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An important prerequisite for CMIS 351 is to have working knowledge of Microsoft Access. This requires both that you understand the fundamentals of relational databases and that you can apply this knowledge in Microsoft Access.
Athabasca University offers preparatory courses (designated by a number in the 100's) to help you prepare for university studies. Program students should discuss with an advisor how you can incorporate these courses into your program plan.
- ADMN 100 - Introductory Quantitative Skills for Business: is an entry level university course designed to develop business math skills to prepare students planning to pursue a business program.
- COMM100 - Introduction to Research and Study Skills: Improve the academic skills you need to be a successful student. A great first course if you have not completed any university or distance education courses.
- ENGL140 – Grammar: A review of grammatical structure and use.
- ENGL143 – Writing for Academic Purposes: Learn an approach to the writing of sentences, paragraphs and essays.
- ENGL155 – Developing Writing Skills: Improve your reading and writing.
- ENGL177 – English for Academic Purposes: Learn to succeed in complex reading, writing and listening tasks.
- ENGL189 – English for Business: An introduction to business communications.
- FREN100 - French for Beginners I: Introduction to the basics of French.
- FREN101 - French for Beginners II: Continuation of the basics of French.
- INST111 - Introductory Cree I: An introduction to Plains Cree.
- INST112 - Introductory Cree II: Continuation of an introduction to Plains Cree.
- MATH100 - Developmental Mathematics: This course is intended as a review of basic mathematics.
- MATH101 - Transitional Mathematics: This course is intended for students who have recently graduated from high school with Applied Mathematics 30 and wish to upgrade their mathematics skills before or while attending a post-secondary institution.
- PHIL152 - Basic Critical Thinking: This course focuses on reading and writing comprehension skills. The course teaches an active, critical approach to written work.