School and Ranking Information
There are only two colleges offering programs in database technology or database management in the Atlanta area; both are 2-year community colleges. Based on the variety of database programs available and its location, the following school is the top pick in the area for database training.
- Winner: Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is located right in Atlanta, Georgia. Its Division of Business and Public Service Technologies offers database specialist associate's degree and diploma programs as well as a database administrator certificate program.
School Info Chart
|Category||Atlanta Technical College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,544 (in-state); $4,584 (out-of-state)*|
|Database Programs Offered||Diploma, Certificate, Associate's|
|Database Credentials Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||9*|
|Most Popular Database Program Level in 2012-2013||Certificate (6 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||24%*|
|Noteworthy||ATC was awarded the Perdue Award for Technical College of the Year in 2012 by the Technical College System of Georgia**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Technical College
- Day, evening and online classes are available
- ATC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- According to the school, ATC has a 90% job placement rate
Atlanta Technical College has a student population of nearly 5,000 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1. The college offers around 120 diploma, certificate and degree programs, including 13 computer information science programs through its business and public service technology division.
The Associate of Applied Science - Database Specialist degree program requires students to complete 66 credit hours of courses that cover topics such as database management, Oracle database administration and operating systems. The database specialist diploma program consists of 53 credit hours and includes many of the same courses as the AAS program; however, students do not need to complete general education courses. The 24-credit database administrator certificate program can be completed in three semesters. The program requires six courses that cover topics in UNIX/Linux, Oracle and database management.