Earn an Associate Degree in Data Management

Our Data Management associate degree provides work-based coursework to allow students develop expertise in designing and implementing industrial grade databases. With this degree, students gain core competencies of database professionals to join the workforce.

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Enroll in a Data Management Program Designed for You

Our Associate of Applied Science in Data Management program is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful, well-paying careers in database technology. Students acquire a blend of the core competencies required of a database professional.

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Set a solid foundation in the Human Services field with a 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Data Management. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Predicted for Data Administrators and Architects.



Students receive practical training from industry experts who bring real world experience into the classroom.


Job Growth

Is expected for Database Administrators and Architects from 2020-30!

54 %

Of BRCTC’s Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

    • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 181,200 new job openings are predicted for Database Administrators and Architects. On average, 13,200 new job openings are created every year.
    • The job growth is predicted by BLS to be 8% in the next 10 years for a database administrator.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC’s Graduate report 54% of students continued their education after completing a certificate or degree.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Data Management?

With the Data Management associate degree, learn essential Data Management skills from industry experts to secure an advanced career in the technology industry. The degree allows students to:

    • Learn the core competencies of database professionals.
    • Learn to design databases using structured and unstructured data schemes.
    • Define, retrieve, and manipulate data by utilizing Data Definition Language and Data Manipulation Language.
    • Gain knowledge about data mining, data analysis, data visualization, and data governance, quality and control.

Begin a Rewarding Career With a Data Management Associate Degree

Do you enjoy adding structure to technology? Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Data Management provides technical hands-on experience in database development, administration, maintenance, and security.

Throughout the Data Management associate degree program, students learn data literacy, data management, spreadsheets, data analytics, statistics, and technical writing.

Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies!


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On-campus, Hybrid


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What Will Students Learn - Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum provides practical understanding of a database management system in an organization with advanced database concepts.

The Data Management associate degree equips students with core concepts such as database concepts, SQL, data analytics, data applications, and other skills required for a successful transition to the workforce. Program outcome includes:

    • Communicate effectively with both verbal and written forms.
    • Perform and share cooperatively in teams or groups.
    • Research and present technical concepts using office productivity software.
    • Identify basic concepts of data schemas and dimensions.
    • Compare and contrast common data structures, formats, and markup languages.
    • Explain data integration and collection methods.
    • Discuss common techniques for data manipulation and optimization.
    • Understand and apply different statistical methods.
    • Describe key analysis techniques.
    • Use the appropriate type of visualization.
    • Design components for reports and dashboards.
    • Summarize the importance of data governance and quality control with data.
    • Identify common data analytics tools.

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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce

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As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about pursuing the associate degree in Data Management? We can help!

The Data Management program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides workforce-ready data management knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce, explore higher earning potential in your current role, or create a pathway to transfer to a four-year school.
With a Data Management associate degree program, students are equipped with skills to enter or advance in various roles in computer science and information technology, such as -
  • Data Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support
  • Computer and Systems Manager
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Computer Network Architect
  • And much more!
Admission into BRCTC’s Data Management program requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
Blue Ridge CTC does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission to the Associate of Applied Science in Data Management program. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
When considering a program, explore the following:
  • Fully accredited College
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Credit transfer opportunities
  • Job prospects and placement assistance
  • Need-based financial assistance to qualified applicants
With Blue Ridge CTC’s Data Management program, students learn about data concepts and environments, data mining, data analysis, data visualization, and data governance, quality and controls. The degree helps students gather practical problem-solving and analytical skills which will let them join early-level employment or seek career advancement within Computer and IT roles at a growing payscale.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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