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Database Administration


Database administration programs prepare people to create and manage databases.

Database administration programs include topics such as:


Several community colleges and two-year schools offer associate degree programs in database administration. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in database administration. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in database administration. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many employers prefer applicants who are certified to work with certain proprietary database systems. Many programs allow you to do this while earning your degree or certificate.

Most programs require you to complete a hands-on project or case study. Often, you develop a database for a company or client.


East Side Area

Central Washington University

Washington State University - Pullman

King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

Highline College

Seattle Central College

TLG Learning

Washington State University - Pullman (Everett)

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Statewide and Distance Learning

Washington State University - Global Campus

WGU Washington

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Puyallup

Tacoma Community College

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

West Side Area

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College