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2nd 8-Wk credit
2nd 8-Wk noncredit

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Saddleback College - Syllabus

CIS 405 NC NoCredit Tuition-free Version of CIMW105
Spring 1st 8 Weeks - 01/16/24 - 3/16/24; 3/25-5/22 2nd Weeks

Course Grading | Dropping Class | DSPS | Login Help | Netiquette | Online Help | Schedule | Student Outcomes | Textbook

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Spring 24
Office Hours E-Mail:email Ticket #
1st 8-Wk credit | 2nd 8 Credit
1st 8-Wk noncredit | 2nd 8wk noncredit
Class Site : Room # Optional Help in Library LRC - Canvas - School Techincal Help
Central Web-Site Time & Day

Office Hours

Webcast 1 PM Wednesday orientation details on Canvas

Course Description
Covers server-side web development using Structured Query Language (SQL) and MySQL, to create, manipulate, and query databases. Covers the fundamentals of a relational database, single table queries, multiple table queries, updating data, MySQL database administration, querying data, joins, and indexes. (Formerly CIM 205A)
Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize the fundamentals of good relational database design.
  2. Create databases.
  3. Code complex SQL queries on a database.
  4. Use SQL to create reports.
  5. Explain database administration issues
Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Create/Query: Students who complete this course will be able to create, manipulate, and query databases.
  2. Implement SQL fundamentals consisting of single table queries, sorting and updating data.
  3. Analyze Database: Students who complete the course will be able to analyze database indexes, triggers and constraints.
Optional Textbook (Required for A or B Grade - no Credit Students are not graded)

A Guide to MySQL, by Philip J. Pratt, Mary Z. Last ISBN: 1-4188-3635-4 © 2006 ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3635-1 Publish date: December 9, 2005 - DirectBooks Lots of Options, don't spend more that $30 for book, Google Books use to have it free online | Valore Books rental $15/$17 or Amazon $18 prices subject to change; used versions are often not that expensive. But, don't spend more than $25 on the book. Nota bene, Since the author has never updated this specific version of the book, it is a little old. However, a key reason for SQL's significant market penetration is they all adhere to a 1992 standard. In addition Canvas has a full set of state of the art videos, covering phpMyAdmin and all the new features for MySQL. For C grade, you don't need to buy the book, we have webcasts that cover most of chapter 1 of the textbook. In addition, all assignments in the book are built into the textbook viewgraphs.

or A Guide to SQL 7th Edition - chegg $11.99 Rental - Amazon -

  • ASIN :0619216743
  • Publisher : Course Technology; 7th edition (November 22, 2004)
  • Language :English
  • Paperback 312 pages
  • ISBN-10:9780619216740
  • ISBN-13:978-0619216740


Course Grading - Point-based not Percentage Based Grading System
- NonCredit is not Graded - but try to complete work
Course grades is taken equally from assignments and Canvas quizzes. Course has a full set of pre-book Canvas videos, which not only touches on the entire SQL/PLSQL language, but makes the book easier to read. The text-book has 6 chapters with corresponding quizzes and assignments. Academic Integrity is critical to passing this course. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. Generative AI, such as chatGP is a form of cheating, you are using another identity to complete your work. For information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's detailed description. AI and CIM site policy. All students are required to have their Saddleback E-mail forwarded to an account that they frequently use. When sending me e-mails, make sure you include MySQL or CIMW 105 in the subject line. Course Grading will be calculated from:
Final Grade is Points Based Not Percentage Based

Minimum Canvas Quiz Points*

Minimum Assignment
Minimum Total Points***
A/P Credit 257 Points 189 Points Up to and including Chapter 6 at 90%. Chapter 4-6 assignment list: p125.sql (21points), p157.sql (20), p177.sql (15), (188/209=90%)
B/P Credit 202 134 Up to and including Chapter 3, Average. Chapter 1..3 assignments: p21.sql (10), p58.sql (7) and p87.sql (10). All chapter quizzes are 20 points; Chapter 1 has two 20 point quizzes.
C/P Credit 147 108

In order to obtain C level points you need to complete with 92% average or better both pre-book assignments/quizzes, and chapter 1 assignment 1 quiz and p21.sql. The pre-book assignments cover the entire SQL language. For additional, points you can always complete another quiz or assignment.

