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.

How to Enroll

  • Enroll online. The online Certificate Registration Code is CT806-X9006 for the Database Technology Certificate.
  • Call 314-984-9000 or email for information on how to enroll.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 which covers processing, recordkeeping and certificate costs.

Upon receipt of the application and fee, we will send a confirmation and a 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.

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

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.

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)
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Intermediate Applications of SQL
  • Advanced Applications of SQL
  • Advanced SQL Queries: Level 1
  • Advanced SQL Queries: Level 2
  • Advanced SQL Queries: Level 3
  • SQL Query Optimization
  • Introduction to SQL Stored Procedures
  • Intermediate SQL Stored Procedures

Database Concepts (minimum 26 hours required)
  • Introduction to Access
  • Intermediate Applications of Access
  • Advanced Applications of Access
  • Advanced Topics in Access: Database Design

Electives (minimum 13 hours required)
  • SQL Security
  • Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Intermediate Applications of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Advanced Applications of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Introduction to Crystal Reports
  • Intermediate Applications of Crystal Reports
  • Advanced Applications of Crystal Reports

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.