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Course Description

Computer Information Systems - CIS 225

Database Management Systems (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course covers a popular relational database, Microsoft Access, in depth. Emphasis is on creating, editing, sorting, linking and querying databases. Forms, switchboards and custom reports will be created. Advanced topics include designing and creating a complete application system, as well as programming in SQL. Emphasis will also be on understanding the concepts behind database management system design to prepare students to be both users and developers.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate database skills learned with hands-on assignments.
  • Apply the concepts of database design by completing realistic case studies.
  • Explore the capabilities of Access using the online help facility and other materials.
  • Use Access Wizards such as Lookup Wizard, Form and Report Wizards, Control Wizards, etc.
  • Create queries including query calculations, parameter queries, crosstab queries, action queries, top value queries, compound criteria and view SQL query statements.
  • Maintain a database.
  • Interface with other applications to Access.
  • Create forms and reports.
  • Design a switchboard with multiple pages as a graphical user interface using macros.
  • Administer a database system.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 225142739Database ManagementOnline3Towner M$12.009/31/0Open 
 225142824Database Management 3Lee C$52.006/24/0OpenT  02:00 PM-04:52 PM AS610

Winter; 2019; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 225112759Database ManagementOnline3Towner M$12.0031/31/0Open