Many companies rely on databases as a way to store information, make information more accessible, and to maintain records for tax and other purposes. A degree in database technology will teach students how to design databases using computer programs such as Oracle. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain databases once they are operational. There are many different types of databases that are used by companies for different reasons. Being able to design custom made databases is a skill than many companies look for in their IT personnel.
A degree in database technology can be achieved by completing coursework including introduction to Oracle, database technologies, computer programming, information systems, project management, and business administration. Students will learn how to work in groups, how to design databases of various sizes, and how to install and monitor them once they are being used.