APPL70053
Access, Introduction
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Database - Introductory, Geographic Information Systems, IT Operations, Microsoft Office Applications
Program Coordinator(s): Gregory Golding
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20180122_02
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version. The online version is a web-based course offered entirely online through Sheridan and hosted by Sheridan College. Students taking this course will need reliable access to the internet, and should have a basic level of Microsoft Window's environment, knowledge of keyboarding, a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self-discipline to study online. Students can expect to spend an additional three hours per week for online activities such as tutorials and projects. In addition, students need to have access to minimum hardware and operating system requirements in order to utilize online training, exams, projects and to complete tests.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Learn how to create and maintain a relational database using Microsoft Access. Design and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Define and create relationships. Apply formatting techniques to enhance the appearance of forms and reports. Sort, filter and link data. Import and export data.

Program Context

 
Database - Introductory Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is a required course in the Database - Introductory Recognition of Achievement Program, offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Geographic Information Systems Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is a required course in the Geographic Information Systems Recognition of Achievement Program, offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

IT Operations Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is a required course in the IT Operations Certificate Program, offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Microsoft Office Applications Program Coordinator(s): Gregory Golding
This course is a required course in the Microsoft Office Applications Sheridan Certificate Program, offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to prepare a database with tables, queries, forms and reports.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Define the basic to intermediate features and functionality of a database management system.
  2. Identify the basic structure and components of a database management system.
  3. Demonstrate the skills required to create, format, modify and save databases with related tables, forms, queries and reports using design view and wizards.
  4. Design and add records to tables with various properties.
  5. Determine and create relationships between database tables.
  6. Create Custom Forms and Subforms with advanced field properties.
  7. Demonstrate how to backup, compact and repair a database.
  8. Apply formatting features such as fonts, colours, graphic images, headers, footers, objects and controls.
  9. Demonstrate the skills required to organize, enter, sort, filter, calculate, link, merge, import and export data.
  10. Apply effective file management skills when creating folders, and copying, moving, deleting and renaming files.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Training (14 Total)28.0%
 Exams (14 Total)28.0%
 Projects (14 Total)44.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students are encouraged to complete all online work for assessment and preparation for the tests. SAM 2016 Online Training Tutorials: Online training tutorials are marked. There are an unlimited number of attempts permitted for each training tutorial. SAM 2016 Online Exams: Online Exams are based on skills learned and practised in the Online Training Tutorials. If a student does not complete an online exam, they will receive a mark of zero. The actual score for each online exam is recorded. SAM 2016 Projects: Projects are completed in the application software and submitted through SAM 2016. Projects summarize each section's skills learned. Projects are due as per the assignment schedule. A student's actual score on the assignment will be recorded. In situations where a student knows, in advance, that s/he will not be able to submit by the scheduled due date, the student must contact the instructor, in writing, prior to the scheduled due date providing an explanation, and a request to submit the project on an alternate date. In these situations, the project must be submitted in advance of the scheduled due date. All training/exams/projects must be completed as individual efforts unless the instructor states otherwise in writing.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Training (14 Total)28.0%
 Exams (14 Total)28.0%
 Projects (14 Total)44.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students are encouraged to complete all online work for assessment and preparation for the tests. SAM 2016 Online Training Tutorials: Online training tutorials are marked. There are an unlimited number of attempts permitted for each training tutorial. SAM 2016 Online Exams: Online Exams are based on skills learned and practised in the Online Training Tutorials. If a student does not complete an online exam, they will receive a mark of zero. The actual score for each online exam is recorded. SAM 2016 Projects: Projects are completed in the application software and submitted through SAM 2016. Projects summarize each section's skills learned. Projects are due as per the assignment schedule. A student's actual score on the assignment will be recorded. In situations where a student knows, in advance, that s/he will not be able to submit by the scheduled due date, the student must contact the instructor, in writing, prior to the scheduled due date providing an explanation, and a request to submit the project on an alternate date. In these situations, the project must be submitted in advance of the scheduled due date. All training/exams/projects must be completed as individual efforts unless the instructor states otherwise in writing.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Information Management - Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  N/A

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors Continuing & Professional Studies Students
Online Multiple Professors Continuing & Professional Studies Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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