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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Business Information Systems/Information Processing (Part-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
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: 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.

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

Spring Semester (First Year)
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: 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 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

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)

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 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1120

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second 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.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

Description: 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.

Description:

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.

Prerequisites: BIS 1120 or BIS 1221

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

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

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.

 

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.