IS141 Desktop Databases (Access)


Instructor: Patrick Bailey (

Required Text: Access 2010 The Missing Manual; Matthew MacDonald, ISBN: 978-1449382377


General Description: An introduction to information processing with databases. This course introduces table structure, keys, queries, reports, forms and the relational database model. Prerequisite: Interdisciplinary 110.


Course Approach: The course will initially describe the structure of a database, followed immediately by discussions and exercises on how to use an existing database. In the later part of the course, the instructor will assign a project. In that project, the instructor will walk the students through the design process. Using the knowledge from that process, students will be required to utilize that design for implementing tables and relations, data population, creating queries and producing a report and a form.


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