Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Computer Programming: Database Specialist, CPC

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Length: 20 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $5,603

  • Resident Tuition: $2,650*
  • Technology Fees: $260
  • General Student Fees: $407**
  • Online Course Fees: $ 200 (if applicable)
  • Books / Materials: $8 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.
  • Program Specific Fees: $78 (Data Fee)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $2000*** (if applicable for Computers + Internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare technicians for entry-level positions as database specialists.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Design, implement, test, debug and document relational database systems using a variety of current tools and technologies
PLO 2 - Explain and model the relationship between computer programs and organizational processes
PLO 3 - Translate database related problems into SQL logic and expressions
PLO 4 - Use appropriate library and information resources to research database technologies and support lifelong technical learning

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. 

NOTE: CS 161C CS 161N , and CS 161P  each have a different prerequisite that must be completed first. Work with your academic advisor on what and when to take the prerequisite.


  • This program is fully contained in the Computer Programming, AAS  degree.
  • This program follows the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Computer programming languages: Students who complete more than one CS 161 or CS 162 programming language course should be aware that transfer institutions may count multiple 161 or 162 courses as repeats, and may not accept them in transfer. Students wishing to complete multiple programming courses should first take a CS 161/162 series and then enroll in CS 133/233 course series for any subsequent programming languages.


By completing CS 275  and CS 276 , students can take the Oracle Certified Foundations Associate Exam.

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