SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 3:26:32 AMCS 63.11 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 63.11Title:  MICROSOFT ACCESS  
Full Title:  Microsoft Access
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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 69.31

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to Microsoft Access emphasizing its use as a general purpose relational database management system. Topics include how to design, create, update, modify, select, and report from a database using the Access objects: tables, queries, forms, pages, and reports.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to Microsoft Access emphasizing its use as a general purpose relational database management system. Topics include database design and using the Access objects: tables, queries, forms, pages, and reports.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1995Inactive:Fall 2017
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze a written description of a situation & apply Codd's theory of
   database design to create a database in the third normal form.
2.  Identify eight data types and their uses.
3.  Filter, sort, and search for data from tables and forms.
4.  Given a written set of criteria, select the appropriate query type,
   create a query, and successfully manipulate the data tables.
5.  Produce a custom form with detail, a header, and a footer.
6.  Produce a custom report with detail as well as page and group headers
   and footers.
7.  Create expressions to produce calculated fields.
8.  Compare and contrast flat file and relational databases.
9.  Distinquish between the inner and the two outer joins, examine
   the data requirements and apply the appropriate join.
10. Analyze a written description of a desired subset of data, and create
   a query, applying appropriate conditional and logical operators.
11. Distinguish between one to one, one to many, and many to many
   relationships in database design. Explain why intermediary tables are
   required, and describe and demonstrate the steps required to
   implement a many to many relationship.
12. Analyze an existing database and create a data dictionary for that

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Database Concepts
   a.  Flat file database vs. Relational database
   b.  Relationships
       1)  One to many
       2)  One to one
       3)  Defining relationships
       4)  The relationship window
   c.  Organizing data
       1)  Records
       2)  Fields
       3)  Key fields
       4)  Tables
2.  Access
   a.  Objects
       1)  Table
       2)  Query
       3)  Form
       4)  Report
   b.  Defining the structure of a table
       1)  Field name and its characteristics
       2)  Field types
           a)  Text
           b)  Number and its sub categories
           c)  Yes no
           d)  Memo
           e)  Ole
           f)  Date/Time
           g)  Currency
           h)  Autonumber
           i)  Hyperlink
           j)  Lookup Wizard
       3)  Other field properties
           a)  Size
           b)  Caption
           c)  Decimal places
           d)  Format
           e)  Default Value
       4)  Specifying a key field
           a)  Single field
           b)  Multiple fields
   c.  Wizards
       1)  Form
       2)  Report
       3)  Query
   d.  Maintaining a database table
       1)  Deleting a field
       2)  Moving a field
       3)  Adding a field
       4)  Changing field properties
       5)  Copying records from another database
       6)  Deleting records
       7)  Changing records
   e.  Queries
       1)  Simple queries with comparison operators
       2)  Equal
       3)  Not equal
       4)  Greater than
       5)  Greater than or equal to
       6)  Less than or equal to
   f.  Using the OR operator
   g.  Using the AND operator
   h.  Relating tables in the query window
   i.  More advanced queries
       1)  Both AND and OR
       2)  Calculated fields
       3)  IN operator
       4)  LIKE operator
       5)  Aggregate functions
       6)  Group By
   j.  Action Queries
       1)  Update
       2)  Append
       3)  Delete
   k.  Cross tab query
3.  Forms
   a.  Creating forms with the design window
       1)  Adding fields
       2)  Moving fields and labels
       3)  The different bands and their functions
       4)  Main and subform forms
       5)  Adding a picture - clip, zoom and stretch
   b.  Filters with Forms
       1)  Filter by Form
       2)  Filter by Selection
       3)  Saving a filter as a query
       4)  Applying a filter that was saved as a query
4.  Reports
   a.  Auto report wizard
   b.  Wizard
   c.  Custom report from the design window
       1)  Report sections and their functions
       2)  Adding fields
       3)  Working with controls
           a)  Moving
           b)  Sizing
           c)  Aligning
           d)  OLE objects
       4)  Adding controls from Access
           a)  Date
           b)  Page number
       5)  Sorting and grouping in a report
5.  Access and the Web
   a.  Static pages
   b.  Dynamic pages
   c.  Posting reports
6.  Overview of macros

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1.  Written quizzes
2.  Hands on quizzes
3.  Performance exams on computer
4.  Read 20-30 pages per week
5.  Answer end of chapter questions
6.  Computer tutorial labs completed to instructor's specifications
7.  Case studies done on the computer meeting specifications set by
8.  Project incorporating database design where the student creates tables
   with appropriate relationships. In this project the student will also
   demonstrate their ability to create effective queries, reports, and

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%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations 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
30 - 50%
Homework problems, Project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Problem solving
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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New Perspectives: Microsoft Access 2002 Comprehensive, by Adamski
and Finnegan - Course Technology 2002

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