The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Career Focus Area in Database Management is offered by Kaplan University under the Information Systems Track. Students will learn how to meet user needs through the creation of information systems and technologies. Courses relevant to the IT profession form part of the curriculum. The program is suitable for individuals seeking careers related to data control and designing solutions for data storage. Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Total program length is one hundred eighty (180) credit hours. Core Courses consist of 100/200 Level Communication Course, 100/200 Level Mathematics Course, 200 Level Communication Course, 300/400 Level Arts and Humanities Course, 300/400 Level Physical Science Course, and 300/400 Level Social Science Course. Required Major Courses consist of Academic Strategies for the IT Professional, Introduction to Website Development, Foundations in Information Technology, Foundation of Programming Using Visual Basic, Major Electives, Mathematics Course, Operating System Concepts or Technology Infrastructure, Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, 300/400 Level Major Elective, and Bachelor’s Capstone in Information Technology. Database Management Specialization Courses include Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access, Visual Basic Fundamentals or Intermediate Visual Basic Programming, Networking Concepts, Structured Query Language, Oracle Query Design, Intermediate Query Design and Reporting, and SQL Server Database Administration.
Graduates can choose to pursue further studies through a Master’s Degree in Information Technology or Business Administration. Career opportunities are presented in positions such as database analyst, database programmer, systems administration, and network analysts. Prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Qualified students can avail of financial aid through federal grants, military aid and various lending programs.