Course Description

(Course 2 of 2 in a series)
Course ID: 
Technical / Software
Continuing Education Units: 

Access databases are more than just data tables. An Access database includes a collection of objects that all work together to perform specific tasks quickly and efficiently. By building on the knowledge gained in part one of this course, we will create highly efficient customized workflows that can reduce complex data processing and reporting tasks down to a single click.

This is the second course in a 2-part series. In "Introduction To Building Environmental Databases With Microsoft Access (COMP-401)", students learn the basic elements of constructing queries, forms, macros and reports. In this recommended third day, you will build on those skills by creating end-user application examples that bring the newly learned elements together. Access analytic tools, PivotCharts, and PivotTables will be introduced, and an SQL primer will be included. This course is separate from COMP-401 so that students may take it at a later date if you do not have flexibility in their schedule, however we highly recommend that the two courses be taken together. COMP-402 is not meant to be taken as a stand-alone class without first taking COMP-401.

**Please bring a personal laptop with Access 2010 (Access 2007 acceptable) a pen or pencil and paper if you prefer not to write in your manual. If you are not able to provide a laptop with Office (various types acceptable, 2010 preferred) we can provide one at a fee. Please contact us at 425-270-3274 to make arrangements two weeks prior to course.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply complex query functions to databases
  • Create and design pivot charts and pivot tables
  • Perform complex queries using multiple tables
  • Create tools for forms and reports
  • Build multi-step macros for automating tasks

"It was good to hav this third day to finish the course...Adam does a very good job. [He] is very knowlegeable & patient. Great resource." A. Sturdevant, December 2013

"Instructor is extremely knowledgeable and explained software very well. It was very valuable that examples were specific to environmental data." Anonymous, December 2013

"Very useful, class was hands on. I feel like I learned a lot." B. Barry, December 2013



Completion of COMP-401: Introduction to Managing Environmental Data with Microsoft Access 2010. 

Course Materials: 

Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

 This course is beneficial for any professional who works with a large amount of data, and needs to improve their Access skills to be able to make the most of the power of the software. Past attendees include environmental managers, engineers, field staff, scientists, and government agency staff. 

Cancelation Policy: 

Once your order has been placed, you are subject to our cancellation policy regardless of the status of your invoice.

  • 31 days prior to training -> 100% refund
  • 30-16 days prior to training -> 50% refund
  • 15 - start of course -> No refund available

Attendee replacement acceptable at anytime.Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

More Information

Course Topics

  • Applied Query Functions
  • Form Controls
  • Customizing Controls
  • Building Reports from Calculated Queries
  • Working with Pivot Charts and Pivot Tables
  • Designing Macros
  • Creating Switchboard Forms

What to Bring

A personal laptop with Access 2010 (Access 2007 acceptable). Please bring a pen or pencil, and notepad if you would like to take notes (you may also choose to take notes in your book). If you are not able to provide a laptop with Access we can provide one at a fee. Please contact us at 425-270-3274 to make arrangements.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

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