Learn the skills that keep workplaces running.

Begin a career with excellent opportunities.

Every organization needs reliable computer and information systems that are available, continuous, and secure. Information Systems are the brains of today’s workplaces, a comprehensive tool that is used throughout the organization to solve business problems, manage operations efficiently and effectively, interact with suppliers and customers, and drive revenue and performance.

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Information Systems Bachelor Degree from Baker College

Information SystemsBachelor of Information Systems

Learn the skills that keep workplaces running.

Begin a career with excellent opportunities.

Every organization needs reliable computer and information systems that are available, continuous, and secure. Information Systems are the brains of today’s workplaces, a comprehensive tool that is used throughout the organization to solve business problems, manage operations efficiently and effectively, interact with suppliers and customers, and drive revenue and performance.

Discover Your Future Information Systems Career

Career Facts

$79,680

Median salary for Computer Systems Analysts

25%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$120,950

Median salary for Computer and IS Managers

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Overview

Baker’s Information Systems program focuses on applying information systems to solve business problems.

Our class sizes are small, giving you plenty of student-instructor interaction. Our curriculum, designed with the guidance of industry professionals, ensures you gain technical expertise in systems design, Internet operations, network security, and more—along with a strong foundation of leadership, communication, and management skills.

As a graduate, you’ll have the broad base of knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in information systems as a programmer, programmer/analyst, or systems analyst.

Course Information

This program requires the selection of one of six minors for graduation.

Information Systems Major87 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CIS 106B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, INF 111 or INF 121 or NET 101.
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I4
CIS 114
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the underlying principles of information and database structure in electronic database management systems. Students will be introduced to types of information, table structure, features of a relational database, basic concepts of database design and normalization, and basic overviews of the roles of database administrators and professionals. Students will also be introduced to introductory SQL commands using a command line and existing databases.

Database Fundamentals2
CIS 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts learned in the introductory course in database creation by introducing students to higher levels of database development and computer science concepts. Students learn SQL in order to study the manipulation of a relational database. This course also includes a survey of database platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 114 or CS 101 or INF 114A or NET 101.
Database Management Using SQL4
CIS 351
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops the knowledge and skills required to design databases and information systems for the Web. Includes the development of data models including how to organize the modeling task, manage compromises, design for flexibility, achieve basic and advanced normalization, and develop and use generic models. Explains how to model a problem domain by abstracting objects, attributes, and relationships. Describes object-oriented approaches to model the dynamic behavior of a system in terms of state and process models. Students will construct data and object models using Entity-Relationship (ER), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and other techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
System Modeling and Design4
CIS 421B
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4 Quarter Hours

Exposes students to database administration and the duties of a database administrator (DBA) to include database monitoring, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, and tuning for reliability and performance. Students will install, configure, and maintain an RDBMS including security, backup and recovery operations, and performance tuning.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
Database Administration I4
CIS 431
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the alignment between business and technology with an emphasis on the use of technology by different organizational units. Decision support systems, enterprise systems, business process reengineering, and knowledge management will be discussed. The advantages and challenges of each system will be evaluated along with system development and implementation strategies.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 351, MGT 321.
Enterprise Architecture4
CIS 441
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise and the role information systems plays in it. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate technology solutions to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines how technology and telecommunications systems enable businesses to succeed in a global marketplace.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 431.
IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition4
CIS 495
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on selected topics of current interest in information systems. Recent development in systems, initiatives and technology related to the information systems field will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status and acceptance in the program.
Special Topics in Information Systems4
CIS 499
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the systems development process as a whole for the Information Systems field. As part of this course, students will complete a capstone project that examines the use and application of an information system for an organization.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 441.
Senior Project in Information Systems4
CS 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or CS 101 or EGR 111 or NET 101, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Introduction to Programming4
CS 422A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the ability to create and maintain database objects to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. In addition, students will write queries to retrieve, summarize, and modify data using joins and subqueries. Students will learn how to create and execute stored procedures and functions. This course also introduces participants to database triggers.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 331, CS 111.
Database Programming I4
ITS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102.
Introduction to Network Security4
ITS 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores legal and ethical issues faced in the information technology field. Students will learn about ethical issues within an organization as they relate to relationships internally as well as with customers, partners, and society. In addition, students will learn of current legal issues in information technology such as intellectual property, privacy rules, and legislative actions. Exploration of the impact of these issues on current and proposed technical strategies will help prepare students to provide influence with regard to legal and ethical issues they will face in today's organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology4
MTH 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to data analysis, data-driven decision making, and various statistical methods including their applications. Methods covered include measures of central tendency, probability distributions, sampling, and regression analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Statistical Methods4
NET 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the field of computing. Topics include occupations within the field, terminology, basic computer and networking concepts and database concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 091 or basic computer skills.
Networking Essentials I4
NET 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 111 and INF 112, or INF 111 and INF 114A, or INF 121 and INF 114A, or NET 101.
Corequisite(s):
CIS 106B.
Networking Essentials II4
PPM 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the tools, techniques, processes, and strategies for managing projects to successful completion. Special emphasis will be placed on tracking and monitoring project progress in order to identify and resolve difficulties as soon as possible. Included will be discussions of common problem areas and how to deal with them.

