School and Ranking Information
Of the two schools in the Morrisville area for training in database administration, one only offers a master's degree, while the other offers an undergraduate degree and certificate. Based on the program offerings and tuition, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for database administration degrees:
- Winner: Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) is the only public school in the area with a 2-year associate's degree and a certificate program in database administration. Wake Tech offers online, day and evening database administration degrees as well as certificates with options to specialize in Oracle or Microsoft database administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||Wake Technical Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,485 (in-state), $8,629 (out-of-state)*|
|Database Management Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degrees|
|Database Management Degrees and Certificates Awarded (all levels) in 2013||13*|
|Most Popular Database Management Degree Level in 2013||Certificate (7 awarded)*|
|Overall Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||16%*|
|Noteworthy||Wake Tech is fully accredited and the largest community college in North Carolina|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Wake Technical Community College
- The Computer Technologies Division is a large focus of Wake Tech, and is one of four academic divisions overall
- Students have access to the latest computer technology in the school's various computer labs
- Database management curriculum serves students as a launching pad for starting professional certification with Microsoft and Oracle
Wake Technical Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, has five campuses and several education and training centers throughout North Carolina. Wake Tech serves close to 70,000 students on a yearly basis. This school offers associate's degree, certificate and diploma programs in more than 150 specialties through four academic divisions, including the Computer Technologies Division, Applied Engineering & Technologies Division, Health Sciences Division, and Business & Public Services Technologies Division.
Wake Tech's Computer Technologies Division provides students with the option of pursuing a certificate or associate's degree in database management. The 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree option prepares students for entry-level careers in industries that rely on computer databases to store and maintain information. Students take courses in systems analysis, networking concepts, database programming, Visual BASIC programming, database concepts and information systems. Elective courses include Oracle, Windows, PHP programming, C# programming and Web design.