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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Business Information Systems/Personal Computers in Business (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:

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

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.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring 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: 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

Summer Semester (First 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: 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

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 operating systems and their concepts. Both the command line interface (CLI), with commonly used instructions, and a graphical user interface (GUI) will be used to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). Operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android and Windows Phone) will be introduced and popular applications for mobile devices will be reviewed.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

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

 

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.