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PTI305: Database Software App (2011-2012)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Database Software Applications
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: PTI305
TYPE: GC,GV
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks

About the Program:
Database Software Applications prepares students for careers in business. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals using database software as well as pre-employment and employment skills.

Major Concepts/Content: Database Software Applications provides students with the opportunity to develop professional level skills in database management. Skills include structuring a database, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, managing and maintaining databases.

Major Instructional Activities: Instruction will be provided in a lab utilizing individualized instruction and electronic learning services. Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to take an exam for database certification.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Assessment will be accomplished by checking student work in progress to ensure that each student adheres to the timelines throughout the course and that the assignments are successfully completed. In addition, objective and problem-solving tests, projects and other means deemed appropriate by the facilitator will be used.

Competencies:
PTI305 Database Software Apps Course Description
PTI305 Database Software Apps Student Competency Record

Essential Software: The focus of this course will be the use of Microsoft Access to produce a variety of databases, tables and forms.

Course Notes: For Certification and Credit-computer or careers. May be taken as an 18 week course for half-credit, or 36 for full credit.

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Business, Management and Administration | Administration & Information Support | Recommended
Business, Management and Administration | Business Financial Management and Accounting | Recommended
Business, Management and Administration | Management | Recommended