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BCIS 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Business Computer Applications
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented use of the Internet. Topics include computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102025404

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BCIS 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Programming in Visual BASIC
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Introduction to business programming techniques using Visual BASIC with an emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102025204


BCIS 2390 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Systems Analysis and Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Any programming course or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Analysis of business information needs and preparation of specifications and requirements for appropriate data system solutions. Topics include information requirements analysis, specification development and writing, prototype evaluation, and network application interfaces. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1105015104


BCIS 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Advanced Programming in Visual BASIC
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: BCIS 1431 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Advanced applications and business programming techniques using Visual BASIC. Topics include file access methods, data structures, modular programming, program testing, and documentation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102025304



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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