MCW215 - SQL - Level I Workshop

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Subject Title
SQL - Level I Workshop

Subject Description
SQL is a standard programming language for querying and modifying data and managing databases. In this introduction to SQL, students discover how easy it is to use SQL to interact with databases through hands-on exercises and practical examples.

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. Create queries to analyze data, specifically:
a. retrieve one or more fields from one or more tables.
b. sort the data as required.
c. filter the data as required.
d. create calculated columns.
e. group and summarize data.

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.

MCW208 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Review the Relational Database Model

Basic Syntax

Retrieving Data From A Table

  • Using Select and From statements
  • Sorting using Order By and Where
  • Specifying criteria

Operators and Functions
  • Transforming data
  • Calculated columns
  • Logical structures

Summarizing and Grouping Data
  • Aggregate functions
  • Grouping
  • Specifying criteria

Joining Tables


Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.  Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion, lecture and question and answer period.  

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
SQL:Visual Quickstart Guide
ISBN 0321553577

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)
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 the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle