About Kent A. Harshman

Harshman Kent A. Harshman, Database Analyst and Programmer
B.S., Lock Haven State College, 1980.

Telephone: 717-867-6060
Address: Lynch 005
Email: harshman@lvc.edu


Database Analyst/Programmer

Original Date Prepared: 11/2001     Revision Date: 4/2005

Reports to: Director of Enterprise Information Systems

Administrative Group: Information Technology

Functional Description: The Database Analyst/Programmer is responsible for assisting with the management, programming and administration of the college's database information systems. The Database Analyst/Programmer is part of the Enterprise Information Systems group within Information Technology.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Working with Enterprise Information Systems staff and end users to support and enhance the productivity of the users of the college's database information systems.
  • Becoming an expert in:
    • Uniquery query language.
    • UniBasic and Envision programming.
    • Envision screen painter and Envision batch processor.
    • Data import/export tools.
  • Providing programming and interface support for the college's database information systems including Colleague, Blackboard, Sirsi and 1Card.
  • Maintaining documentation on all customizations with special attention to reducing the impact of database patches and new release loads.
  • Developing a clear understanding of the overall structure of Colleague.
  • Developing a working knowledge of Datatel-supplied subroutines to support query-language dictionaries.
  • Developing and maintaining:
    • Custom versions of standard forms.
    • Custom Envision subroutines to support query-language dictionaries.
    • Custom Envision screens primarily to support WebAdvisor.

Principal Internal Working Relationships: Students, faculty and staff.

External Working Relationships: Vendors.

Direct Reports: None.

Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree.