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IT Database Administration

IT Database Administration

Learn how to use specialized software to store and organize data.

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Start Date:
2 Years
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September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

Graduates of this program take on the critical role of helping to manage data that supports business operations and decisions. You know how to install, maintain and manage the database management systems that protect and organize key information.

Throughout the program, you gain a broad understanding of the IT field and develop in-depth skills in database design, SQL programming, security and database administration. Concepts and syntax knowledge are developed and then demonstrated through hands-on work, with a focus on industry standards. An emphasis is placed on project management methodology. Graduates also practise business analysis through applied casework.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for this specific IT program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the academic requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.
    • The first year of each IT program is not interchangeable. For example, completion of year-one IT Programming does not qualify for Advanced Standing in year-two IT Data Analytics. Year 1 learning outcomes must be met in full to achieve Advanced Standing.

Choose NSCC

  • Benefit from expert faculty who bring years of experience to the classroom and prepare you with current and relevant IT skills.
  • Learn the practices and technologies that employers need. Courses are designed to give you a well-rounded experience that parallels industry workplaces and our programs are designed with the input of industry leaders.
  • Gain practical experience and apply your skills to IT projects during your work term.
  • Build a portfolio to capture your skills and achievements (a definite asset in a competitive job market).
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program could work in the following positions:

  • Database Administration (DBMA)
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • System and Network Administration
  • General IT work

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.
  • It is recommended that applicants have a Grade 12 math credit, but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1700   Professional Practices for IT I
COMM 2700   Professional Practices for IT II
COMM 3700   Professional Practices for IT III
COMM 4700   Professional Practices for IT IV
DBAS 1007   Data Fundamentals
DBAS 2104   Business Analysis Essentials
DBAS 3018   Data Movement and Integration
DBAS 3021   Metadata Management
DBAS 3025   Information Governance
DBAS 3035   Information Systems Design
DBAS 3080   Database Backup and Recovery
DBAS 3085   Data Security
DBAS 4002   Transactional Database Programming
INET 3700   Server Operating Systems and Scripting
INFT 2007   Applied Semester Project I
INFT 3000   Capstone
INFT 4100   Work Experience
INFT 4100   Work Experience
ISEC 3050   Ethics and Law in Data Analytics
NETW 1300   Small Business Infrastructure
NETW 1700   Introduction to Networking and Security
OSYS 1000   Operating Systems - Linux
OSYS 1700   Introduction to Hardware and Operating Systems
OSYS 3017   Data Server Management in Linux
PROG 1400   Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
PROG 1700   Logic and Programming I
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
WEBD 1000   Website Development
WORK 2510   IT Internship

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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