SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 4:22:24 PMCS 63.11 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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, and reports.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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, and reports.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1.  Design normalized tables.
2.  Construct queries that provide access to meaningful subsets of table data.
3.  Construct queries that summarize table data.
4.  Develop forms for use as a user interface.
5.  Create reports that display and summarize table data.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Design and create tables.
2.  Filter, sort, and search for data from tables and forms.
3.  Given a written set of criteria, select the appropriate query type, create a query, and successfully manipulate table data.
4.  Produce a custom form with detail, header, and footer sections.
5.  Produce a custom report with a detail section as well as page and group headers and footers.
6.  Create expressions to produce calculated fields.
7.  Compare and contrast flat file and relational databases.
8.  Distinguish between the inner and the two outer joins, examine the data requirements and apply the appropriate join.
9.  Analyze a written description of a desired data subset and create a query, applying appropriate comparison and logical operators.
10. Distinguish between one to one, one to many, and many to many relationships in database design and implement the relationships between the database tables.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to database concepts
   a. Flat file database vs. relational database
   b. Defining relationships
       1) One to many
       2) One to one
       3) Many to many
       4) The relationship window
   c. Organizing data
       1) Records
       2) Fields
       3) Key fields
       4) Tables
2. Access objects
    a. Tables
   b. Queries
   c. Forms
   d. Reports
3. Defining the structure of a table
   a. Field name and its characteristics
   b. Data types
   c. Field properties
   d. Specifying a key field
4. Maintaining a database table
   a. Deleting a field
   b. Moving a field
   c. Adding a field
   d. Changing field properties
   e. Copying records from another database
   f.  Deleting records
   g. Changing records
5. Queries
   a. Simple queries with comparison operators
   b. Using logical operators
       1) The OR operator
       2) The AND operator
   c. Special operators
       1) IN operator
       2) LIKE operator
   d. Relating tables in the query window
6. More advanced queries
   a. Using both AND and OR in the same query
   b. Calculated fields
   c. Aggregate functions
   d. Group by
   e. Action queries
       1) Update
       2) Append
       3) Delete
       4) Make table
   f.  Top and bottom value queries
   g. Cross tab queries
7. Forms
   a. Automatic forms created by Access
   b. Using the form wizard
   c. Creating forms with the design window
       1) Adding controls
       2) Moving, sizing and deleting controls
       3) Formatting controls
   d. The different form sections and their functions
   e. Main forms with subforms
    f.  Filtering forms
       1) Filter by form
       2) Filter by selection
       3) Saving a filter as a query
       4) Applying a filter saved as a query
8. Reports
   a. Automatic reports created by Access
   b. Using the report wizard
   c. Creating reports with the design window
       1) Adding controls
       2) Moving, sizing and deleting controls
       3) Formatting controls
   d. The different report sections and their functions
   e. Main reports with subreports
    f.  Adding controls from Access
       1) Date
       2) Page number
   g. Sorting and grouping in a report
9. Overview of macros

Assignments:
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1.  Hands-on quizzes
2.  Performance exams on computer
3.  Read 20-30 pages per week
4.  Answer end-of-chapter questions
5.  Computer tutorial labs
6.  Case studies done on the computer
7.  Project incorporating database design creating tables with appropriate relationships including effective queries, reports, and forms
8.  Two or three tests

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 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
70 - 75%
Homework problems (end-of-chapter questions), case studies, project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Performance exams, tutorial labs
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Tests: multiple choice, true false, matching, or completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks:
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New Perspectives: Microsoft Access 2013 Comprehensive, by Adamski and Finnegan.  Course Technology, 2013.

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