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Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer

Location(s): Online

Program Description

Students can pursue a career as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer. SQL developers design relational databases and write code that interacts with stored data to complete functional requirements for a business.​

This program teaches students how to use SQL to build applications and generate business reports, and helps them master SQL using an Oracle database. Also included is learning PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database. ​Designed for those new to writing SQL queries.

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.​

​According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment for database developers is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland.  Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 440.  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or take on more responsibility in your current role,
2. build applications and generate business reports using Structured Query Language (SQL),
3. understand SQL using an Oracle database, and
4. use PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credential

CCBC Credential: ​Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length

4 months

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements:

Some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.

Computer Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Dual monitors are helpful but are not required.
  • ​PC: Windows 10 or later (not the home edition).
  • Browser: The latest version of Chrome (preferred), Microsoft Edge, or Firefox browsers.
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) 12c, 18c, or 21c - Free edition of Oracle RDBMS (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Oracle SQL Developer - The client interface for connecting to Oracle (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

​​Students must register for both courses at the same time. 

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Module One


Included in class fees




Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Module Two


Same as PCA806



Course Series Totals:



Included in class fees



Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: TBA

Administrative Assistant:  Danielle Bennett |  dbennett@ccbcmd.edu  | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS |100