ICS 113: Database Fundamentals (3 credits)

Course Description

This course examines file organization and the use of computer databases. It also examines the handling of information through its organization, management and control. A substantial part of the course develops an understanding of the data processing building blocks: files, records and fields. Techniques to report and maintain data are also covered. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Placement in MATH 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 82 or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Show conversion of computer files into a database system by creating a simple database.
  • Compare a relational database to a flat database.
  • Dissect a database into tables, records, fields, keys, views and relationships.
  • Demonstrate the normalization process.
  • Find records using Structured Query Language (SQL) in a database.
  • Create reports with specific records.

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