CURRICULAR GUIDE

Microcomp Database Specialist
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0922  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

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.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 114    Programming Logic                                                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 136    SQL: Structured Query Language                                   2
CISB 143    ORACLE Database for Business                                     2
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 251    Database Design                                                  4
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 20-22 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 3)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Writing                                                3-4 Credits
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

CHOICE 3:   Global Perspectives                                      3 Credits
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
OADM 275    Diversity in Business                                            3

CHOICE 4:   Computer Speciality Area (See Note 4)                    9 Credits
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CABS 234    Programming Microsoft Access                                     3
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3
CISB 104    Introduction to DOS                                              1
CISB 203    Developing Pages for the Web                                     3
CISB 204    Commercial Internet Site Mgmt                                    3
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 235    Microcomputer Hardware Support                                   3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3
CISB 253    WWW Interactive Programming                                      4

CHOICE 5:   Computer Related                                       2-3 Credits
CISB 245    Programming Internship                                           3
CISB 247    Microcomputer Project                                            2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

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.    Other CABS or CISB-prefix courses may be approved for Choice 4 by a
      Computer Information Systems Academic Program advisor.
5.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0 grade in all

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          CISB 119          CISB 122
CISB 100          CISB 130          CISB 200          CISB 251
CISB 114          CISB 133          CISB 230          CISB 260
CISB 136          CISB 143          CISB 250          Lim.Ch.4
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.5
Lim.Ch.2                            Lim.Ch.4