Project Management4
PPM 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on student's knowledge of project planning. Topics include project and scope definition, feasibility studies, activity sequencing, and identification of measures of success. Students will learn how to create, plan and effectively use planning tools, including project management software to work with subtasks, assign resources, and resolve time and resource conflicts.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Project Planning4
PPM 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to accounting concepts and principles necessary for developing project budgets and monitoring budget costs. This course also covers cost estimation techniques. Students will practice developing a project budget, tracking costs, and reporting financial cost information. Also addresses issues related to risk analysis, risk minimization, risk control, and risk management.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Project Cost and Budget Management4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
WRKTC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), ENG 101 (Certificates), minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CS 217A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces program design and development using C++ language. Uses Microsoft Visual C++ to provide students with experience working with the visual development tools. Students will demonstrate the ability to use C++ to design solutions to problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111, MTH 112.
C++ Programming4
CS 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to using the JAVA programming language for developing applications. This is the first of two JAVA programming courses. The use of JAVA in Web-based client and server programming is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111 or one level of a programming language.
Java Programming4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CS 218A
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of C++ programming skills. Students will practice designing and developing C++ programs, modifying and debugging existing C++ programs, and developing complex object-oriented applications. Additional exposure to the Microsoft Visual development environment will also be gained.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 217A.
Object Oriented Programming With C++4
CS 242
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the use of the Java programming language for developing applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 241.
Advanced Java Programming4
Business Requirements20 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
INF 113.
Fundamentals of Accounting I4
BUS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making.  Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Business Analytics4
MGT 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

Introduction to Business4
MGT 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of leadership styles, the management process, organizational resources and how to use them, various motivation/behavior theories, conflict management, and implementing and supporting change. Students will compare different leadership styles and apply them in case scenarios, role plays and other group/team activities involving topics such as: change, employee behavior, conflict, ethics, decision-making, and managing resources.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, MGT 101.
Principles of Management4
MGT 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of information systems in organizations. This course covers the major types of information systems and the impact that these systems have on organizations, including how information systems improve decision making and support the business strategy. Information system development and planning are covered, as well as information security and the challenges of future technology changes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Management Information Systems4
General Education Requirements64 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Scientific Inquiry Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Scientific Inquiry Elective4
ELECT 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective4
ELECT 121B
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective4
ELECT 131A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 131B
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 141A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 112
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Word Processing2
INF 113
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Electronic Spreadsheets2
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
MTH 112
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra including rational functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions, complex numbers, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
Intermediate Algebra4
PSY 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology4
SOC 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
SPK 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Integrates and applies knowledge gained from the oral communication and human relations classes. Specifically, small group communication in work and social organizations, both verbal and nonverbal, is the primary focus.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics4
SPK 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking4
Accounting Minor - Required Courses12 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with Accounting Minor - 195

