School and Ranking Information
There are only two schools in Omaha, Nebraska, that offer programs related to database administration; one school offers a post-graduate certificate program and one school offers an undergraduate degree with a concentration in this area. Based on the learning centers and degrees awarded, the following school is considered a top school for database administration in the Omaha area:
- Winner: Metropolitan Community College is a 2-year, public college that has eight campuses in downtown and suburban Omaha, Nebraska. It offers an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a specialization in database administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||Metropolitan Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,610 (in-state); $3,803 (out-of-state)*|
|Database Administration Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||12%*|
|Noteworthy||Degree program provides students with a strong technical foundation in the design and administration of a relational database system**|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **Metropolitan Community College
Metropolitan Community College
- Introductory courses include cloud computing and data center management
- Free tutoring services are offered by the college's Academic Resource Center
- Many courses offered entirely online
Metropolitan Community College's main campus is located in downtown Omaha. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and, as of 2013, has a student population of 15,752. The Information Technology Department has many state-of-the-art labs that provide students with a hands-on approach to learning.
Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with an option in database administration. Core courses cover computer programming, networking essentials and project management, and students can take a lot of the courses from their computer. The concentration courses include instruction in Web and server applications and systems analysis. Advanced courses teach students how to create their own user interfaces using database operating systems and software, which include Java and Oracle. Students can also design and manage their own databases in a capstone course.