MCW207 - Microsoft Access

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Last revision date 2017-10-30 12:46:30.473
Last review date 2017-10-30 12:46:30.474


Subject Title
Microsoft Access

Subject Description
This subject introduces participants to relational database concepts using Access. Design and create a database with Access tables and set field properties to customize your database. Work with queries to select data and create forms and reports to aid in data entry and professional printouts.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

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

1. Examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access environment.
2. Design a simple database.
3. Build a new database with related tables.
4. Manage data in a table.
5. Query a database using different methods.
6. Design forms.
7. Generate reports.

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 http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.

Prerequisite(s)
MCT100 or equivalent experience. 

Topic Outline

Lesson 1: Exploring the Microsoft Office Access Environment

  • Topic 1A: Examine Database Concepts
  • Topic 1B: Explore the User Interface
  • Topic 1C: Use an Existing Access Database
  • Topic 1D: Customize the Access Environment
  • Topic 1E: Obtain Help

Lesson 2: Designing a Database 
  • Topic 2A: Describe the Relational Database Design Process
  • Topic 2B: Define Database Purpose
  • Topic 2C: Review Existing Data
  • Topic 2D: Determine Fields
  • Topic 2E: Group Fields into Tables
  • Topic 2F: Normalize Data
  • Topic 2G: Designate Primary and Foreign Keys
  • Topic 2H: Determine Table Relationships

Lesson 3: Building a Database
  • Topic 3A: Create a New Database
  • Topic 3B: Create a Table
  • Topic 3C: Manage Tables
  • Topic 3D: Create a Table Relationship
  • Topic 3E: Save a Database as a Previous Version

Lesson 4: Managing Data in a Table
  • Topic 4A: Modify Table Data
  • Topic 4B: Sort Records
  • Topic 4C: Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 5: Querying a Database
  • Topic 5A: Filter Records
  • Topic 5B: Create a Query
  • Topic 5C: Add Criteria to a Query
  • Topic 5D: Add a Calculated Field to a Query
  • Topic 5E: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

Lesson 6: Designing Forms
  • Topic 6A: View Data Using an Access Form
  • Topic 6B: Create a Form
  • Topic 6C: Modify the Design of a Form

Lesson 7: Generating Reports
  • Topic 7A: View an Access Repor
  • Topic 7B: Create a Report
  • Topic 7C: Add a Custom Calculated Field to a Report
  • Topic 7D: Format the Controls in a Report
  • Topic 7E: Apply an AutoFormat Style to a Report
  • Topic 7F: Prepare a Report for Print      

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 - Level I + Data CD

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

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)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) 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 the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Robin Richardson