Business Information Systems Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Business Information Systems Concentration)

Credits required 60/66

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Goals Statement

  • Students will be prepared to work in the Information Technology field in a wide variety of support roles.
  • Students develop basic skills in a wide range of areas including application development and use, web development, databases, operating systems and analysis and design. This broad range of topics prepares them for jobs in small business and for support careers.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

After BCC

Recent graduates are in high demand and have moved into various types of employment, including positions such as help desk technician, office specialist, computer sales, or consultant. Some have started their own businesses. Frequently, they serve as the computer person in a small company.

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience 

Program Information

  • Students who elect to take EGR 133 in combination with CIS 121 and CIS 160 are prepared to take the A+ Certification examination, the recognized industry standard for computer service technicians.
  • The optional Cooperative Education program places students in computer-related positions, where they can earn course credit, wages, and experience.
  • Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.

Elective Recommendations

See Transfer Electives & Elective Recommendations, specifically the CIS plans.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one of the following

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

ACC 150Small Business Financial Software

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
History choice impacts other competencies. See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations for CIS plans.

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Ethical Dimensions Elective

0-3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Program Courses

CIS 112Advanced Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CIS 270Systems Analysis and Design Seminar

3 credits

CIT 102Security Awareness

1 credit

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:22

Take CIS 111 if skills are needed prior to CIS 112.

Choose one of the following

ACC-MAN-or MAR Elective

3-4 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

CIS/CIT Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

 

Choose a CIS/CIT elective from the following

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 148Programming in C#

3 credits

CIS 161Database Design

3 credits

CIS 162Applications for Web Development

3 credits

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

CIT 136Web Development for Mobile Devices

3 credits

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

CIT 164Open Source Operating System

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:1-4

Choose one of the following

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 162Applications for Web Development

3 credits

CIT 136Web Development for Mobile Devices

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 112Advanced Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Or

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

CIT 102Security Awareness

1 credit

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

Or

ACC 150Small Business Financial Software

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

CIS/CIT Elective

3-4 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

CIS 150Oracle and SQL

3 credits

Or

CIS 152Database Programming and Management with Access

3 credits

Or

CIS 159MySQL and PHP

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Or

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

CIS 270Systems Analysis and Design Seminar

3 credits

Business Elective

3 credits

Or

CIS/CIT Elective

3-4 credits

Or

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

Or

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

CIS 162Applications for Web Development

3 credits

Or

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

Or

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

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