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 122
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of managerial accounting, including financial statement analysis, job order costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and use of other managerial decision-making tools.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121, INF 113.
Fundamentals of Accounting II4
ACC 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Completes the study of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals. Coverage includes a detail review of the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, statement of cash flows, and detailed coverage of long-term liabilities and equity. Also, managerial topics of standard costing and activity-based costing are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122.
Accounting Concepts4
ACC 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Begins an in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues relevant to presentation of financial information for use in external decision-making processes. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for a complex, classified balance sheet. Other topics include a review of the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, the conceptual framework, GAAP, and account reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241 or ACC 291.
Intermediate Accounting I4
Accounting Minor - Select 3 Courses from the Following12 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the beneficial role technology plays in processing accounting information. Emphasis is placed on hands-on application utilizing QuickBooks. Specific topics studied include setting up company information, maintenance of accounts and records, journalizing and posting transactions, closing the books and creating financial statements, payroll reports, cost accounting, and inventory management.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241, INF 113.
Computerized Accounting4
ACC 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies all aspects of payroll operations, including personnel and payroll records, computations of wages and salaries, relevant laws and acts pertaining to payroll, preparation of payroll registers, recording of accounting entries, and preparation of payroll tax returns.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241.
Payroll Accounting4
ACC 302
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues begun in Intermediate Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for multi-step income statement. Other topics include reinforcement of the accounting cycle and the interrelatedness of the financial statements and how various accounts affect them.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 301.
Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 303
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the Intermediate series, this course expands on competencies gained through previous study while addressing the reporting and disclosure requirements for the Statement of Cash Flows. In addition, pensions and other unique transactions, events, and disclosures will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 302.
Intermediate Accounting III4
ACC 312B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of fundamentals of federal taxation related to business entities, including C and S corporations and partnerships. Emphasis is placed on the application of tax laws to the preparation of federal tax and informational return for these entities.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121.
Business Entities Taxation4
ACC 331A
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes costs for decision making, capital investment decisions, quantitative models for planning and control, and performance evaluation. Strategic control systems, using accounting data for internal decision making, and cost control are also emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241.
Cost Accounting4
ACC 341B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of federal and state taxation related to individuals. Students will examine the federal tax system; research and apply tax law; and calculate gross income, deductions, and future tax liability. Tax planning for the individual will also be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121.
Individual Taxation4
Healthcare Informatics Minor- Required Courses24 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with Healthcare Informatics Minor- 195

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CIS 371
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the integration of healthcare practice with computer technology and information science. Students will identify, gather, process, and manage information obtained and accessed via advanced information technology. Issues related to the protection of privacy, confidentiality, ethics, and security of information in the healthcare environment will be evaluated.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Healthcare Informatics4
CIS 451
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the approval, design, implementation, and maintenance of healthcare information systems and examines the application of healthcare practices in the information systems field. Students will complete a research project where an information system solution will be developed for a sample healthcare organization. The project will focus on privacy, security, confidentiality, and usability.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 371, HSC 312, MED 171.
Advanced Healthcare Informatics4
HSC 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

Introduction to Healthcare4
HSC 312
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses legal issues, restraints, and problems arising from organization and delivery of healthcare services. Topics to be included are: tort law; hospital, physician, nurse, and other health professional's liability; informed consent; medical records; legal reporting obligations; abortion; autopsy, donation and experimentation; sterilization and artificial insemination; euthanasia; patient rights and responsibilities; labor relation; insurance; trial procedures; and restraint of trade are topics which are included.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 111, Junior status.
Health Law and Regulations4
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MED 171
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents students with an in-depth study of electronic medical records application. Students will be able to use, enter, access and correct medical documentation using an electronic software system. Emphasis will be directed toward understanding the role of computer based content, structure, retrieval and storage as it is used in the medical office. Compliance with HIPPA regulations and confidentiality will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
MED 109, C or better in HSC 151 or INF 112.
Corequisite(s):
MED 116, MED 205D.
Electronic Medical Records4
Information Assurance Minor - Required Courses28 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with Information Assurance Minor- 199

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ITS 305
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4 Quarter Hours

