This course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management system (DBMS) environment. The use of relational database technology is emphasized in the course. Students learn to create data models of user's needs, gain foundation skills in database design, and learn to use standard Structured Query Language (SQL) to interact with databases. Topics covered include the relational database model, SQL, Entity Relationship Modeling, normalization of database tables, database design, distributed database systems, and client/server architectures. Students will use a commercial DBMS for their project development.