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Database Development & Administration Pathway

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Program Description
Students are educated on the fundamentals of Internet and database technology and will be taught the necessary skills to pursue academic and professional opportunities.

You Will Learn
  • How to use data modeling techniques and tools in analyzing and specifying data usage within an application area.
  • How to create queries and reports for specific business areas.
  • How to administer and control an organizations data resource, including multiple relational databases and servers.
  • How to use turning tools to improve database performance.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Database Development & Administration - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Database Development and Administration Industry Certification - PDF

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exam 98-364 Database Fundamentals

Student Leadership Organization
IT students who want to participate in a student leadership organization can choose between the following organizations.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job Interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Technology Student Association (TSA)
TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. Students participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state or nation levels.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training
Sample Occupations
  • Database Administrator
Workforce Trends
Computer systems analysts, database administrators, and computers scientists are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next decade.

Database Administrator - Growth will be driven by rapid increases in the computer and data processing services industry. However, this occupation is expected to grow 37 percent through the year 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition

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