: "Live Online" or "West County In-Person".

Certificate Class Requirements

A minimum of 78 hours is required - 39 hours from Core Courses, 26 hours from Database Concepts, and 13 hours from Electives.

Core Courses (minimum 39 hours required, 13 of which need to be Advanced SQL Queries: Levels 1 & 2)

Database Concepts (minimum 26 hours required)

Electives (minimum 13 hours required)

Or any classes listed in the categories above (Core Courses or Database Concepts) that have not been applied to a category can be used as an elective.

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

  • Call 314-984-9000 or e-mail for information on how to enroll.
  • You can also enroll online as all certificate applications are listed in the Course Category List under Certificate. To enroll in a certificate online click here.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 which covers processing, recordkeeping, and certificate costs.

Upon receipt of the application and fee, we will send you a confirmation 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 the Chancellor's Certificate in Database Techology.

If you want to sign online, the Certificate Registration Code is CT806-X9006 for the Database Technology Certificate.

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