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Business Information Systems

BIS 1010 Digital Thread Data Management

Provides an introduction to digital thread related data management requirements, challenges, and best practices. The course explores the data sources and acquisition methods, as well as data storage, retrieval and analysis solutions throughout the lifecycle of a manufactured product.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1105 IT Fundamentals

This course is designed for students who are interested in Information Technology but have limited technical knowledge of computing systems at the fundamental level. Students will explore foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, Information Systems, and data security.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1201 Keyboarding & Document Formatting

Students will learn and develop "touch" keyboarding skills, including the ten-key numeric keypad. By the end of the course, students must perform keyboarding speed and accuracy on three-minute timed writings at a minimum of 30 wpm with three or fewer errors. Students will learn to use word processing software to format and produce reports, letters, memos, and other business documents. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1220 Word Processing Software

Beginning to advanced word processing software concepts including editing, formatting, desktop publishing design and editing techniques, document control and automation.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1221 Specialized Computer Applications for Health Information Management

Introduces students to personal computer concepts including hardware, system software, application software, and the Internet. Learn the components of computer systems and develop a broad understanding of computer hardware and emerging technologies. Students will be introduced to Office application software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases,) and specific features of those applications for medical reports, narrating presentations, Autofilters, form creation and software integration will be applied.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1230 Spreadsheet Software

Students will learn techniques to properly manage large and multi-sheet spreadsheets, use spreadsheets to arrange and manage data, develop advanced spreadsheet formulas and functions, perform "What-If" analysis using spreadsheet tools and design and create end-user spreadsheet applications.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1240 Presentation Software

Beginning to advanced presentation software techniques including editing and formatting presentations, fundamentals of effective presentations, transitions, animations, multimedia content, advanced navigation tools and master and template modification.
2 Credit Hours

BIS 1250 Specialized Business Software Application

Introduction to a specialized business software application such as MS SharePoint, MS Outlook, etc., that will provide an overview of the application's features and common uses.
1 Credit Hour

BIS 1260 Database Software

Students will learn to design and manage databases using the relational model, use database objects to manage data including data integrity, data analysis and reporting, learn to derive useful information from raw data using functions and querying techniques, and create end-user database applications.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1400 Customer Service

Introduction to concepts of customer service. Topics to include: face-to-face and phone-based communication with customers, professionalism and workplace behavior, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, use of emerging technologies, role-play scenarios, case studies and preparation for career advancement.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1500 Software Testing Fundamentals

In this course, students will be introduced to the field of software testing at the fundamental level. Software testing theory and terminology for this course are 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.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 1600 Data Management & Visualization

In today's business environment, the need to work effectively and efficiently with data is critical. This course primarily focuses on using spreadsheet software to acquire data from various sources, transform that data into useful information and create analytical tools in the form of powerful visualizations that will enhance business intelligence.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 2170 BIS Capstone

Analyze business problems and apply critical-thinking skills and software knowledge and communication skills learned in previous classes to solve problems and perform work-related tasks.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 2180 Medical Office Simulation

Basic principles of office support, bookkeeping, record-keeping and reporting responsibilities pertinent to the medical office and health care agencies.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 2270 Business Information Systems Internship

Students will work in a technical or software support capacity for a cooperating organization for 210 hours during a semester. Responsibilities are established by the worksite supervisor, and students will use the listed responsibilities to develop learning outcomes and identify action steps that are approved by the worksite supervisor and internship faculty member. Students will be evaluated by their worksite supervisor at the middle and end of the semester. Students will post weekly journal entries online regarding their experience, and complete projects specific to their degree concentration. Thirty co-op hours per week. Recommended prerequisites: BIS 1220, BIS 1230, BIS 1250 and BIS 1260.
3 Credit Hours

BIS 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours