Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

The Oracle SQL Developer course 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. This course prepares one to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or take on more responsibility within one's current career.

Program objectives

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.

Program Credential

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

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE 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. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

4 months.

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements:

Some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.

Computer Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Dual monitors are helpful but are not required
  • ​PC: Windows 7 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Chrome (preferred), Microsoft Edge, or Firefox browsers
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) 12c or 18c - 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 Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account

Application Process

To apply, go to 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)

Course Series:


Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Module One


$497 (T-$10/F-$487)

Included in class fees


Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Module Two


$498 (T-$10/F-$488)

Same as PCA806

Course Series Totals:




Included in class fees

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

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.

Career Opportunities:

Entry-level Oracle SQL Developer

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant:  Danielle Bennett |  | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS |100