Course Number and Title: OAT 251 Access
This course covers concepts of designing and developing database skills necessary to be successful within an organization. Through project-based learning students build their technical knowledge of manipulating query data, developing forms, and reinforce problem-solving abilities through data analysis.
- Plan, design, and prepare documents. (CCC 1, 2; PGC OAT 1, 2, 3; GBT 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
- Use appropriate software for completion of projects. (CCC 2, 4; PGC OAT 1, GBT 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. (CCC 1, 2; PGC OAT 3; GBT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
- Identify content and organization of application software. (CCC 1, 2; PGC OAT PGC 1, 3; GBT PGC 1)
- Display file management skills. (CCC 1, 2, 4; PGC OAT 3; GBT 1)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Plan, design, and prepare documents.
- Create and save databases.
- Navigate databases.
- Select and edit text.
- Create fields, records, tables, and queries.
- Move and copy text, field, and records.
- Design, modify, and print forms and reports.
- Apply page numbering
- Create labels.
- Create text boxes.
- Designate data types.
- Move and resize fields.
- Create lookup columns.
- Use input masks.
- Create conditional formats.
- Prevent duplicate entries.
- Create default values.
- Define relationships.
- Use appropriate software for completion of projects.
- Integrate database with alternative data sources.
- Create queries.
- Create mailing labels.
- Create subsets of data which meet specific criteria.
- Sort data.
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Relate and devise solutions to real-world business situations.
- Use case-study scenarios to develop business databases.
- Create and modify mailing labels.
- Develop forms.
- Create and format reports.
- Identify content and organization of application software.
- Manipulate multiple applications simultaneously.
- Import and export files.
- Link multiple databases.
- Convert a database from a previous version of Access.
- Use a browser to interact with the database.
- Display file management skills.
- Create files and folders.
- Manipulate files, folders, and paths.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative: Concept Exams (14) (Equally weighted)
Formative: Pre-Check & Tutorials (Equally weighted)
Formative: Assignment Chapter Projects and Skill Checks (Equally weighted)
Summative: Unit Project Evaluations (3) (Equally weighted)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Produce the documents necessary for a functioning business office.
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient keyboarding skills.
- Integrate office-related skills to function in a professional manner within the workplace.
- Use diverse research methods and information sources to complete a variety of business documents.
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into business practice.
- Employ the various theories of management and marketing in a business.
- Apply the principles of human resource management to organizations.
- Evaluate the actions taken to acquire and retain customers.
- Measure and track financial performance of an organization.
- Analyze and apply the strategic management process to organizations.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.