Course Descriptions

MIS 1050 BASIC COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (3 credits)
Students gain the computer skills needed to succeed in their academic careers and in today's workplace. Major topics include basic computer operations and software productivity tools: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and email. Students learn the mechanics of using Microsoft Office productivity tools; how to select the most appropriate productivity tool for a task; and how to efficiently use these tools to store data, analyze data, and communicate information.

MIS 1110 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)
Explores current Information Systems concepts and technologies. Students learn how information systems give a business or organization a competitive edge by providing technologies that help managers plan, control, and make decisions. Includes topics such as hardware and software components of an information system, e-business concepts and implementation, and a survey of common information systems used today.

MIS 1200 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (3 credits)
Introduces students to fundamental programming concepts and techniques. Topics include the development and documentation of logic, syntax, programming control structures, data structures, programming paradigms, and a survey of modern programming languages. Focuses on the problem solving process as it applies to the development of computer programs. In a hands-on environment, students will design, code, and test simple programs. An introductory programming course which does not require any prior programming experience.
Prerequisite: MIS 1050 or MIS 1600

MIS 1300 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE (3 credits)
Students will develop a thorough understanding of the current operating systems, networks, and communications infrastructure. Includes an understanding of the functions of operating systems, fundamental automated data and voice communications concepts and terminology, and modes of data transmission, transmission media, and different types of networks.

MIS 1600 ADVANCED OFFICE APPLICATIONS (3 credits)
Students learn how to accomplish specific business processing objectives by organizing and manipulating data in an electronic spreadsheet and a database. Covers both intermediate and advanced features of spreadsheets and database management programs. Emphasis will be placed on the efficient utilization of spreadsheets and databases to produce information that is meaningful in making business decisions. Students gain hands-on experience using current spreadsheet and database programs.

MIS 1800 COLLABORATION AND WEB PROGRAMMING (3 credits)
Introduces students to basic elements of collaborative tools and web programming concepts. Students use these tools to develop skills in business process integration with web applications.

MIS 2140 BUSINESS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING I (3 credits)
Introduces students to the elements of business programming using a selected programming language. Study of the program development cycle and practice designing and writing business application programs. In designing programs, students will learn to identify program requirements, data requirements, user interface requirements, and the programming processes needed to develop a solution. Based on their designs, students will code, test, and evaluate their programs.

MIS 2150 BUSINESS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING II (3 credits)
Advances the student's knowledge of programming concepts and design principles acquired in MIS 2140. Students will develop more advanced algorithms and use more complex data structures. Concepts of GUI, web enabled, and event-driven programming will be utilized.
Prerequisite: MIS 2140

MIS 3100 GRAPHICS AND WEB DESIGN (3 credits)
Focuses on web concepts and high quality web design as well as digital image/graphic design and manipulation for the web and print media. Important issues such as sequential communication, editorial design, and visual communication for the web will be studied and applied within this course. Students will integrate text, digital images/graphics, and other design applications into website design. Website and digital image design will be applied using the most powerful and up to date industry software (Adobe Creative Suite).
Prerequisites: MIS 1050 or MIS 1600

MIS 3200 DATABASE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION (3 credits)
The design, implementation, and maintenance of databases play a key role in the success of modern information systems. Students examine the logical design and physical organization of data in an enterprise database. Various approaches to data management are covered including relational database management systems. Topics include the advantages of using database management systems, the proper design and implementation of a database, accessing and manipulating data using Structured Query Language (SQL), and the role of a database administrator.
Prerequisite: MIS 2140

MIS 3250 ERP BUSINESS APPLICATIONS–SAP (3 credits)
Introduces students to the concepts used with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Students examine the relationships and interdependence of programs used to create information systems for organizations. Customer relationship, supply chain, production, and financial system models will be featured. Implementation issues are examined for SAP including technical structure.

MIS 3300 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
Students will examine the significant role that project management plays in the successful completion of an information technology project. The skills, tools, and best practices used to effectively manage a project from its inception to successful closure will be discussed. Students will learn how to control the scope, time, cost, and quality of projects, and gain hands-on experience using project management software.
Prerequisite: MIS 1050 or MIS 1600

MIS 3400 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3 credits)
Examines the various tools and methodologies for the development and implementation of a business information system. Students will also examine the logical and physical organizations of data in an enterprise database. The systems approach is covered in detail in conjunction with current concepts of systems analysis and design. The life cycle concept, the importance of implementing controls during the planning, analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of a management information system to solve business management problems are highlighted.

MIS 3850 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credits)
Various topics in management information systems. These may be one-time or occasional course offerings.
Prerequisite: Dependent on specific course content

MIS 3990 INTERNSHIP (3 credits)
The internship (400 hours of paid employment) is designed to provide the student with supervised on-the-job training. A contract between the college, student, and employer provides the groundwork. Objectives, evaluations, written log, and a study of the organization are designed to provide a realistic learning experience.
Prerequisite: Department chair approval

MIS 4000 ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT (3 credits)
Capstone course for the MIS concentration and is designed to consolidate the business and information systems knowledge acquired during the completion of the program. The skills, tools, and best practices used to effectively manage a project from its inception to successful closure will be discussed. Student teams will manage an information systems project that improves business operations. Students will apply project management best practices as they work through the project life cycle. This course promotes the development of consultative communications skills and interpersonal skills with team members and other project stakeholders.
Prerequisite: MIS 3400

MIS 4110 SYSTEMS PROJECT I (3 credits)
Students majoring in MIS apply the concepts learned in prior courses along with new knowledge about computer system analysis and design to step through the entire systems development life cycle in a team environment. A business process will be analyzed and documented for a selected business. Emphasis will be placed on the overall design of a business information system using a macro perspective as well as interaction with other systems. The analysis of the business process and the data design will be completed within this course.
Prerequisite: MIS 3400

MIS 4210 SYSTEMS PROJECT II (3 credits)
Students majoring in MIS work within assigned teams to develop the business systems designed in MIS 4110 Systems Project I course. Students will use various programming languages and database systems to develop components of the designed business application. The project plan will be utilized to track the progress of the project timeline and costs. Documentation will be developed for both users and developers for the project. A project implementation plan will be developed for the completed project.
Prerequisite: MIS 4110