Apr 23, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Database Administrator

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Program Description

Establish a career as a database administrator to tackle the challenging and exciting opportunities in this field. Industry relies on database technology to store, retrieve, and present information in a customized and user-friendly format. Building on your existing skills of reliability, logical thinking, and attention to detail, this program develops your knowledge of relational database design and architecture, system performance, backup, and recovery, database security, as well as the technical and business aspects of data modeling.

You will master the technical aspects of database administration using Oracle and Microsoft tools within Windows and Linux platforms. You will also learn to use and manage existing relational databases, then apply these skills in the design and implementation of new databases in accordance with user requirements. This program includes a practicum placement during which students are provided the opportunity to apply their skills in a real time professional setting.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

This is a 40 week Fast-track certificate offered over multiple semesters.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as an Oracle database administrator, database developer, data analyst or database architect.

Student Success

  • This program is designed for learners with existing IT literacy. Students possessing prior experience with relational databases (e.g. Microsoft Access) and operating systems (e.g. Linux/ Unix, Windows) tend to be more successful.
  • Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.
  • This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate as a Database Administrator.


The program, offered in conjunction with the Oracle Workforce Development Program, includes core Oracle Education courses needed to challenge the Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator designation. With additional relevant work experience and additional exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Database Administration designation.


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, OR,
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Due to the tight integration of the courses in the Database Administrator (DBA) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Program Outline

Total Credits 39

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