John Burns


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269.488.4701 x6142

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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

Fall 2020

  • CIS175 - Database/SQL (starts Wednesday 9/9/2018)

    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

    • CRN 12288
      M/W 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM (class & lab time)
    • Blended/Web (aka Online) - synchronous
      KVCC Schedule page shows: REMOTE
    • Course textbook: Database Concepts. 8th Edition, by David M. Kroenke.
    • Schedule (draft):
    • Class Sessions (subject to change)
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Winter 2021

  • CIS150 - Programming Logic (TBD)
  • CIS175 - Database/SQL (TBD)
  • CIS275 - Advanced Database/SQL (starts TBD)

    -- Course schedule/structure depends on COVID-19 adjustments, as defined by KVCC and the State of Michigan

    -- As of Fall 2020 - I expect this course will be fully Blended/Web - synchronous

    -- Please check back around December 1st for more details

    Format: TBD

    This hands-on course will advance students' knowledge and experiences with database queries, maintenance using SQL and Oracle. Emphasis will be on advanced database design, uses and architectures along with data security, DBMS installations, business intelligence, web technologies, and data mining.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIS 175 is REQUIRED.

    Recommended: CIS 229, or CIS 237

    • CRN TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Recommended Reading/textbook:
      • Database Design for Mere Mortals (John L. Viescas, Michael J. Hernandez)
      • SQL Queries for Mere Mortals (Michael J. Hernandez)
      • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (Joel Murach)
    • Schedule: TBD
    • Class Sessions TBD
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