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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Systems, AAS

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The Business Information Systems program is intended for the student who is interested in an entry-level programming career in a client/ server environment or in the areas of electronic commerce or database applications. This is especially true of the career opportunities in PC-related programming fields, as well as the newer fields of electronic commerce and databases.

The BIS degree will enable a student to study a variety of different areas related to PC programming and associated applications. This program emphasizes flexibility to allow a student to take courses that relate to specific areas of interest. It is also possible for the student to take coursework from several different but related areas of study. For example, many electronic commerce applications use databases as an integral part of their business. These combined skills will give the student a more marketable background in this competitive field.

Information Technology careers require more diversity of skills and abilities than in the past. Employers are looking for employees with a variety of skills in related areas. Many projects today require a variety of computer-related skills and business knowledge. This degree will address those demands through flexible course selection and exposure to a variety of programming skills and tools.

For more information about the Business Information Systems program, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny, Urban, West

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Successful completion of CSC 110  or equivalent.
  5. Successful completion of ADM 105  or equivalent strongly recommended.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Business Information Systems AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 2

Semester 3

(It is recommended that students take one course as a Summer term course.)

Semester 4

Option 1 Courses - Language Package

Students are required to complete any 2 Language Packages as shown below.

Cobol Programmer Package:

Visual Casic Programmer Package:

Java Developer Package:

C++ Programmer Package:

C# Programmer Package:

Option 2 Courses

Students are required to complete at least 3 of these courses.


In addition to the courses listed above that can fulfill Option 2, students may fulfill part of Option 2 by taking 6-7 credits from the courses listed under the Language Packages. This allows students to study an additional language or take individual courses from the packages. Students may not double-count courses for both Option 1 and Option 2.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 65

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