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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Business Information Systems (Part-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: 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.

Notes: Required for Computer Support Track

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Math elective. Choose MAT 1120 or any Ohio Transfer 36 math elective. View Ohio Transfer Module math electives at: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

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

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the modern society. It explores the opportunities and dangers faced by humankind in the evolution of new technologies. It inquires into such questions as whether the human quest for mastery of nature has made us masters or slaves of the machine.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: www.http://sinclair.edu/ot36

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: In this class, you will learn the foundation of introduction to operating systems, virtualization and basic networking concepts. You will learn how to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X). In addition, you will explore operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android) and will be introduced to widespread applications for IoT and Cloud concepts. This class will also cover personal and enterprise cybersecurity principles to help protect yourself from common cyber-attacks.

Notes: Required for Computer Support Track

Description: 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.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: Introduction to computer networking. Topics include network standards and the Open Source Interconnection (OSI) model, topologies and Ethernet standards, network hardware, remote connectivity, wireless networking, in-depth TCP/IP, network security, network troubleshooting and network management.

Notes: Required for Computer Support Track

Description: Using audience analysis, a writing process and grammatical and formatting skills in an electronic environment, students write letters and messages for both internal and external business situations; they conduct business research and write and document short, informal research business reports, incorporating graphics and presentation materials.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: The American legal system as it relates to business transactions, including the judicial system and sources of law, legal procedures, torts, business ethics and social responsibility, contracts, property, employment law, agency, partnerships and corporations.

Description: An introduction to preparation and use of accounting reports for business entities; focus on uses of accounting for external reporting, emphasizing accounting as a provider of financial information. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or MAT 1120

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Third Year)
Hours
 

Description: 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.

Notes: Summer & Fall Only

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description: 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.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Third Year)
Hours
 

Description: Basic economic principles with macro sequence. Interrelationship of households, business and government with an examination of Keynesian theory, fiscal policy and monetary policy. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120

Description: This class is for intermediate to advanced students seeking both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a PC. The class covers CPU, storage devices, printers, and networking devices. This class also includes functions and installation of operating systems as well as troubleshooting steps and common tools. Will help students in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Notes: Required for Computer Support Track

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 or CIS 1130 and CIS 1107

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Summer Semester (Third Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: 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.

Notes: Required for Computer Support Track

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM 2206, COM 2211 or COM 2225

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Fourth Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Internships must be approved by the Work Based Learning Office. For more information on internships visit: https://www.sinclair.edu/services/graduation-career/work-based-learning/ Required for Computer Support Track

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts necessary for understanding management, motivation and behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis on planning, organizing, influencing and controlling to continually improve effective management skills.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: MAN 2150 or MAN 1107

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.