John Burns


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Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Texas Township Campus
6767 West O Avenue
PO Box 4070
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070

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Course Enrollment FYI

Note: Be sure to register and pay for your courses as early as possible. Many classes have a minimum paid enrollment; if this enrollment is not met, the course is cancelled.

Current or Upcoming Sessions

Summer 2023 (COVID19 Era)

  • CIS175 - Database/SQL (starts Tuesday 5/9/2023)

    3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 5
    In this course, students will learn how to design and create a database along with using SQL and Oracle to access and query data within a database along with writing programs that access and maintain databases. Included will also be an introduction of data structures, data dictionaries, data security, and database components. Discussions will include the current and future database environmental concerns.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CIS 150 is REQUIRED.

    NOTE: CIS175 prepares you for CIS275 - Advanced DataBase/SQL

    Note: this pre-req is possible to do in parallel - with instructor's permission. I have had only a few students successfully do this. How did they do it? They had prior programming experience and they were not overloaded with other commitments (e.g. classes, family, work).

    Check with your advisor.

    Email me so that we can discuss your skills.

    Save yourself from getting overextended... qualify yourself:

    • Do you have programming experience? (e.g. one or more languages building applications, already familiar with MS Access, MS SQL, and/or Oracle Express)
    • Do you have family or work commitments?
      Do you have support for the additional time to study? (e.g. figure this would add about 1/3 more study time on top of time you would dedicate to the two classes.)
    • Do you understand: pseudocode, flowcharting, and concepts such as data types, looping, functions, naming variables

    • CRN 30149
      T/R 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (class & lab time)
    • Blended/Web (aka Online) - synchronous
      KVCC Schedule page shows: REMOTE ZOOM
    • Course textbook: Database Concepts. 9th Edition, by David M. Kroenke.
    • Schedule:
      • See CANVAS, for your semester
    • Class Sessions (subject to change)
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