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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Microsoft Access for Business

Students learn how to use Microsoft Access, the industry standard tool for database creation in a business environment. This comprehensive course includes fundamentals, such as relational database design theory, tables, queries, reports, and forms, as well as more advanced features, such as complex validation rules, action queries, report controls, form automation, database customization, and data integration tools. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft Certification Exam.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 131
Section Number: 1923
Units: 3
Instructor: Loughrey,Elaine

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: Oceanside Campus - Room 4606
Office hours: TBA
Phone: 760-757-2121 ext. 6808
Instructor notes: This course is a late-start, fully online class which uses Blackboard as the course management system. All enrolled students will receive an email from the instructor one week prior to the class start date which will explain class policies and how to use Blackboard, however students will not be able to log in to the class prior to the course start date. Please verify that the email address listed for your SURF account is the email account you intend to use for the class.

Textbook information may be found at
Since this is a late start class, it is in your best interest to order the book ahead of time to avoid delays in getting started with the course.

Please note that this class uses Microsoft Access on Windows based computers. If you do not have a Windows machine, you will need to use the computers available on campus or download a Virtual Machine environment to use online at home. Instructions on how to do this will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

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