The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems (BAS IS) is a broad-based, rigorous degree designed for students with a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Students entering OC’s BAS IS program are expected to already have a strong IT foundation. The required program prerequisite courses or equivalents provide foundational knowledge that upper division BAS IS courses will build upon. The program prepares graduates to strategically plan, manage and apply information technology solutions to business processes and challenges.
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BAS IS Sample Courses
BAS IS Sample Courses
- IS 300 - IS Foundations
- IS 337 - Information Assurance I
- IS 390 - IS Reading and Research
- IS 346 - LAN Administration IV
- IS 350 - Project Management I
- IS 330 - Databases & Data Analysis
- IS 302 - Information Systems Integration
- IS 470 - Enterprise Systems
- IS 305 - Scripting for Automation
- IS 415 - Informatics/Analytics
What is an Applied Bachelor’s Degree?
Applied bachelor’s degrees fill skills gaps in practical, market-driven fields where job requirements have advanced beyond the associate degree level. They add junior and senior levels to two-year professional technical education. Students build upon their already valuable two-year degrees to land higher-paying jobs and promotions, while employers get rounded skill sets they seek in bachelor’s degrees.
Is the Information Systems program right for me?
This broad-based, rigorous degree is designed for students with a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Students entering OC’s BAS IS program are expected to already have a strong IT foundation. The required program prerequisite courses (or equivalents) provide foundational knowledge that upper division BAS IS courses will build upon. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems will prepare you to strategically plan, manage and apply information technology solutions to business processes and challenges.
Is the class schedule flexible?
The schedule is designed for busy students. Most classes are offered as hybrids, which means classes are available in a combination of online and face-to-face formats. Generally, classes meet two to three evenings a week. The remaining work is online, creating a lot of scheduling flexibility. The campus meetings will allow you to get to know faculty and other peers, while taking advantage of the college’s comprehensive campus resources and support services.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems program, all students will be able to:
- Develop organizational solutions based on information systems, applying integrated problem-solving techniques and systems thinking.
- Analyze and develop recommendations for information systems design and implementation in accordance with best practices and standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and ethical and social considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property.
- Apply effective collaborative and communication skills in a wide range of technical team environments and evaluate the success of various team strategies based on the project goals and constraints.
- Develop successful and respectful relationships with clients, coworkers, managers, and stakeholders, applying a wide range of adaptive and effective communication skills to convey complex technical concepts.
- Present and compare industry standard tools and applications in content delivery across various media, including Web, mobile and client/server environments, and discuss how they support the organization's goals.
- Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues, and security.
- Perform analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of computer-based systems, following established procedures and stressing software development best practices.
- Critically evaluate and analyze data using proven methods to aid organizational decision-making.
- Design professional development strategies for evaluating, recommending, and applying new techniques, technologies, computer languages and user requirements as both the needs of the organization and capabilities of the technology emerge.