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CSIT 213: Database Management


Course Title

CSIT213: Database Management

Course Description

A course emphasizing the concepts and structure necessary to design and implement database management systems. Hierarchical, network, and relational models will be evaluated. The student will design and implement a project using a modern relational database package, report generator, and SQL. Open lab time required.


Prerequisites: CSIT 165 – Programming I

Corequisites: None

Required Text and Other Materials

Database Systems: Design, Implementation, & Management, 13th edition Text ISBN: 9781337627900

MindTap only ISBN: 9781337627931

*The cost of this text is included in the tuition and fees for this course.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the characteristics of business databases and the features of database management systems.
    2. Understand the importance of nonprocedural access for software productivity.
    3. Appreciate the advances in database technology and the contribution of database technology to modern society.
    4. Perceive career opportunities related to database application development and database administration.
    5. Recognize relational database terminology.
    6. Understand the meaning of the integrity rules for relational databases.
    7. Understand the impact of referenced rows on maintaining relational databases.
    8. Understand the meaning of each relational algebra operator.
    9. List tables that must be combined to obtain desired results for simple retrieval requests.
    10. Develop SQL queries to retrieve information from relational databases.
    11. Write SQL SELECT statements for queries involving restriction, protection, join, and summarization operators.
    12. Understand the meaning of grouping queries using the conceptual evaluation process.
    13. Write English descriptions to document SQL statements.
    14. Write INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements to change the contents of a database.
    15. List the goals of database development.
    16. Describe the roles of databases in an information system.
    17. List functions typically provided by CASE tools for database development.
    18. Know the symbols and vocabulary of the Crow’s Foot notation for entity relationship diagrams.
    19. Use the cardinality symbols to represent 1-1, 1-M, and M-N relationships.
    20. Use generalization hierarchies to represent similar entity types.
    21. Detect notational errors in an entity relationship diagram.
    22. Convert an ERD to a table design using conversion rules.
    23. Identify modification anomalies in tables with excessive redundancies.
    24. Define functional dependencies among columns of a table.
    25. Apply normalization techniques to entities and tables.
    26. Understand the need for normalization and determine the correct form based on application requirements.
    27. Appreciate the usefulness and limitations of normalization.

General Education Goals

    • Communication – Written and Oral
    • Technological Competency/Info Literacy
    • Independent/Critical Thinking

Course Outline

    • Module 1: Introduction to Database Management Systems Part I
    • Module 2: Introduction to Database Management Systems Part II
    • Module 3: Introduction to Data Models
    • Module 4: Relational Database Models Part I
    • Module 5: Relational Database Models Part II
    • Module 6: Entity Relationship (ER) Modeling Part I
    • Module 7: Entity Relationship (ER) Modeling Part II
    • Module 8: Advanced Data Modeling
    • Module 9: Mid-Term Exam
    • Module 10: Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) Part I
    • Module 11: Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) Part II
    • Module 12: Database Tables and Normalization Part I
    • Module 13: Database Tables and Normalization Part II
    • Module 14: Final Project Part I

Evaluation of Student


Individual Value



11 Discussions

100 points, 1.27%

1200 points


12 Assignments

100 points, 1.66%

1200 points


12 Quizzes

100 points, 1.66%

1200 points


Mid-Term Exam

100 points

100 points


Final Project Part I

100 points

100 points


Final Project Part II

100 points

100 points


Readiness Activities

100 points


Grading Scale


Quality Points

Point Range









Very Good








Above Average








Below Average



59 & below





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Plagiarism means taking words or ideas from a source without documenting them.

Any words (even one or two) taken from a source and included in your own work need to be in quotation marks and documented. There may exceptions to this (common knowledge), but when in doubt, use quotation marks and document or check with your instructor


When you get an idea from source, be it from an article, lecture, person, etc., it must be documented – even if you put it in your own words (and if you use the same words, they must be in quotation marks)


The person, book, article from which you obtained information Documenting

Following a particular documentation/citation style such as MLA or APA to let the reader know where you acquired your information

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Plagiarism may be accidental or blatant and there is even self-plagiarism. Students are held to the same standards whether or not they knew they were plagiarizing or whether or not they were plagiarizing themselves or someone else.

Unintended Plagiarism

It is the student's obligation to be certain that he or she comprehend the difference between quoting and paraphrasing, The student must also be sure to properly cite any and all material he or she is using from another source.


Deliberate plagiarism is knowingly presenting material in the course as your own. This type of academic dishonesty is not limited only to papers, but can be in discussion boards, exams, quizzes, e-mails, presentations, or any other work created for the course. This includes turning in borrowed or bought research papers as one's own.


Submitting a whole or portions of a paper that was previously used in any other capacity is plagiarism even if the student is the author of the original paper. Be certain that your work is not only original for each assignment, but also created specifically for the course you are submitting it to. “Recycling” your old papers is plagiarism.

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Ocean County College defines civility primarily as the demonstration of respect for others, basic courtesy, reciprocity (treating others as we wish to be treated), and behaviors that create a positive environment in which to learn and to work.

The Trustees of the College and the College Administration set the tone for civil behavior through their professional conduct and through their leadership of the institution. All members of the college community create a positive environment characterized by considerate and principled conduct.

While no civility statement can guarantee considerate and principled conduct, the values set forth herewith represent institutional ideals and should serve as guide post:

    1. Respect for the work of all persons.
    2. Courteous discourse (oral, verbal, non-verbal, and electronic).
    3. Honest interactions and utterances.
    4. Fair and just treatment.
    5. Integrity and keeping promises.
    6. Commitment to the community college philosophy: Access, transfer, career preparation, workforce development, partnering, and community outreach. See our Mission/Vision page.
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    10. Tolerance of differing points of view.
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    12. A culture of honor that enhances our student’s ethical and moral development and clearly communicates and consistently adheres to the definitions of and sanctions for academic dishonesty.

These ideals are consistently modeled by those in leadership positions-in the administration, staff, faculty, and student body-and should provide direction for all members of the college community.

Campus Resources and Services

Tutoring is available online accessible from your course menu. You will have an initial two-hour block of time in which you can always add more. Additional resources available to you are the OCC Counseling Center, and Library.

Statement of Accommodation

If there is any student in this class who has special needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities, please feel free to discuss this with your professor or a staff member in the Center for Student Success at 732-255-0456.

Reasonable academic adjustments (also known as classroom and testing accommodations) are those changes that will minimize or eliminate the impact of a disability and allow equal access to information presented. In a collaborative process, the DS staff and the student will develop an ADA/504 Accommodation Plan for reasonable and appropriate accommodations that are supported by the documentation of disability provided by the student.

Examples of some academic accommodations are:

    • Extended testing time
    • Recording of class lectures
    • Sign language interpreters for the deaf
    • Note takers and/or readers
    • Adaptive software

For more information and how to apply for an Accommodation, please visit the Accomodations page.

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Important Notes

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, which became effective November 19, 1974 sets out requirements designed to protect the privacy of students.

Specifically, the stature governs (1) access to records, and (2) the release of such records. OCC’s Student Privacy Policy

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