Database programming courses range from the general introduction to database programming to classes in specific programming languages such as C#, Java, and Perl. Students usually take these courses as part of a full certificate or degree program.
Database programming classes are typically part of a computer programming, information technology, database design, or computer science degree program. These classes and courses can be found at every level of post-secondary education, from two-year colleges to graduate schools. Certificate programs in database programming also exist, especially with Oracle- or Microsoft-centric technologies.
Students in a certificate or degree programs in the field usually learn to make and use simple databases and initiate simple queries before they begin studying the processes of using programming languages to develop more complex databases. Students also take courses that teach them to use structured query language (SQL) and make Web applications that utilize database technologies.