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Microsoft Access Level I

Most of us work with data every day. It is part of our daily lives in the workplace and our personal lives. We are awash in data including prices, schedules, performance measures, lab results, recipes, contact information, quality metrics, market indices, grades, and statistics. And, because data is everywhere, most jobs today involve some form of data management. A relational database application such as Microsoft® Office Access® 2013 can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data.

Learn how to use Access 2013 to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data.

This class is taught in Microsoft Office 2013. The UWM-SCE computer lab provides a hands-on learning environment that includes training from an instructor with real-world experience.


Hannah Goodman

Hannah Goodman

Hannah Goodman builds custom database applications. She earned her master’s degree in computer science from UWM in 1986. Hannah worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin as a systems analyst, designing databases, writing custom programs and performing statistical analysis. In ... read more

Scott Lovy

Scott Lovy

Scott Lovy has been a resident of the Milwaukee area his whole life. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from UW-Platteville in 1988. He is currently employed at a benefit management solutions company, where he is able to utilize ... read more

Course Outline/Topics

Course Content Microsoft Access Level I

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access

Orientation to Microsoft Access
Create a Simple Access Database
Get Help in Microsoft Access

Lesson 2: Working with Table Data

Modify Table Data
Sort and Filter Records
Create Lookups

Lesson 3: Querying a Database

Join Data from Different Tables in a Query
Sort and Filter Data in a Query
Perform Calculations in a Query

Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries

Create Parameter Queries
Create Action Queries
Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries
Summarize Data

Lesson 5: Generating Reports

Create a Report
Add Controls to a Report
Enhance the Appearance of a Report
Prepare a Report for Print

Lesson 6: Customizing the Access Environment

The Access Options Dialog Box



Experience using Windows


Public courses on Microsoft Excel and Access are taught in Office 2013. If you are using Office 2010 – the functions and features you will learn are similar to 2013 and can be applied in the 2010 environment. If you would like group training on any MS Office 2010 programs, please contact Pam Nellen at nellenp@uwm.edu or 414-227-3208


"Hannah is an excellent instructor. She encouraged questions and really took the time to answer them thoroughly. I came to class with almost no knowledge of databases and am leaving with a foundational understanding of their components and how they work. Thank you!"  —  Student, 2015

"Fantastic overview of Access. The instructor is very knowledgeable and provided some wisdom from her experience. Gave very good insight and advice."  —  Student, 2015

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Fri., Sept. 29


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Scott Lovy


$249 if you register by Fri., Sept. 15.
$274 if you register after Fri., Sept. 15.

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5070-10169

Registration Deadline: Fri., Sept. 29

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