Introduction to Databases

This course will introduce students to relational databases, their presence in our daily lives and where they fit in an IT career. Students will first learn the basics of database environments before coming to understand how databases help us make well-informed strategic decisions. Using Structured Query Language students will create basic relational databases according to a provided specification while also learning how to write efficient queries to retrieve information for end users. The skills and knowledge from this course are fundamental prerequisites to database courses later in the student's program of study.