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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 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:


You should be proficient with the Windows or Macintosh operating system.

Certificate Class Requirements

A minimum of 72 hours is required –12 hours from Server-Based classes, 36 hours from File-Based classes (including at least one advanced level course), and 24 additional hours from the classes list.

Certificate Requirements

Complete the application form and return it with your $25 nonrefundable fee. To earn this certificate, you must complete a minimum of 72 hours in the classes and categories specified. (Please note that you are required to take at least one advanced level class in the File-Based category.) If you have successfully completed some of these certificate classes through the UMSL Computer Education & Training Center in the 24 months prior to completing your application, they may be applied to this certificate. You can list these classes on your application form. Granting approval for these classes depends on verification of satisfactory completion of each class. Previously taken classes can be applied to only one specialized certificate.


Server Based

(minimum 12 hours required)

File Based

(minimum 36 hours required, including at least one advanced level course)


(minimum 24 hours required)

Complete 24 additional hours from the classes listed within this certificate. 

For specific course schedules, please visit the CETC Catalog.  For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.cetc.umsl.edu.