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Business Information Systems

Technology Changes… Advance Your Skills with Business Information Systems

The personal computer technology and the growth of information are reshaping the office and the role of the end user and information worker. Our department works to prepare graduates for employment and provide existing professionals with opportunities to update and enhance their current knowledge.

Programs in business information systems are designed to give you a competitive advantage as a job-seeker, while also teaching you valuable skills as an individual.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy working with technology.
  • You like to be a part of a team, even as a decision-maker or leader.
  • You are interested in information technology and support.
  • You would like to learn more about how to use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

Students will gain experience in using technology for business administration, communication, and decision support. BIS programs combine courses in business software applications, business ethics, communications, customer service, decision making, and office procedures, which provide students with the skills they need for the everyday running of a business.

Certificate Programs

One-year Technical Certificate

Business Information Systems/Information Processing

This one-year certificate is intended to provide specialized training necessary to work with personal computers and end-user software applications. Students master the basics of customer service, workplace technology and electronic files management to provide administrative support in a variety of entry-level office positions.

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Business Information Systems/Medical Office Specialist

In this one-year certificate, students receive specialized training necessary to work with personal computers and end-user software applications in a medical office environment.

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Business Information Systems/Personal Computers in Business

This one-year certificate is intended for those with higher education and/or skills who want to update their knowledge with personal computer techniques. Students will learn how to use personal computers for business administration, decision support and financial applications.

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Short-term Technical Certificate

Software Applications for the Professional

This certificate provides office workers, managers, professionals and those interested in acquiring knowledge for personal use the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in a variety of current software common in today's work environments.

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Degree Programs

Business Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science

Current and future industry/business needs require information technology support staff competent in a number of software programs and capable of integrating applications to be more productive. Support staff members, as well as all information technology workers, are required to work in teams, actively participate as customer service agents, and use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

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Program Accreditation Information
This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Association (CHEA).


Business Information Systems/Medical Office - Associate of Applied Science

Current and future industry/business needs require information technology support staff in health care settings to be competent in a number of software programs, knowledgeable about the evolving health care industry, and capable of integrating applications to be more productive. Staff members are required to work in teams, actively participate as customer service agents and use new technologies to maximize business productivity.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Association (CHEA).


Business Information Systems/Personal Computer Applications - Associate of Applied Science

Current and future industry/business needs require information technology support staff competent in a number of software programs and capable of integrating applications to be more productive. Support staff members, as well as all information technology workers, are required to work in teams, actively participate as customer service agents and use new technologies to maximize business productivity. Courses in this program will develop students' skills in computer application software, troubleshooting software and operating systems.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Association (CHEA).


Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in business information systems, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the business information system programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: