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COMP 1370 - Microsoft Access Fundamentals

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This instructor lead, hands-on course is aimed at those with no prior database experience and covers the use of the latest Microsoft Access database program. Students acquire the skills needed to create and manage functional Access databases. They will learn how to design database systems, generate basic forms and reports, and manipulate and query data through a combination of lectures and assignments. By the end of this course, successful participants will understand the Access approach to relational database management, and will be able to apply their skills to create, manage and maintain a database management system. COMP 1370 will be offered once a year in the spring (April) term.


COMP 2362 or COMP 2364





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65904

Fri Jun 11 - Fri Jul 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 11 - Jul 23 Fri 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Kim Huie

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub ( on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on July 2.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the purpose of MS Access.
  • Understand the principals of normalization to create a functional database.
  • Create multiple tables and establish relationships between tables.
  • Add, modify and edit records in tables.
  • Create data entry forms using wizards and customize forms.
  • Create queries using the Query by Example (QBE) window.
  • Effectively use the report generator.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019

Related Programs

COMP 1370 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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