This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relational database management system. It will provide the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. The students will have hands-on experience with databases and other software that will interface with databases. Standards, such as html, sql, odbc and normalization will be stressed in both the theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments will be discussed. Use of databases on servers will be demonstrated.