Database Development Program | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Programming - Database Development

If you are tech savvy and want to start a career in computer programming, there are several pathways for you here. An associate degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop useful, productive, and even entertaining software for all types of computers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Design databases using modeling tools
  • Understand common database design principles - including normalization
  • Organize and manipulate data using Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Utilize current database development tools to manage complex database systems
  • Understand database optimization and performance tuning
  • Design and implement back up and recover procedures


See your specific degree plan and advisor for class details and sequence.  Search Course Listing for class dates and times.

Degree, Transfer Options and Careers:

Many courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.

Those who pursue a degree in Database Development may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Dtabase Analyst
  • Database Developer
  • Database Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • SQL Database Administrator