ITC 220 Syllabus

ITC 220 Syllabus

Course Title and Number

ITC 220 Database Development




MW I0:00 Am to 12:15 PM


MIC 101 with a 2.0 or higher or permission

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of database design and development. PREREQ: MIC 101 with a 2.0 or higher, or permission


Students with documented disabilities who need course accommodations, have emergency medical information, or require special arrangements for building evacuation should contact the instructor within the first two weeks of class.

Please note that Seattle Central is required by law to provide "reasonable accomodations" for students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information on what this may mean for you or your students, please call Disability Support Services at 206 344-4347.



Steve Conger

Office Location


Office Hours

by appointment


Web Site

Educational Philosopy

The pre-Socratic Philosopher Heraklitos said, "it rests by changing." By this he meant that the normal state of things is constant change. This has never been more true than today. Though, the course focuses on particular software, it has a broader purpose: Software changes constantly. The most important skills to learn, are the techniques for learning new skills, new software, and learning how to generalize the skills you've learned in order to apply them to new situations. These are the skills that will keep you afloat in stream of constantly changing technology.

Student Outcomes and competencies

Methods of Instruction

There will be several different kinds of activity in class. There will be some lecture, but more hands on activities. We will define and construct several databases in the course of the quarter as small teams.  There are three small midterms or quizzes at the end of modules.. 


I am not using a textbook, but will provide you with materials and links to help cover the material.

Assignments and Schedule

The dates on the assignments are approximate. The quizzes can be taken at any time, but you should wait until the material has been covered. The date on the quizzes suggests when they are relevant. 

Topical Outline


Each assignment will be worth a certain number of points. The group exercises will account for 60% of your grade, The individual project will account for 20% of your grade and the Module quizzes will account for the remaining for 20% of your total grade. 


Percent Grade
90 to 100 4.0
85 to 89 3.5
80 to 84 3.0
75 to 89 2.5
70 to 74 2.0
65 to 69 1.5
60 to 64 1.0