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Courses in Business Information Systems

2300 Keyboarding/Word Processing

An introduction to word processing techniques and concepts including familiarity and speed with the keyboard.

2376 BASIC Programming (IST 2376)

A detailed study of the BASIC language and the fundamental concepts of programming inclusive of system procedures, creating loops and controlling locations, nested loops, strings, arrays, subroutines, sequential files, random access files and debugging. Focus on Microsoft Visual BASIC. Prerequisite: CA 1302.

2378 Survey of Programming

An overview of the "C" language with emphasis on structures, branching and command operations. Prerequisite: BIS 2376.

2385 Introduction to Business Spreadsheets

An introduction to microcomputer spreadsheets using the Window XP and onward platforms. Prerequisite: CA 1302

2390 Introduction to Microcomputer Accounting

An introduction and overview of accounting techniques using Windows XP and onward platforms. Prerequisites: CA 1302, BA 2301.

2395 Introduction to Database

An introduction to Microsoft Access for Windows XP and onward software packages with focus on entering, storing, revising, and retrieving data. Prerequisite: CA 1302.

3300 Database Management (IST 3300)

"Hands-on" database concepts using micro-computers. Learn to enter, store, retrieve and revise information like purchase orders, financial statements, salespersons' records, etc. Development of cross-reference skills by department or job or as the situation requires. Introduction to data relationships. Focus on Windows XP and onward operating systems; specific focus on Microsoft Access. Curriculum designed for Certified Microsoft Office User-Specialist (MOUS). Prerequisites: 2305, CA 1302.

3310 Principles of Information Systems & Technology (IST 3310)

An in-depth review of Information Systems from a technological perspective. Reflection upon the integration of Information Systems and Technology. An overview of Information Systems as it impacts the "human side of enterprise."

3320 Business Spreadsheets (IST 3320)

Learn to access, analyze and modify voluminous financial, accounting and marketing data instantaneously and the use of the multiple variables like income statements, balance sheets, sales reports and projects. Graphic presentation of existing and projected data in multi-dimensional formats. Overview of financial and statistical functions. Specific emphasis on Microsoft Excel for Windows XP and onward. Curriculum designed for Certified Microsoft Office User-Specialist (MOUS). Prerequisites: BA 2301, BA 2305, CA 1302, MH 1338 or higher.

3340 Microcomputer Accounting

An introduction to automated accounting systems using Peachtree Accounting for Windows XP and onward, while applying skills attained in Principles of Accounting. Specific emphasis on accounts receivable and payable, general ledger and inventory control. Prerequisites: BA 2301, BA 2302, BA 2305, CA 1302.

3386 Advanced Programming: Visual BASIC (IST 3386)

Survey of the Visual BASIC programming language inclusive of variables and operators, decision structures, loops and timers, object properties, preferred user interface, special effects and use of modules and procedures. Prerequisites: CA 1302, BIS 2376, MH 1338.

3387 Advanced Programming: JAVA

A study of the JAVA programming language using methods, classes and objects. Focus on object concepts, input, selection, repetition, arrays and strings and applets. Prerequisite: BIS 2376.

3388 Database Programming

A problem solving approach to learning advanced database skills. Covers automating forms with Visual Basic and VB applications to Access 2007 (and later versions) and connecting databases to the web. Prerequisites: BIS 3300, BIS 2376.

4320 Systems Analysis and Design (IST 4320)

The study of the elements of systems analysis with emphasis on structure design, information system life cycle phases, feasibility analysis, file design, and project management tools. Prerequisites: CA 1302, BIS 3300, BIS 3320.

4340 Web Page Architecture (IST 4340)

Planning and creating web sites, navigation techniques, hyperlinks, multimedia and themes, bookmarks and forms, and search engines. Use of Dreamweaver software. Prerequisites: CA 1302, BIS 3386, MH 1338 or higher.

4345 Advanced Programming: HTML

An in-depth reviewing of HTML with emphasis on creating web documents using HTML. Emphasis on web design. Prerequisites: BIS 2376, BIS 4340.

4380 Internship/Project in BIS

Supervised work experience in the field of business information systems and/or project as assigned. Prerequisites: BIS 2376, 3300, 3320, 3340, 3386, 4340 and permission of instructor.

4396 Seminar in E-Commerce

An overview of current concepts, principles and topics pertaining to e-commerce that include e-marketing, e-management, etc. Prerequisites: BIS 3386, BIS 4340, BIS 4345, BIS 4390.

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