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Computer Information Systems: Management Information Systems (MIS)

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Computer Information Systems: Management Information Systems (MIS) - Certificate (B40)

The management information systems (MIS) certificate consists of a core of courses which systematically edifies the students who are interested in professional careers relating to the analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems in businesses. The courses integrate theory and case studies of the implementation of the various components of information systems. This certificate may also be the means for advancement to higher levels in employment and education.

Work and Employment

Employees who are involved in the management information systems area may have various backgrounds including general business, management, marketing, and computer science. This certificate will give those employees the additional knowledge to make effective decisions involving their company's information systems.

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815-835-6251
  • Greg Noack, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815-835-6434

Total Hours Required - 16 Hours

Major Field Requirements

  • CIS101 - Fund of Computer Info Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer information systems through a comprehensive study of the development, history, growth, and application of the computer as a tool of information systems. The student will gain a functional understanding of computer hardware, systems software, storage devices, telecommunications, database theory and applications, operating systems, programming languages, software development, systems analysis and design, and management information systems. Issues of computer security, Internet, and ethics will be stressed throughout the course. The student will be provided with a balance of real-world applications and technical information of information systems. The student will participate in introductory computer laboratory exercises emphasizing word processing and electronic spreadsheet. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS130 - Information Systems Management ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed for students and managers who desire an overview of contemporary information systems technology management. Computer, telecommunications, and office systems management topics explain the relevant issues of effective management of information systems activities and highlight the areas of greatest potential application of the technology within corporate environments. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS210 - Systems Analysis & Design ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course focuses on the analysis, design, implementation and documentation of complete business systems. Emphasis on project management and general management of business information systems will be presented. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS214 - Computer Operating Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides a theoretical approach to computer operating systems. New and old operating systems will be examined with emphasis on changes made in recent years. An exhaustive survey of operating systems in use in business today and how technicians maintain and support them will be completed. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS229 - Database Management Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides a theoretical approach to database management systems. Topics included are data security, web-enabled systems design and programming for systems, large-scale databases and data warehouses, system requirements, database performance, and SQL for database queries. Physical and logical database design and models will also be examined. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Elective - 1 Hours

  • CIS Elective

Suggested Program

First Semester - 4 Hours

  • CIS Elective - 1 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS101 - Fund of Computer Info Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer information systems through a comprehensive study of the development, history, growth, and application of the computer as a tool of information systems. The student will gain a functional understanding of computer hardware, systems software, storage devices, telecommunications, database theory and applications, operating systems, programming languages, software development, systems analysis and design, and management information systems. Issues of computer security, Internet, and ethics will be stressed throughout the course. The student will be provided with a balance of real-world applications and technical information of information systems. The student will participate in introductory computer laboratory exercises emphasizing word processing and electronic spreadsheet. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Second Semester - 6 Hours

  • CIS214 - Computer Operating Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides a theoretical approach to computer operating systems. New and old operating systems will be examined with emphasis on changes made in recent years. An exhaustive survey of operating systems in use in business today and how technicians maintain and support them will be completed. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS229 - Database Management Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides a theoretical approach to database management systems. Topics included are data security, web-enabled systems design and programming for systems, large-scale databases and data warehouses, system requirements, database performance, and SQL for database queries. Physical and logical database design and models will also be examined. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Third Semester - 6 Hours

  • CIS130 - Information Systems Management ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed for students and managers who desire an overview of contemporary information systems technology management. Computer, telecommunications, and office systems management topics explain the relevant issues of effective management of information systems activities and highlight the areas of greatest potential application of the technology within corporate environments. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS210 - Systems Analysis & Design ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course focuses on the analysis, design, implementation and documentation of complete business systems. Emphasis on project management and general management of business information systems will be presented. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week