DBA311 - Database Software

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Subject Title
Database Software

Subject Description
In DBA311, students will continue to improve upon their ability to manipulate software within the Windows environment as they learn the basic and intermediate features of Microsoft Access. Students will learn to create a database file, plan and create the structure, input records, manipulate and revise the database file, create forms, search, query and generate reports. Students will continue to develop proficiency in intermediate level features of Microsoft Access. Topics include creating, querying, and maintaining a database; and creating reports, forms, and combo boxes using OLE fields, hyperlinks, and subforms.

Credit Status
DBA311 is a required credit for all Office Administration students enrolled in the Executive one-year diploma program.

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

  1. Create, design, and maintain a database for various business uses.
  2. Demonstrate the basic elements, objects, and navigation of an Access database.
  3. Create, design, and enhance forms using various features in Access in order to input data accurately, effectively, and efficiently into a database.
  4. Create basic and advanced queries and reports in order to output data for various business uses.
  5. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.