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


CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
PROG 1003 Intro to Programming Logic
ENGL 1013 Composition I

Math (see your advisor to ensure you take the correct Math course)
Social/Behavioral elective

(see degree plan for elective information)

PROG 1103 GUI Programming
CISM 1433 SQL Concepts
ENGL 1023 Composition II
CISM 1303
NTWK 2014 Networking and Info Systems

CISM 1223 Photoshop
CISM 2123 Intro to Web Page Design
ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business I
ECON elective

(see degree plan for elective information)

BADM 2703 Internship Experience
NTWK 2243 Securing E-commerce Solutions-HYBRID
CISM 2223 Advanced Photoshop
OSIM 1103 Business Communications
PROG 1303 Web Client Side Programming
PROG 2303 C++ Programming II

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