This program, Database Development and Programming, will provide students with the foundation to pursue many different professional opportunities and add real value to their resumes to attract potential employers. Students will be trained in all aspects of software development from database design through development if the use interface to deployment and support of completed software. The program is designed to provide as much of a real-world experience as possible with multiple projects, individual and team assignments, deadlines and user testing. Students will design real and useful software that they can take with them and claim as accomplishments. Successful students will be prepared to test for the Microsoft Technology Associate certifications in Database Essentials and Software Development. These certifications will provide valuable evidence to prospective employers that the person has the skills to enter into a variety of I.T. roles. Advanced students will be able to go on to earn certifications including the Microsoft Certified Solutions Association (MCSA) in Database Development.

The content includes but is not limited to the fundamentals of programming and software development; procedural and object-oriented programming; creating regular and specialized application using standard and extended Structured Query Language (SQL), including testing, monitoring, debugging, documenting, and maintaining database applications.


Information Technology Assistant                         OTA0040

Computer Programmer Assistant                           CTS0041
(Prerequisite: OTA0040)

Computer Programmer                                             CTS0044
(Prerequisite: OTA0040, CTS0041)

Database Programmer                                              CTS0062
(Prerequisite: OTA0040, CTS0041, and CTS0044)


Growth plus replacement needs for Computer Programmers in Florida are estimated to average about 576 openings per year from 2015-2023. Of these estimated 576 openings per year, 27.3% percent are due to growth (new potions) and 72.7% percent are due to replacements (workers leaving this occupation). This compares with all occupations in Florida where 40% percent of annual openings are due to growth (new positions) and 60% percent of annual openings are due to replacements (workers leaving this occupation).


In the state of Florida, Computer Programmers may earn an annual salary between $47,082,and $93,351.* Nationally, Computer Programmers may earn between $44,450 and $130,800  annually. **


• Standard career and technical program admission procedures apply.
• High school diploma—standard or GED strongly recommended.
• Drug screen and criminal background check
• Computer Literacy Assessment (Conducted by MTC)
• Interviews will be scheduled for applicants meeting criteria and deadline.


Students may earn a course certificate at the end of each course listed above upon successful completion of course requirements. Upon completion of all program requirements, student earn a Certificate of Completion in Database Application Development & Programming.


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

  • MTA database Fundamentals – Exam 98-364 ($127.00)
  • MTA Developer – Exam 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals ($127.00)


For the August 2017 class, applications are due by April 6, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the class fills.


All students planning to apply for the 2017 Database Application Development and Programming program are strongly recommended to attend one of the following information sessions:

July / February 2019 class / Brewster Hall on MTC Campus / 6:00 P.M.
8/21/2017, 9/18/2017, 10/9/2017, 11/13/2017, 1/22/2018, 2/12/2018, 3/19/2018, 4/9/2018, 5/7/2018


To view the Database Application Development and Programming program itemized costs sheet, please click here.


Application will only be accessible through Google Chrome.