The course introduces relational databases including their use, design, development, and programming using Microsoft Access and various database design tools. Examples are taken from a number of different subject areas. Specifically, the course:
Focuses on introductory issues of creating tables, indexes, relationships, forms, reports, queries, structured query language (SQL), importing/exporting data.
Introduces database design.
Introduces normalization and de-normalization of databases.
Emphasizes hands-on experience through classroom lectures, weekly labs/quizzes, and assignments.