Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems: Associate in Science


The Business Information Systems Associate of Science will prepare students in a wide range of information systems skills such as office application software, systems analysis and design, programming, data communication and networking, accounting, and business communications. These skills will prepare a student to enter into or advance within career patterns of the business information systems industry. The goal for the Business Information Systems Associate of Science is to provide an opportunity for students to complete an intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the business information systems field.


Required Core (28 units)

INFS P100 Introduction to Information Systems

3 units

INFS P210 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design

3 units

INFS P113 Introduction to Programming Concepts Methodologies

3 units

INFS P220 Data Communications and Networking

3 units

INFS P180 Management Database Technology

3 units

INFS P010 Introduction to Word Processing/Word

2 units

INFS P020 Introduction to Spreadsheets/Excel

2 units

ACCT P110 Financial Accounting

3 units

BSAD P132 Business Communications

3 units

BSAD P101 Introduction to Business

3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

1. PC General Education Pattern
2. IGETC Pattern
3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Summer 2017

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will be able to demonstrate fundamental and comprehensive understanding of the current field of computing upon which future growth within the field can be realized.; demonstrate computer competencies necessary to compete in the business world.; use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems and explore options for their solutions; use effective approaches for problem-solving and data modeling; design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate those components into the user environment; demonstrate awareness of the ethical concerns of computing professionals.

Career Opportunities

Gainful Employment

Additional Resources

January 11, 2018
Kern Community College District