MIC120: Syllabus

Basic Course Information

Instructor: L.J. Bothell

Email: ljbtrainings@studiobast.com

URL: http://www.studiobast.com/sb_students/MIC120/

Class Book: Microsoft Access 2013 Certification Guide, ISBN: 13: 978-1-55332-399-0. Print okay.

Classes: T&Th 1:00-2:50pm, Section 1964.01, Room BE3174.

Office Hours: By appointment only. Usually onsite up to 1/2 to 1 hour after class if needed.

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Course Description

MIC120: MS Access 2013 is a mostly face-to-face hybrid class. It is part of a sequence of business computer training classes that are designed to prepare you for continuing coursework or general computer and MS Office use. It is an introduction to MS Access 2013 and basic productivity and practices. It is moderately-paced, in-class demo-oriented, and focuses on basic database concepts, basic database tasks, and Access 2007/2010 productivity tools and workflow. It does not teach actual other database programs.

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MIC120, you will be able to:

  • Understand database concepts.
  • Recognize commonly used database terms and abbreviations.
  • Access and edit the main components of a MS Access database: tables, relationships, forms, and reports.
  • Create basic relationships and queries.
  • Build a simple MS Access database that works.
  • Understand and discuss issues and trends related to database use.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Recognize and appreciate the diversity both in the classroom and the IT field and community.
  • Practice efficient communications and interactions with each other and supervision (instructor).

Course Details

Required Text: Microsoft Access 2013 Certification Guide, ISBN: 13: 978-1-55332-399-0. Print, digital okay. This book is REQUIRED for graded assignments. The SCC bookstore could NOT order it from the vendor, so you need to get it yourself right away.

Required Materials: Minimum 2 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs (optional), 7 day/week internet/texting access, e-mail capability, student login & password, CANVAS tool, and access to MS Access 2013 for PC (school, home,library, community center, etc.). MS Access 2011 for MAC is NOT sufficient.

Presentation: Discussions, demos, hands-on tutorials, and in-class CANVAS tool assignments/quizzes in US English.

Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a sum of your class assignments, quizzes, tasks, and participation. See Class FAQ's.

Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time, and absences may result in the loss of grade points. Participation points will be deducted (20 points per absence) up to the loss of one full grade point) for unexcused absences, excessive tardiness and consistent leaving early.


  • Do a series of learning-based assignments.
  • Due dates will be on the website Class Schedule and in the CANVAS tool, and discussed/demoed in class.
  • Assignments are "due" according to the specific assignment summary pages.
  • Assignments will lose 100% the first late day, no exceptions.
  • The Final will be the creation of a basic MS Access 2013 database uploaded on Finals day.

Student Responsibilities

  • Attend all classes to get the information needed for doing the coursework.
  • Get to know the class website and tools. See Class FAQ's.
  • Make use of Access tutorials and free lessions linked on the CANVAS tool.
  • Understand/do the assignment requirements on assignment pages
  • Access, check, and use the CANVAS tool for keeping up with current grades, assignments, quizzes, etc.
  • Contact your instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail if you have a problem with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.


For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled. Check out the SCCC Tutoring Center and eTutoring.org.

ADA Confirmation

(Americans with Disabilities Act) Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, or require special arrangements in case of building evacuation should contact me at the beginning of the quarter or set up an appointment with the Disability Support Counselor in room BE 1112. Also, contact me early if you require a front-of-the-room computer so I can reserve it for you.

Assistants for students (sign-language, etc) are welcome in class. If you wish your assistant(s) to also receive emails for the class, please inform me with their email addresses - otherwise I will assume you will forward/discuss emails of note to them yourself. Also, you may need to make arrangements with your assistant(s) to assist you with interpreting any class videos, since at this time they are not produced with closed captioning.

Very Important: If there is an ADA machine in the classroom, the related keyboard is not to be unhooked. Please use another computer. Thanks!!

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