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Database Development for Real World Problems

Database Development for Real World Problems

Course Duration

January 11 - May 3, 2024

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Computer Science


(Students must have access to Microsoft Office 365 DESKTOP version for Windows PC or MAC which is free for students)

Have you ever wondered how businesses big and small make decisions? It often starts through intuition, but at some point, you have to study - to look at information, weigh options, chart a path and a plan, and figure out how you are going to monitor progress. This requires you to collect and analyze data. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of relational database development using Microsoft Access. Students will learn by doing. They will organize and create databases, construct and run queries, build forms and more. They will create a database of their choosing based on an idea from their school or personal life, and they will work collaboratively with their classmates on a second database based on a real-world societal issue. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that students are expected to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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