MCT207 - Microsoft Access

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Subject Title
Microsoft Access

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to relational database concepts. Topics covered include creating a database; adding, displaying and editing records; data queries; sorting and indexing files; creating forms and reports using built in "wizards".

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of scheduled classes receive a document confirming he/she attended this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Create and modify a database structure.
2. Add records to a database file.
3. Display, edit, print records in a database file.
4. Sort and index a database file.
5. Create reports and forms.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCT100 or equivalent experience.  

Topic Outline

Introducing Access

  • Concepts and Terms of database Theory in End User Terms
  • Analysis applied to a small project
  • Design applied to a small project

Exploring the Access Environment
  • An Introduction to Databases
  • What is Access?
  • Components of the Access User Interface
  • Looking at the Screen
  • Starting Access and Working with Databases
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Saving and Exporting Options
  • Setting Access Options

Building Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Defining Tables in Access
  • Modifying Table Fields
  • Access Table Views
  • Creating Tables in Datasheet View
  • Reusing Design Elements
  • Importing Data
  • Working in Datasheet View
  • Constraining Input
  • Table Relationships and Keys
  • Working with Related Data
  • Error/Alert Messages


Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer. 

Prescribed Texts
The following course materials will be provided:
Access 2016

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of classes to receive a document confirming he/she attended this course.

Approved by: Sharon Estok, Denis Gravelle