ITC 224 Syllabus

Course Title and Number

ITC 224 Database Programming




TTH 9:40 AM until 12:50 PM


ITC 220 and ITC 222 with a minimum of 2.0 or permission.

Course Description

Focuses on importing complex data into relational databases, creating database-driven reports, and developing business intelligence solutions. Prereq: Completion of ITC 220 and ITC 222 with a minimum of 2.0 or permission


Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements in case of building evacuation, or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the disability support services office (DSS) in Rm. 1112. Once the disability is verified with DSS you will be given a letter of accommodation that should be to handed to your instructor.


Steve Conger

Office Location


Office Hours

This Summer my office hours will be  Wednesdays from about 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM


Web Site

Educational Philosophy

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 lecture and "code along" sessions to convey concepts and provide examples. There will also be open lab time in which you can work on assignments with my help.


No book required

Assignments and Schedule

All assignments will be posted on Canvas.Each one will be worth between 10 and 2 points, depending on their difficulty, and each will have a rubric to let you know what I expect. If you do not like the grade you can redo the assignment to achieve a better grade. There will also be a midterm and Final worth 25 points each.  They are multiple choice, open book and will allow up to 3 tries.

Assignments make up 80% of the grade, and the exams 20%.

Topical Outline and Assignments Overview

Overview of database tasks
Structuring data for relational database
Importing complex data
Developing reports based on data
Analyzing data for Business Intelligence

Grading and Attendance

I don't grade on attendance, but attendance is important. We cover new material every class period. Your final grade, as described above, will be an average of your assignments. Here us a table of how percentages convert to grades:

Percentage Grade
100-90 4
89-80 3
79-70 2
69-60 1
Less than 60 0