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COMP 1630 - Relational Database Design and SQL

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This intensive, hands-on course is the prerequisite for all advanced database courses in BCIT Computing programs. COMP 1630 is equivalent to the Full-time CST and CIT Diploma database courses and provides an introduction to relational database design concepts and industry standards. Students learn the tools and processes for data modeling in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) in a Windows PC lab environment. They also focus on the Structured Query Language, SQL to define and manipulate data. Topics include functional dependencies, normalization, database design methodologies, entity relationship modeling and the use of UML as a diagramming notation. Advanced topics include: an introduction to SQL, DDL- data definition language and DML- data manipulation language, views, security, transaction management, triggers and stored procedures. Current trends in database such as replication, object-relational DBMS, data warehousing, OLAP- online analytical processing and database uses web technology are discussed. Students in COMP 1630 are required to attend one face to face meeting each week, participate in group work, and an online component, plus complete reading and assignments outside of class. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to design and implement a database application and be prepared to move on to higher level database courses including: Data Warehouse, Data Quality, MySQL, MS Business Intelligence, MS SQL Server and Oracle.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of a Windows PC and file management.

Credits

5.0

Cost

$637.00 - $651.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2016

Below are six offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.

CRN 59004

Tue Apr 12 - Tue Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 370
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Online

Instructor

Mark Bacchus

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 57600

Wed Apr 13 - Wed Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 106
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Pauline Panek

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 57596

Mon Apr 18 - Mon Jul 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 18 - Jul 11 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 104
Apr 18 - Jul 11 Online

Instructor

Pauline Panek

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8 - 10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. No class May 23 (Victoria Day).

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 59125

Wed Apr 20 - Wed Jul 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jul 13 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 370
Apr 20 - Jul 13 Online

Instructor

Benjamin Yu

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. No class May 25.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 57598

Sat Apr 23 - Sat Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 106
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Online

Instructor

Frank Wegener

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, home work and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. No class May 21 (Victoria Day) or July 2 (Canada Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 57599

Tue May 24 - Thu Jun 30 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 24 - Jun 30 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 104
May 24 - Jun 30 Online

Instructor

Frank Wegener

Course Outline

Cost

$637.00

Notes

  1. This course consists of two face to face meetings per week plus an additional 4 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 10+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 16-20 hours each week. This is a 6-week course that covers the same material as the 12-week course. Attendance and group work are mandatory. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Fall 2016

Below are six offerings of this course for the Fall 2016 term.

CRN 35596

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 104
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. No class October 10 (Thanksgiving).

CRN 39495

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 389
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. No class October 10 (Thanksgiving).

CRN 36076

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 370
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

CRN 35046

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 104
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

CRN 35597

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 389
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online.

CRN 35047

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 10 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 106
Sep 17 - Dec 10 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$651.00

Notes

  1. This class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hours per week as an online class component. Reading, homework and assignments may require 5+ hours per week outside of class. The typical total commitment for this course is 8-10 hours each week. Course is 60 hours - 36 in class and 24 online. o No class October 8 (Thanksgiving). Class will meet November 12 (Remembrance Day).

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the database approach, its environment, and database application life cycle.
  • Explain the functions and characteristics of the relational model.
  • Describe and work through the normalization process.
  • Apply UML techniques of database design including:
    • Enhanced entity-relationship modeling using UML
    • Functional dependencies
    • Derivation of relations schema from EER model.
  • Apply database design process to implement a database application.
  • Describe security issues and data protection techniques in a database environment.
  • Explain the use of databases in data warehousing and OLAP.
  • Use SQL - DDL to implement a relational database.
  • Use SQL for data manipulation such as the basic Select statement.
  • Use SQL for advanced manipulation such as Group BY, Having, Correlated subqueries.
  • Create stored procedures and triggers.
  • Discuss techniques for transaction management and concurrency control.

Related Programs

COMP 1630 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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  3. Agile Development
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  4. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  5. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  6. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  7. Applied Web Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  8. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2016

Books for Spring/Summer 2016 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Database Systems W/ Pac Coursemate
Author Coronel
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30542-595-8
Price $189.95
Choose One

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Database Systems W/ Pac Coursemate
Author Coronel
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30542-595-8
Price $189.95
Choose One

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Ebook Database Systems Digital Option (180 Days)
Author Coronel
Copyright 2015
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-30532-323-0
Price $143.50
Choose One

Fall 2016

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2016 offerings of this course.

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