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Oracle Database

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Oracle Database provides you with the theories and necessary skills to design, develop, administer, monitor, and maintain databases in Oracle. You will also be taught PL/SQL as the programming language used for Oracle development. These skills are very valuable to most business enterprises, the vast majority of which have Oracle-based database implementations including: financials; enterprise resource planning; human-resource management; customer-relationship management; supply-chain management; product-lifecycle management; warehouse-management; project portfolio management; ebusiness, and other applications.

Entry to mid-level career positions such as Oracle developer, Oracle analyst, Oracle specialist, Oracle programmer, and Oracle administrator are some of the possible paths you can take with the knowledge gained from this online certificate program.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online certificate program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Data modeling and database desig
  • Entity relationship (ER) diagrams
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Standard Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Software design patterns
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java
  • Enterprise relational database systems

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Use entity-relationship modeling diagram and design, and develop Oracle databases.
  • Differentiate between conceptual, logical, and physical design phases in database modeling and design.
  • Apply the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Structured Query Language (SQL) to define and manipulate data residing in Oracle databases using Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML).
  • Administer Oracle databases using transact control language (TCL) to control user access and permissions, transactional and referential integrity, data concurrency, views, functions, sequences, performance tuning, and query optimization.
  • Apply Procedural Language SQL (PL/SQL) to access records, fields, tables, block and control structures, and to execute cursors, functions, procedures, packages, events, and triggers.
  • Use the principles of software and object-oriented design (OOD) model data-driven applications.
  • Apply the principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) to design, and develop data-driven applications using Java and Oracle.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment before registering for courses. Learn more.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or

Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.