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Business Information Systems/Personal Computer Applications BIPCA.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Business Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

Industry is seeking information technology staff who have technical skills in a variety of software applications and can integrate applications to maximize productivity. High demand skills include problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Courses in this program will develop students' skills in computer application software, troubleshooting software issues, and operating systems.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the flow of information, media and documents throughout the life cycle; input, processing, output, distribution, use, storage, retrieval and disposition.
  • Identify good human relations skills in various settings such as one-to-one, team and groups.
  • Assess business problems using analytical and critical thought processes to identify the best technology solution.
  • Apply quantitative skills appropriate to business information occupations.
  • Use specialized terminology effectively.

Career Opportunities

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.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 3
ACC 1210 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
BIS 1201 Keyboarding & Document Formatting 3
BIS 1220 Word Processing Software 3
BIS 1400 Customer Service 3
BIS 1230 Spreadsheet Software 3
BIS 1260 Database Software 3
BIS 2140 Records Management 2
BIS 2270 Business Information Systems Internship 2
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1350 Web Site Development with HTML & CSS 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1199 Textual Editing 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
MAT 1120 Business Mathematics 3
(COM 2206 OR COM 2225) 3
(MAN 2150 OR MAN 1107) 3
(BIS 1500 OR CIS 1130) 3
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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).

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.