Discusses the key structure elements and terms of written information protection policy and reviews some typical policy contents. Prepares students to develop the related standards, procedures, and guidelines for implementing the policy. Evaluates the tools needed to select, develop, and apply a security program that meets business goals.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Security Policies and Auditing4
ITS 315
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to assess and then correct the vulnerabilities present within information systems. Details methods and tools used in attacks and discusses countermeasures. Discusses available security resources. Analyzes attack "types." Specifically covers intrusion detection systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305.
Information Systems Threat Assessment4
ITS 325
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to understand the inherent vulnerabilities of a variety of systems including Windows and Linux/UNIX, and proactively defend against attacks on these systems. Covers defense strategies through understanding of system and file permissions, password and account security, the Windows Registry, Malware prevention, encryption, and Directory Service management via policies. Discusses hardening of network operating systems and remote network access through a detailed survey of built-in security tools and third party utilities.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305.
Corequisite(s):
ITS 315.
Securing Systems4
ITS 405
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to understand Web and Internet security from an administrator, developer, and end user's perspective. Covers topics regarding Web site security, including SSL encryption and Web authentication. Examines risks that threaten a site and hardware and software tools available to protect against hacking, port scanning, and denial-of-service attacks.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 325.
Internet and Web Security4
ITS 415
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to protect private networks from external security threats through the use of firewall systems. Discusses security holes in common Internet services and how to proactively defend against external attacks. Discusses the philosophies of firewall design, access lists, authentication, and general security policy. Covers a wide variety of firewall systems over multiple operating systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305.
Firewall Concepts4
ITS 425
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an overview of computer forensics, operating systems and how they function. Students are introduced to forensic tools along with concepts such as chain of custody and documentation of evidence/procedures. Students learn how to act as an expert witness if needed to appear at a trial. The outcomes of this course map to the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists certification (IACIS).

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305.
Computer Forensics and Investigation4
ITS 435
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to identify risks within businesses and how to minimize loss. Discusses cost/benefit analysis of disaster recovery planning. Identifies methods for minimizing the risk of a disaster and the response tasks to be performed during a disaster. Details the development of a disaster recovery plan (DRP).

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305.
Disaster Recovery4
Management Minor - Select 6 Courses from the Following24 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with Management Minor - 195

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MGT 212
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the strategic and tactical roles of the human resources function. Personnel problems that deal directly with departmental organization, employment procedures, methods of testing, occupational descriptions, job evaluation, merit rating, wage plans, wage and salary control, aids to employees, safety, health and recreation, and employer employee relations are covered.

Human Resource Management4
MGT 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of the role analytics plays in business decision making. Students will apply analytics in various decision-making situations involved with operations, planning/control projects, and quality management initiatives.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 121.
Applied Business Analytics4
MGT 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Discusses a variety of significant issues related to business and organizational leadership in today's dynamic, customer-driven, global economy. This course focuses on the challenges of change and management's response to change, the diversity of management methods, and managing strategies for the future. As a seminar, this course uses peer teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts, and includes research and case studies. This course culminates the associate's degree of management.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 211 or MGT 221 or MGT 241.
Management Seminar4
MGT 250
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4 Quarter Hours

Teaches the fundamental concepts and theories of conflict resolution and negotiation as well as the application of these concepts and theories through exercises and case analysis.

Conflict Management4
MGT 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the effects of environmental change on organizations and organizational systems. Emphasis is placed on sustaining change by building organizational capability involving human resources and organizational practices which have the potential to sustain the organization's ability to continually adapt in a dynamic environment. Topics include organizational behavior, groups and interpersonal influence, strategic interventions, approaches to systems, system analysis and design, implementation techniques, monitoring, complementary human assets, contextual relations, and linkages. Specific examples are drawn from industry experience and models.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Organizational Change4
MGT 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of leadership and management styles and their application. Emphasis is on problem-solving, collaboration, managing resources, ethical behavior, using appropriate leadership style, team-building, and characteristics of effective leadership.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222.
Applied Leadership4
MGT 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines factors that shape the cultural diversity on a global business. Students develop the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate management techniques to effectively use diversity as an asset of the organization. Emphasis is on culture, demographic trends, environmental issues, social issues, economic issues and ethical concerns in a global business scenario.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222.
Globalization and Diversity4
MGT 350
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the expanding role of service organizations in the economy, with specific focus on service firm operations, management, customer relations, marketing, and organization.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222.
Services Management4
MGT 405
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the evolution and development of various contemporary management approaches and their application. The goal is to portray a selection of individuals whose ideas have made a difference in the way we practice business management. Students will learn to synthesize the thoughts and apply the concepts of current management thinkers in order to be a more effective leader.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222.
Contemporary Management Strategies4
MGT 422
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to a broad scope and major strategic, tactical, and operational decisions of operations management, as well as important interactions with other functional areas. Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the operations function and includes the following topics: product/process selection and design, facility location and layout, capacity, material management, inventory planning and control, and quality management.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 311, MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Operations Management4
MGT 442
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines factors that shape cultural diversity on a global basis. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate management techniques to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines cultures and business practices among key global marketplaces.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 301 or MGT 311 or PSY 231.
Global Management4
5 Year MSIS Program - Required Courses16 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with 5 Year MSIS Program​ - 187

