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Certificate in Information Systems

This certificate will allow students to acquire knowledge in information systems functional areas. They can use this information to increase their knowledge in the field, as well as to transfer it into a degree program.

18 hours of required courses:

BIS 2321
Management of Information Systems
Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles, technologies, tools, roles, and management issues involved with the application of information technology; to provide a meaningful team experience working with real-world or simulated clients to successfully analyze information requirements to support an organization’s mission and develop an information system to support those requirements; to provide the opportunity to use microcomputer personal productivity tools to develop business analyses, proposals and other products; to improve business writing and presentation skills; to enable students to continue their own education in areas of information systems technology and applications that may be relevant to their own career success.

Prerequisite
COMP 1301

BIS 2325
Business Information Processing
Course Description

Concepts, methods, and practice in the effective use of end-user productivity software and integration of desktop products. Students will learn to create and utilize intermediate level Microsoft Excel and Access. This course concentrates on providing the instructions needed for understanding of Excel spreadsheet and Access database, and how to use it as a tool for management decision-making, problem solving and to gain strategic advantage.

Prerequisite
COMP 1301

BIS 3362
Business Systems Analysis
Course Description

This course will teach students to accomplish preliminary investigation, feasibility assessment, systems analysis and specification of business requirements for databases and information systems. This course is designed to enable student to analyze business problems and specify information systems solutions, to learn and be able to perform tasks and methods used in the entire Systems Development Life Cycle. It serves to familiarize students with development of feasibility study, data analysis, systems analysis, and systems/database specification.

Prerequisite
BIS 2321 and BIS 2330

BIS 3363
Introduction to Databases and Systems
Course Description

A continuation of topics introduced in BINF 3362. Students will have supervised experience in designing, developing, testing, documenting and implementing business databases and information systems. This course covers advanced topics in Systems Specification leading to systems design, including data normalization, object states, collaboration and responsibilities among objects, subsystems, subdividing a development project into separate pieces, and testing requirements.  The Object-Oriented paradigm is used in the course to integrate classic systems and database design and development.

Prerequisite
BIS 3362

BIS 4363
E-Business Solutions
Course Description

This course provides an introduction to electronic business strategy and the development and architecture of electronic business solutions and their components. This course intends to help the student identify the role of network layering and current standards, to recognize the major application architectures and applications that follow them, and to be familiar with the different types of network circuits and media, as well as understand how analog/digital data is transmitted with analog/digital signals.

Prerequisite
BIS 2321 and MGT 3340

MGT 3340
Concepts and Functions of Management
Course Description

Introduction to the theories, concepts and functions of management. Topics include planning, organizing, leading, staffing, controlling, business and managerial ethics and decision making. Management concepts will be applied by analysis of available data and by seeking contemporary opportunities, issues and problem situations.