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Computer Business Information Systems

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

If you enjoy using technology and helping others then a career in information technology may be for you. The Computer and Business Information Systems (CBIS) program is a comprehensive certificate where you will learn business concepts along with needed technical skills to help support a company’s information systems’ needs. This is a Tech Prep program (see “Programs of Study” for information about Tech Prep).

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Business Information Systems will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of business, and how they relate to information systems needs of a business.
  • Use effective written and oral communication to support business information systems needs.
  • Develop technical skills to analyze and solve problems both independently and in teams, using a variety of problem-solving approaches and selecting the appropriate software.
  • Analyze/design/develop/deploy/maintain and manage business applications.

Program Requirements

Required core courses (27 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CBIS 101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3.0
CBIS 108 Networking and Administration 3.0
CBIS 112 Intro to Visual Basic Program 3.0
CBIS 141 Microsoft Excel-Comprehensive 3.0
CBIS 142 Microsoft Access-Comprehensive 3.0
CBIS 321 Internet Business Applications 3.0
EL 105 PC Preventive Maintenance and Upgrading 3.0

Recommended electives:

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 102 Marketing 3.0
BUS 104 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUS 106 Small Business Management 3.0
CBIS 399 Special Topics in Computer Business Information Systems 0.5 - 3.0 units