• Database Administration

    Prepare for a career maintaining and administering the database management systems that support a broad range of businesses and industries.

Database Administration

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Our program

With the increased need for data by all types of businesses and industries, there's a growing demand for database administrators who have the skills to organize, interpret and store date. The role of database administrators in managing data means they play a key role in an organization's success.

M State offers a 60-credit AAS degree in Information Technology - Database Administration that prepares students to work as part of a team that supports, maintains and administers database management systems. Our program provides the foundation for information technology jobs including database administrator, database analyst, data analyst and database support specialist.

The Database Administration program is offered both online and on our Moorhead campus.


Here's what you'll learn

  • Function effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Implement security measures while performing database administration tasks
  • Generate database-driven reports to support business intelligence
  • Demonstrate ethical and security practices in handling data
  • Apply testing and debugging methods to assure product quality and workability
  • Devise database backup and recovery measures


Required courses

  • Introduction to Programming and Scripting
  • Microcomputer Databases
  • Web Engineering I
  • Database Report Generation
  • Linux I
  • Structured Query Language
  • Linux II
  • Database Administration
  • Enterprise Network Technologies
  • Advanced Structured Query Language
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Science I
  • College Writing
  • Technology in the Humanities
  • World of Math
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics


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Information Technology - Database Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Online, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Deb Flaskerud

Computer Programming Faculty
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Dave Hjalmquist

Computer Programming Faculty
Moorhead, Online
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Jason Peterson

IT Faculty
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