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Database Management graduate badge

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The School of Computing now offers graduate-level digital badges. A digital badge, or simply "badge," recognizes your completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge allows you to promote academic achievements online more effectively and in different venues than with a transcript.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

The School of Computing's database management badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students in the following areas:

  • Create relational and non-relational databases.
  • Utilize computational methods for knowledge discovery in bioinformatics and medicine.
  • Describe challenges posed by clinical information systems.
  • Create visualizations for complex data sets.
  • Tune the performance of relational database management systems.
  • Utilize emerging non-relational databases such as object-oriented and XML databases.

Admissions and Application

Completion of a Bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skill is required for admission. To start your application:

  • Visit gvsu.edu/admissions/graduate-application-24.htm/.
  • Select the graduate online application. If you are new to the Grand Valley admissions site, please create an account at this time.
  • Application type, select "graduate degree/coursework."
  • Next, choose "For personal development without completing a Graduate Degree nor receiving a Graduate Certificate."
  • Under interest area, select "other."
  • Choose your semester start date, and proceed with the rest of the application.
  • Contact the School of Computing and Information Systems at gradchair@cis.gvsu.edu and inform them of your intent to enroll in the badge program.

Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?

  • Badges document knowledge, skills, and competencies you've gained through various learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Pursuing a badge, either in continuing education or while completing a degree, can enhance your education.
  • Digital badges can be displayed on social media, websites, and in emails.
  • Completing a badge is an opportunity for you to highlight particularly marketable and desirable skills to potential employers.

Location & Format

Classes for the program are on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format:
  • Face To Face

Coursework

The database management badge is comprised of three courses (nine credits). Classes are offered on Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Required course:

  • CIS 673 - Principles of Database Design

and two of:

  • CIS 635 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • CIS 660 - Information Management and Science
  • CIS 665 - Clinical Information Systems
  • CIS 671 - Information Visualization
  • CIS 676 - Database Management Systems
  • CIS 679 - Special Topics in Database Management

For More Information

School of Computing and Information Systems

Dr. Robert Adams, Ph.D.
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-2060

 

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