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS 615
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Human Behavior Management of Organizations4
BUS 678
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Research and Statistics for Managers4
MIS 511
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview for students of Information System, and prepares them to be successful in their professional roles as well as for future academic studies in the field. An emphasis is placed on how management can use information and information technology to gain competitive advantage, increase productivity, and make better and timelier decisions particularly when formulating business strategy and policy.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511.
Management Information Systems4
MIS 521
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4 Quarter Hours

Guides an IS project manager through the what, when, and how of the work necessary to take a project from its fledgling idea to successful deployment in an efficient and effective manner. This course will provide the tools, skills and knowledge for successful planning, organization, and implementation of information systems and emphasizes the use of real-world examples and applications. Common mistakes and pitfalls in project management when used in designing information systems will be discussed. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511.
Information Systems Project Management4
Web Development Minor - Required Courses16 Hours

Total quarter hours required for graduation with Web Development Minor - 195

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
WEB 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

Teaches students to use the Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) to create Web pages and sites. Topics will include: Web page and Web site design; common HTML programming techniques; proper and effective use of space, color and animation in Web pages; and emergent technology in the field.

HTML Programming4
WEB 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation in Web site development through practice and hands-on activities. Students prepare Web-based solutions through thoughtful, structured design with a focus on content structure as well as presentation. Web pages are developed using current methodology including CSS and HTML5.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 111B.
Web Development I4
WEB 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops students' skills in utilizing Java-script and HTML. Enables students to integrate Java-script and HTML to create interactive Web sites that include pop-up windows, pop-up menus, and image rollovers. This course includes working with forms, images, frames, windows and cookies.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 111B, CS 111.
Web Scripting4
WEB 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Enables students to work with CGI/scripts for creating interactive Web applications. Students will install and modify scripts as part of site development projects. The course also includes Web-database integration.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 211.
Interactive Web Design4
Web Development Minor - Select 2 Courses from the Following8 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
WEB 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

Instructs students in the creation of a Web site and in the use of Web page development tools. Students apply their skills in the creation of Web pages using text, graphics, tables, and frames. This course will enable students to create their own Web pages and Web sites for publishing information on the Internet. Emphasis on effective design and layout of Web pages and sites is provided.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or WEB 111B.
World Wide Web Design4
WEB 132
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides professional level Web site development through practice and hands-on activities. Students prepare professional level Web-based solutions for multiple Internet capable devices through thoughtful, structured design with a focus on content structure as well as presentation. Web pages are developed using current enhanced methodology including JavaScript and jQuery.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 131.
Web Development II4
WEB 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to Web-development tools for animation. Enables students to produce Web sites with interactive objects, graphics, and animation.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 111B.
Web Multi-Media4
WEB 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with exposure to how Web sites are used by businesses. Students will develop retail storefronts, marketing and customer service sites, intranets, and extranets to apply the technical learning from the previous classes and to understand how businesses can use these tools. At the end of this course, students will be able to effectively plan how a Web site fits a company's strategy and will have developed a portfolio of Web site designs.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 221.
Internet Commerce4
WEB 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of using alternative server-side technology such as PHP to produce interactive Web sites, site development, and database integration.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 221.
Server-Side Programming4
WEB 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides experienced Flash designers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to create event-driven animation and interactive Web elements. Introduction of core ActionScript concepts is also included.

Prerequisite(s):
WEB 201.
ActionScript Programming4
Program Description

Information Systems professionals serve as strategic liaisons between administrative and technological functions of an organization. I.S. professionals integrate business processes and complex information technology while serving as consultants, designers, or implementers of new solutions that assist an organization in achieving goals. Related occupations include information systems manager, chief information officer, project manager, computer systems analyst, and systems administrator.

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