Database Design & Development

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Database Design and Development program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Database Design & Development emphasis is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future. This unique program allows technical specialization in Database Design & Development while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

The Database Design & Development AAS emphasis is a program that provides students the knowledge needed to design and implement information technology solutions that meet business requirements. Students are prepared to enter the job market as Data Analysts, Software programmers, Database Developers, Business Analysts, or Systems Analysts. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.
 
The IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven career areas:
• Network Management and Security
• Database Design & Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Software Development
• Web Design & Development

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable. The A.A.S. degree includes General Education credits, which broaden knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits 57
 *ITEC 1002
 Networking Fundamentals
3
 *ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
 *ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1035  Documentation Standards
2
 *ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
 *ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2105  JAVA Programming
4
 ITEC 2120  DB Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2140  Business Intelligence
4
 ITEC 2145
 Database Programming
4
 ITEC 2220
 DB Administration & Security
4
 ITEC 2501  Android Application Development
4
 ITEC 2600
 Application Development
4
 ITEC 2601
 Database Application Development
4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
 
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
 

Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different goal areas. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:

 ENGL 2105  Business and Technical Writing 4
PHIL 1200
 Technology, Ethics, & Society
3
 MnTC Credits
  8

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.

 
                                                                                                                                             

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Database Design & Development emphasis is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization Database Design & Development while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace. Anoka Technical College Database Design & Development diploma graduate will be a specialist in one of the areas of emphasis in Information Technology and will also have a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.
 
The Database Design and Development diploma teaches students how to use industry standard software to both design and develop databases. Students also will learn how to develop software applications that use a back-end database. Standardized database design is emphasized. Students will collaborate on a development team as a part of their coursework.
The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.
 
Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education 57
*ITEC 1002 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016 Web Development Technologies 4
*ITEC 1025 Project Management
4
ITEC 1035 Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 1070
IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100 Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 2105 JAVA Programming
4
ITEC 2120 DB Design & SQL
4
ITEC 2140 Business Intelligence 4
ITEC 2145
Database Programming
4
ITEC 2220
DB Administration & Security 4
ITEC 2501
Android Application Development
4
ITEC 2600 Application Development
4
ITEC 2601 Database Application Development
4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005 Technology Fundamentals
3
 
 *First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146
“Our students get great jobs! The IT program was designed by the very industry that hires our students, and our outstanding advisory committee is committed to keeping our program relevant and cutting edge. ”