Tompkins Cortland Community College

CAPS131 - Introduction to Databases


An introduction to the operation and uses of a database management program. The student will learn how to create and manipulate a simple relational database using Access. Topics include creating and modifying tables, addition of and modification of data in tables, using queries to view data in one or more tables, use of forms to view and update tables, and creation of simple reports including mailing labels. Students taking this course in an online format must have access to a computer with Microsoft Access. Prerequisites: Familiarity working in a Microsoft Windows environment is recommended; ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab. for 5 weeks) Fall and spring semesters.