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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: 1803
Units: 3
Instructor: Nitsch, Cynthia

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: Online
Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor notes: CSIT 131 is a 15 week class that will be taught entirely online in Canvas. The class starts on Tuesday 9/3. I will be sending you a welcome email a week before class to provide you more information about the course. The required textbook may be purchased online ( or at the Miracosta Bookstore. Please purchase your required materials before the first day of class: Note that prior editions will not work. If students have questions before the class start date please send me an email at:

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