School and Ranking Information
Within 50 miles of Maitland, FL, aspiring database administrators can choose from at least 12 schools, with the majority of those being public universities and colleges. The following school is the top pick in the area based on degree applicability, tuition costs and number of programs available:
- Winner: Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) in Cocoa, FL, is located about 40 miles from the city of Maitland. Students interested in taking courses in database technology can choose from an associate's degree program in computer information technology or a certificate program in database administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||Eastern Florida State College|
|School Type||4-year; mostly associate's; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,496 (in-state); $9,739 (out-of-state)*|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's; Certificate|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||37*|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Associate's*|
|Noteworthy||Associate's degree is transferable to a bachelor's program at EFSC or University of Central Florida**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Florida State College
- Certificate program graduates are eligible to take the Oracle Database Administrator exam
- Students pursuing an associate's degree in computer information technology have the option to complete a related internship
- Credits earned in the help desk specialist program are transferable to the associate's program
Formerly Brevard Community College, Eastern Florida State College offers both traditional and online programs to over 30,000 students. Students can take courses at the main campus in Cocoa, or at satellite campuses in Melbourne, Palm Bay and Titusville. The college offers an Oracle Certified Database Administrator certificate, a help desk specialist certificate, and an Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology.
The 15-credit Oracle certified database administrator certificate program consists of five courses. Students study Windows Server, Oracle SQL and Linux system administration. An Oracle database course trains students to backup databases, manage accounts and configure networks. The 18-credit help desk specialist certificate program covers PC repair, help desk support techniques and operating systems.
The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology degree provides a broad overview of computer technologies, including web technologies, Windows operating system and database concepts. Students have three concentration options to choose from: database administrator, help desk and management information systems. The database option teaches data techniques like database maintenance, recovery and security. The help desk option prepares students to troubleshoot issues with computer software, hardware and applications. Students take courses in programming, technical support and computer repair.