Oracle and SQL (CIS150)

Professor: Priscilla Grocer

Website: www.pgrocer.net
Office: K-112
Phone: 508-678-2811 ext 2403
Email: Priscilla.Grocer@bristolcc.edu Check with me about other email address to use for homework.

Course Description (from catalog):

This course is an introduction to the Oracle database. The student will learn to work with Oracle and the structured query language SQL as they design, manipulate and access the database. In addition, the concepts and design of relational databases will be analyzed and implemented.

Course Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to teach the student to work with Oracle both in the development of the database and the use of SQL and PL/SQL. Students who successfully complete Oracle and SQL will be able to:


Text:
There are two texts that I have used and found helpful. I would recommend that you consider getting one of them. These are simply recommendations, not requirements.
Oracle9i: SQL with an Introduction to PL/SQL
Lannes L Morris-Murphy
Course Technology
Oracle Database 11g SQL
Jason Price
Oracle Press
You can choose to download Oracle for use on your computer or use the school's version. We are using Oracle 11g.

Material to be Covered: The order in the syllabus does not necessary reflect the order that will used in the course. Please use the weekly schedule sheet to follow the assigned topics.

  1. Introduction/concepts
    1. Relational database
    2. Normalization
    3. Entity Relationship model
    4. Object orientation
    5. Introduction to Oracle
    6. Introduction to SQL
    1. SQL statements in Oracle
      1. Basic SQL statements
        1. Selecting
        2. Arithmetic expressions
        3. Concatenating
      2. Introduction to SQL
      3. Limiting and Sorting data
      4. Functions
      5. Using multiple tables
      6. Grouping functions
      7. Simple subqueries
      8. Multiple column subqueries
    1. Additional features
      1. Output
      2. Updating - add, changes and deletions
      3. Manipulating data
      4. Creating and maintaining tables
      5. Keys
      6. Views
      7. Database objects and indexing
    1. More advanced features of Oracle and SQL
      1. Controlling access
      2. PL/SQL structure
      3. Variables
      4. Writing executable code
      5. SQL and PL/SQL
      6. Control structures
        1. If
        2. For loop
        3. While loop
      7. Composite data types
      8. Working with cursors
      9. Processing with multiple cursors
      10. Exceptions
      11. Procedures and functions
      12. Triggers


    Requirements:

    Requirements and Grading:
    The student will be expected to complete all assigned work. In addition there will be a final exam. A schedule of assignments, projects, exams, quizzes etc. will be posted on the Web site. Students should check on a regular basis.

    Grading:

    Your committment: For each hour in class, you should plan to put in 2 to 3 hours outside of class so you need to recognize that committment and include it in your planning.
    Below there is a TENATIVE schedule of homework based on previous semesters that will give you an idea of what you need to accomplish to be successful in the class. You are also required to read the chapters in the book and do outside research as assigned.

    Week #1 Introduction Oracle assignment        Week #2 Second Oracle assignment, quiz
    Week #3 Oracle quiz, function assignment        Week #4 Oracle quiz, multiple tables and subqueries
    Week #5 subquiz        Week #6 Views and reports in Oracle
    Week #7 Oracle keys assignment        Week #8 Oracle PL/SQL Intro quiz, PL/SQL decision assignment
    Week #9 Loop assignment, quiz        Week #10 scripts and programs in PL/SQL
    Week #11 PL/SQL problems to write and execute        Week #12 Procedure, function assignment
    Week #13 Trigger assignment        Week #14 Wrapup
    Week #15 Prepare for final        Final Final exam and status sheet required

    It is very important that you let me know if you are having problems so we can work out a plan. I set up help sessions you can attend every week and I also am available for help via email. Please take advantage of my availability and don't let yourself get behind! I truly want to see you succeed!

    Evaluation:

    Assignments, programs and exams are graded using either number grades or letter grades based on the following (A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=below 60). The student's grade for the course will use the same scale and will be based on the percentages explained in the grading section. Plus and minus grades will be given.
    Many of the assignments in this class are open ended - the grading will be based on how well the project demonstrates mastery of the material. Students who do a minimum of work will be graded accordingly. Assignments are only accepted if they are credible work and meet the minimum requirements and standards for that assignment. Assignments that are not accepted can be resubmitted. Resubmission is allowed on graded assignments, with permission of the instructor. You cannot earn an A+ on an assignment that is resubmitted. The instructor will only accept, without penalty, resubmissions on credible work. Resubmissions must be done within a week to avoid additional penalties for late assignments.
    Note: To achieve an A+, on open-ended assignments, students must have done sufficient extra work in development or implementation tot make the assignment standout. In doing assignments, students must do their own work. Relying too heavily on my examples or working too closely with someone else will be penalized.
    Assignments are due the week after they are assigned. Late assignments will be penalized. The 10% of the grade that deals with responsibility and involvement will loose points from late assignments. For purposes of this class, the week will end at midnight on Thursday.

    Attendance: Attendance is based on email communication. Students must report their status once a week. This report can be combined with the submission of an assignment.

    Methodology:

    This course is offered as an in class course or as a Distance Learning, course or as a course where the student can put together there own combination of in class and online participation. For in-class students, it is a combination of lectures and interactive projects with supplementary information available on the Web. Web based students will be relying on the information at the Web site for the information being presented in class with interaction through a variety of online techniques. Web based students are invited to attend class at any time if they feel that hearing a lecture would be valuable. Lectures are recorded and put online and Smartboard notes are captured and put on line. All students should read the assigned notes, study the presentations available and avail themselves of other resources at the web site in mastering the course material. In addition, students will be working independently on projects designed to give them additional computer skills and practical experience in analyzing and solving problems. When appropriate, exercises and problem solving techniques are used. This syllabus is not to be construed as a contract in any way, shape, manner or form. This syllabus contains a suggested course outline and will be generally followed, subject to change according to the instructor's discretion and needs. Academic flexibility is important!

    Bristol Community College Withdrawal Policy:
    Students are responsible for withdrawing officially if they stop attending any or all classes. Faculty no longer have the ability to withdraw a student from a class. A grade of "F" will be assigned to any student who stops attending a course but does not officially withdraw. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before making any changes to their schedule. Withdrawals effect Satisfactory Academic Progress and can place the student at risk for academic probation or dismissal. Students who use financial aid and who subsequently withdraw may be required to return some or all funds received. Withdrawals are accepted until the tenth week of classes. Students may withdraw online in accessBCC, in person at any Enrollment Center, or via their college email to enrollmentservices@bristolcc.edu. Email requests must come from the student's BCC college email address and must include the student's name, BCC student ID number, and course information (CRN, course and section number). Email from non-college accounts will not be accepted. If a student officially withdraws after the third week of classes, there will be no tuition or college fee refunds. For more information, see the College Catalog at: http://bristolcc.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2017-2018/Catalog/Academic-Information/Withdrawal-Policy-and-Procedure. Students with questions should contact Enrollment Services via any of the methods mentioned above or at 774-357-2590.

    Interaction Plan:
    This is an asynchronous course with synchronous components if you decide to attend classes. Communication includes email , blog, IM including voice, and online office hours and help sessions. Other methods of online communications may also be used. In addition open lab help session are scheduled and students may request in person meetings. Students must communicate with the instructor at least once a week via email and must turn in homework and participate in online communication to be successful.