Oracle Academy at Centennial High School

Oracle I: Database Design and SQL Programming
Oracle II: PL/SQL Programming

Dual College Credits available through Boise State University, College of Information Technology Management

     Oracle Academy provides an opportunity for Students to learn Database Design, SQL Programming (Oracle I) and PL/SQL Programming (Oracle II). Database Design and SQL Programming is taught with both ANSI Standards and Oracle Proprietory SQL Code. PL/SQL is Oracle proprietary database programming code. Oracle I is a dual credit course with Boise State University's ITM-315 course for 3 credits. At the end of each course students have an opportunity to sit and take certification exams at a 40% reduced cost. .

Why Should You Take Oracle Classes? Course Descriptions

     Centennial High School's Oracle Academy is in its fifth successful year. Students for the last four years have had the opportunity to sit for Oracle Professional SQL Certification, and receive dual college credits with Boise State University for Database Design and SQL Programming (CIS 315). The current school year the college credits and professional certifications are continuing to be offered for this year's class. The Oracle Academy offers instruction in both universal SQL programming (ANSI Standard) and Oracle Specific SQL. Centennial's Oracle Academy also offers a second year studying Oracle's proprietary PL/SQL programming. Additional certification opportunities come with the second year.

     Oracle Corporation is the world’s leading provider of enterprise software and the world’s second largest software company with revenues of more than 10 billion dollars. Oracle offers customers the ability the harness the power of information through database technology, application development tools, enterprise applications, and a host of information technology services. Oracle technology can be found in nearly every industry around the world and in the offices of 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Oracle is the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: database, business applications, and application development and decision support tools. Oracle is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company.

     By partnering with Oracle, Centennial High School receives an in-kind grant of more than $133,000 per year that includes curriculum, professional development, instructor support, and hosted software. The curriculum complies with several nationally recognized standards, including the National Work-force Center for Emerging Technology; National Math, English, and Social Studies; States' Career Clusters; and Advanced Placement Computer Science exam (APCS).

     Included in the academy courses are preparation for Industry Certifications Exams: SQL Certification and Program with PL/SQL Exam. An articulation agreement with Boise State University in the School of Business, Department of Information Technology Management has been signed. If students take advantage of the option to register with BSU, they will receive dual credits at a reduced cost per credit, through BSU's Dual Credit Program.