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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS) at Sinclair includes degree and certificate programs that prepare students for employment. Current and future industry and business needs require information technology support staff who are experts in software programs and the integration of software applications, have the ability to work in teams, serve as customer service agents, and use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

What do BIS Students Learn?

Students will gain experience in using technology for business administration, communication, and decision support. BIS programs combine courses in software applications, business ethics, communications, customer service, decision making, and office procedures, all of which provide students with the skills they need for the everyday running of a business.

Why major in Business Information Systems?

The personal computing technology and the growth of information are reshaping the office and the role of the end-user and information worker. Our department works to prepare graduates for employment and provide existing professionals with opportunities to update and enhance their current knowledge.

Programs in Business Information Systems are designed to give you a competitive advantage as a job-seeker, while teaching you valuable skills as an individual.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You enjoy working with technology.
  • You like to be a part of a team, even as a decision-maker or leader.
  • You are interested in information technology and support.
  • You would like to learn more about how to use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

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Associate of Applied Science
Business Information Systems

Students in this program will learn advanced features in various software applications, and will practice integrating multiple applications to be more productive. The degree includes a strong technology emphasis and sound business foundation with courses in accounting, economics, management and business math. The program will prepare software and information technology staff in all industries to work in teams, support internal and external customers, and use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

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Business Information Systems/Medical Office

Students in this program will use advanced features in various software applications, and will learn to integrate multiple applications to be more productive. In addition to the information technology courses, the degree includes a strong focus on health care with classes in medical terminology, medical coding, records management, and medical office administration. Students will learn to work in teams, support internal and external customers, and use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

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Business Information Systems/Personal Computer Applications

Industry is seeking information technology staff who have technical skills in a variety of software applications and can integrate applications to maximize productivity. High demand skills include problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Courses in this program will develop students' skills in computer application software, troubleshooting software issues, and operating systems.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Business Information Systems/Information Processing

This one-year certificate is intended to provide advanced software application training necessary to work improve efficiency and productivity. Students master the basics of customer service, keyboarding and document formatting, and records management to prepare for a variety of office and administrative positions.

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Business Information Systems/Medical Office Specialist

In this one-year certificate, students will work with various software applications, learn medical terminology, and take records management, medical office, and customer service courses that prepare them to work in a medical office environment.

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Business Information Systems/Personal Computers in Business

This one-year certificate is intended for those who want to update their knowledge of software applications and personal computer technology. Students will learn how to use personal computers for business administration, decision support and financial applications.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Call Center/Customer Service

This certificate is designed for those interested in working in a customer service center, help desk, call center, or medical scheduling environment. All students will learn customer service skills and telephone techniques, as well as software applications and keyboarding. Students then choose an area of focus to strengthen industry-specific knowledge in general call center, IT help desk, health care, or medical office.

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Software Applications for the Professional

This certificate provides office staff, managers, professionals and anyone interested in learning software applications and integration with the skills they need for their job. Students will have the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in a variety of current software used in today’s work environments.

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Software Testing

Students will be introduced to the field of software testing at the fundamental level. Software testing theory and terminology for this course is primarily based on the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) foundation level certification requirements. Students will learn about the practical application of software testing throughout the software development life cycle. Hands-on exercises will provide students with practical skills in executing test cases, documenting results and participating in peer reviews. Successful completion of this course will entitle students to sit for the ISTQB Foundation Level certification exam.

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Links of Interest

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Would you like to become Microsoft Certified in Office 2016? If so, please contact the BIS Department Office at 937-512-2168 for more information.


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