SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2024 9:53:20 AMCIS 69.33 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 69.33Title:  ADVANCED ACCESS  
Full Title:  Advanced Access
Last Reviewed:5/10/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR61.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 82.24

Catalog Description:
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An advanced course in Microsoft Access designed for students who have successfully completed the beginning course. This course will explore advanced queries, including SQL, forms, and reports. Macros and modules will be used to develop sophisticated turnkey applications; multi-user applications and security will be discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 63.11 ( or CIS 69.31 or CIS 82.21)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An advanced course in Microsoft Access designed for students who have successfully completed the beginning course. This course will explore advanced queries, including SQL, forms, and reports. Macros and modules will be used to develop sophisticated turnkey applications; multi-user applications and security will be discussed.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 63.11 ( or CIS 69.31 or CIS 82.21)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:Fall 2015
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Design relational database applications using the rules of normal-
   ization
2.  Create database applications using:
   a.  tables
   b.  main forms and subforms
   c.  main reports and subreports
   d.  select, crosstab, and update queries with the query by example
       grid and SQL
3.  Automate the database application using
   a.  macros
       1)  automate switchboards
       2)  create custom menus
       3)  design custom toolbars
       4)  create custom search buttons
       5)  document and debug macros
   b.  VBA
       1)  compare and contrast VBA and the use of macros in applications
       2)  create modules and procedures
       3)  declare and use variables
       4)  make use of decision making and repetition code
       5)  use arrays
       6)  apply elementary Object Oriented Programming techniques
       7)  make use of the collections in Access
       8)  write code using Access recordsets
       9)  execute queries at run-time
      10)  work with external data
      11)  trap errors
      12)  debug programs
   c.  Create groups, users and assign permissions in the Security
       feature
   d.  Explore add-in utilities
       1)  rename objects using Ferret
       2)  split a database into front and back end for multi-user
           environment

Topics and Scope
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1.  Overview of the Access objects
   a.  tables
   b.  queries
   c.  forms
   d.  reports
   e.  macros
   f.  modules
2.  Definition of relational database
3.  Normalization
   a.  goals of normalization
   b.  first normal form
   c.  second normal form
   d.  third normal form
   e.  fourth normal form
   f.  fifth normal form
4.  Names in Microsoft Access
   a.  the Leszynski-Reddick (L_R) convention
5.  Primary keys and indexes
6.  Relationships
   a.  rules for creating relationships
   b.  referential integrity
7.  Queries
   a.  review of simple queries
   b.  dynasets and snapshots
   c.  joining tables
       1)  equi-joins
       2)  outer-joins
       3)  the not-in query
       4)  self -joins
   f.  parameter queries
   g.  calculations in queries
   h.  SQL
       1)  history of SQL
       2)  syntax conventions
       3)  select query syntax
       4)  action query syntax
8.  Forms
   a.  controls
       1) bound
       2) unbound
       3) calculated
   b.  main and subforms
       1)  designing
       2)  properties
       3)  the event trigger cycle
   c.  drill down forms
       1)  macros
       2)  visual basic
   d.  switchboards
9.  Macros
   a.  the user interface
   b.  organizing the tasks
   c.  documenting your application
   d.  macro groups
   e.  starting up your application
   f.  conditions in macros
   g.  macro loops
   h.  macro errors
   i.  troubleshooting
   j.  single stepping through macros
   k.  autokeys macros
   l.  automating switchboards
   m.  looking up information in tables and queries
       1)  combo boxes
       2)  dlookup
       3)  autolookup query
   n.  navigating to controls and records
   o.  data entry operations
       1)  validating data
       2)  adding records
       3)  changing data
       4)  deleting records
   p.  controlling the user interface
       1)  custom menu bars
       2)  custom tool bars
       3)  custom key assignments
10. Visual Basic or Macros
11. Event driven programming
   a.  event driven vs traditional methods
   b.  handling events with VBA
12. Modules and procedures
   a.  forms and reports modules
   b.  standard modules
   c.  the general object
   d.  VBA handlers
   e.  compiling code
13. Procedures
   a.  subroutines and functions
   b.  procedure declaration
14. Variables
   a.  variable types
   b.  declaring variables
   c.  constants
   d.  variable scope and lifetime
15. Making decisions
   a.  If...Then
   b.  If...Then...Else
   c.  Else If
   d.  Logical operators with the If Statement
   e.  Operator precedence
16. Repetition
   a.  loops
   b.  nested control structures
   c.  exiting a control structure
17. Arrays
   a.  static arrays
   b.  dynamic arrays
18. Object Oriented Programming
   a.  Objects
       1)  properties
       2)  methods
       3)  classes
   b.  Collections
       1)  containers and documents
       2)  forms container
       3)  errors collection
       4)  default collections
19. Recordsets
   a.  opening
   b.  refreshing
   c.  moving through recordsets
   d.  counting records
   e.  looking for specific records
   f.  bookmarks
   g.  editing records in recordset
20. Queries at run-time
   a.  drill down forms
   b.  SQL
21. Displaying selected records at run-time
22. Working with external data
23. Error handling
   a.  planning for errors
   b.  types of errors
   c.  VBA errors
   d.  form and report errors
   e.  DAO errors
24. Debugging
   a.  program execution
   b.  the debug window
25. Data access in a multi-user environment
   a.  chaining databases
   b.  attachment managers
   c.  setting the default environment
   d.  locking schemes
26. Security
   a.  activating the security system
   b.  creating groups
   c.  creating users
   d.  assigning permissions
27. Managers and add-in utilities
   a.  database splitter
   b.  Ferret

Assignments:
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1.  Read 25-30 pages per week in textbook
2.  Read and complete one lab assignment per week (provided by instructor)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, In lab examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 40%
Attendance, class participation and project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Access 97 Macro & VBA Handbook", by Susann Novalis - Sybex 1997

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