CURRICULUM GUIDE

Microcomp Database Specialist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0922  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

As the Information Age matures, decisions at all levels of an organization are
based upon relevant information. Organizations seek specialists who can plan for
and accomplish the acquisition and retrieval of needed information. These
specialists must be able to determine information requirements of users; use
technology systems and processes to devise means through which to gather and sort
needed information; and implement effective solutions for reporting necessary
information using industry-standard database tools. Even in large organizations,
these solutions frequently involve the use of microcomputers to create the
required input screens or output reports. Data for these systems can come from
a networked and/or stand-alone environment. Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic
advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Information Technology and Office Systems Department, Old Central
Building, Room 137, telephone number (517) 483-1546.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 60 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        3
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CABS 234    Programming Microsoft Access                                     3
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 122    Adv Windows Prog Visual BASIC                                    3
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 137    Introduction to Oracle: SQL                                      3
CISB 138    Oracle PL/SQL Program Units                                      3
CISB 147    Oracle Build Internet Apps I                                     3
CISB 148    Oracle Build Internet Apps II                                    3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 251    Database Design                                                  4
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4
ISCI 131    Integrated Science - Physical                                    4
MATH 119    Investigations with Math                                         3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 6-7 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Communication                                            3 Credits
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3

CHOICE 3:   Writing                                                3-4 Credits
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students must complete one course from CHOICE 2 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students must complete one course from CHOICE 3 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
4.    For graduation, a student must earn a minimum 2.0 grade in all courses.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CABS 133          CABS 232          CABS 234          CISB 148
CISB 100          CISB 119          CISB 122          CISB 251
CISB 137          CISB 130          CISB 147          CISB 260
OADM 275          CISB 133          CISB 250          ISCI 131
Lim.Ch.2          CISB 138          MATH 119          Lim.Ch.3
                  CISB 200