DMS311 - Data Management Software

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Subject Title
Data Management Software

Subject Description
In DMS311 students will continue to improve their ability to manipulate software within the Windows environment as they learn the basic features of Microsoft Excel and Access. In Excel, students will learn how to enter, organize, manipulate, calculate, and graph data, as well as formatting techniques for effectively presenting data. Students will use formulas, functions, and explore what-if analysis tools. In Access, students will learn the basic techniques and concepts for planning and designing databases. Students will modify database structures, inputting records, and create reports and forms.

Credit Status
DMS311 is a required credit for all Office Administration students enrolled in the accelerated Health Services and Legal programs.

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

1. Create Excel worksheets to organize and present data in an effective manner.

2. Analyze data in small and large worksheets.

3. Categorize data by applying appropriate formatting techniques.

4. Filter worksheets to extract specific data.

5. Apply the basic concepts of relational database design to create a database.

6. Use database queries to effectively retrieve data to answer specific questions.

7. Design end-user components such as data entry forms and reports. 

8. Apply various techniques to import and export data.

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
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website 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.