Database Management

Proper database management is key to making sure information is accessible and secure. Learn how to properly manage and maintain relational database systems. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom.

This program is perfect for...

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Database Administration
  • Those who want to design, build, and support database management systems
  • Those who want to learn how to use SQL to manage data

What you can learn.

  • Learn object-oriented concepts and modeling, introduction to data warehousing, and distributed and object-oriented database processing
  • Explore data modeling, data normalization, indexes, storage management, database integrity, client/server relational database management, introduction to query optimization
  • Learn to create and maintain databases using SQL

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

COM SCI X 414.51
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 417.96
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

In addition to the required coursework, students must successfully complete 20 units (typically 5 courses) of elective coursework from courses numbered COM SCI X 400-499. Below is a list of suggested electives to consider.

Suggested Electives
COM SCI X 414.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 420.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COM SCI X 450.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in digital technology can provide you with practical experience in a variety of job functions in programming and tech, including database management. To apply, students must be enrolled in a UCLA Extension digital technology certificate or specialization program and have completed a minimum of 12 units, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Permission in advance from the certificate advisor is required. 

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