School and Ranking Information
Schools in Las Vegas, Nevada do not offer database technology-specific programs, but they do offer programs in computer and information technology that cover database topics. Among those schools, one is private, for-profit, and the other is public. Based on the certificate programs offered and tutorial labs, the following school is considered one of the top schools for computer and information technology:
- Winner: College of Southern Nevada is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it's a 4-year, public institution. It offers a certificate program in Computer and Information Technology with a special emphasis in Database. It also provides an Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Technology to students.
School Info Chart
|Category||College of Southern Nevada|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,700 (in-state); $9,345 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer and Information Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Computer and Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||50*|
|Most Popular Computer and Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Associate's*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||9%*|
|Noteworthy||Computer software programs are provided for students on the college website|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
College of Southern Nevada
- Students learn how to design database applications with programs like Access and Oracle
- All programs focus on hands-on learning thanks to well-equipped laboratories
- Courses prepare students for industry certifications in Cisco and Microsoft
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the College of Southern Nevada offers primarily certificate and associate's degree programs. As of 2013, 34,177 students were enrolled at this school. The Computing and Engineering Technology Department offers a wide variety of associate's degrees and certificate programs in software and network technologies.
Students can go through a 30-credit database certificate program that prepares them to design and administer database software to large companies. Coursework includes A+ software, database application, development and Oracle. An English composition course is also required. In addition, an Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Technology is offered. Web development, computer security and databases are covered in this program. Students are expected to demonstrate PC hardware and computer networking knowledge and skills after graduation. English, human relations and social sciences are also required courses.