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CST-421 Database Concepts

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces concepts and techniques of structuring, storing, and retrieving data.  It includes database and database table design, data normalization, and introductory SQL programming.  This is a project-based course.  Prerequisite: CST-385. [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the general concepts of database systems and relational databases in particular
  2. Explain the basics of SQL, the standard relational query languages
  3. Design and implement a simple relational database

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Assignments
  2. Exam
  3. Final Project
  4. Discussion and Participation

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.