D/NP No-credit 50


F/NP No-credit 10 10  
* To view your quiz grades, click the Canvas left quiz grades tab.

**Assignments grades and due dates(except phpMyAdmin report) are displayed on submit. Last day of class is last day of class. You may not submit anything 9 hours after the last day of class. However, you may submit up to last day of class with the following penalities: 7 days late at 25% penalty, after 7 days penalty is 50%.

***Total Points, you should try to hit the minimum points for both assignments and quizzes. However, in cases where a students exceeds one but misses the other one, total points achieved will be considered. For example, if you end up with 250 quiz points and 195 assignments points, you , may likely still end up with an A. Nota Bene, including bonus (10pts), discussion boards (10 pts ) and PMA report (15points) you have 225 possible assignment points.

It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class through Admission and Records or MySite. However, Instructor may drop, "No-Show" students under any of the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least 1 assignments two days before the drop without W grade.
  2. By the last date to add with APC code, you must login to canvas, complete the orientation quiz and any corresponding assignment.
  3. Students who have been emailed a drop warning and don't attempt the stated work.
  4. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade.
  5. When in-class sessions are present, students who miss 2 or more class sessions

Consult current schedule for exact dates.

Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanent

Special Needs

Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The Web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113.

Student Services - General student service information is available at the Saddleback College Website. General, academic and service information can be obtained by accessing the Counseling Division and Financial Web sites. Individual and small group counseling information such as academic planning and review of transcripts is available by appointment. All other student services are available on campus during normal business hours.

Distance Education Requirements

This is an on on-line - distance educational course.

The weekly Canvas announcement will concisely summarize what you need to complete each week. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. Work on all assignments one at a time, in the order they are listed. At the start of the course both an assignment page link and the weekly welcome announcement will be sent to your Saddleback e-mail address. For a due date summary of the entire course consult the schedule.

Regular effective contact between the Professor and student is required for success. This class we will have weekly videos, web-casts and frequent emails (several per week), will post threaded discussion on important e-mails. In the past students seem to prefer the email communication over discussion board. The assignment page is very detailed on purpose it specifically address many of the questions raised in the past. When required actual phone calls will be made. Note both the IMC lab bgs248 and instructor offer in-person help. In addition to in-person help we have 24/7 access to web-casting software. With web-casting software instructor/student can share screen and provides VOIP (Voice over IP - Internet) interactive connections.

For additional help: Canvas, login and/or general.

Netiquette is Internet manners, online etiquette, and digital etiquette all rolled into one word. Basically,netiquette is a set of rules for behaving properly online. Students are to comply with the following rules of netiquette: (1) identify yourself, especially on all class webcasts (2) on emails always include a subject line, (3) avoid sarcasm, (4) respect others' opinions and privacy, (5) acknowledge and return messages promptly, (6) copy with caution, (7) do not send spam or junk mail, (8) be concise, (9) use appropriate language, (10) use appropriate emoticons (emotional icons) to help convey meaning, and (11) use appropriate intensifiers to help convey meaning [do not use ALL CAPS or multiple exclamation marks (!!!!) (12) Only use reply all when absolutely necessary.
Recording and Recording Devices
Other than Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) directed auxiliary aids and academic accommodations, the use of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom is prohibited without the explicit prior consent of the instructor (CA Ed Code Sec. 78907). It is in violation of South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) policies (BP 5401 & AR 5401) which address student conduct. It is also a crime to record any private communication, such as a classroom lecture, without the consent of all parties to the conversation (Cal. Penal Code § 632). Violation of such rules may result in disciplinary action.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance.