Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) is a part-time certificate program designed to help you upgrade your professional designations. Delivered by distance learning (online), the program attracts working professionals from a wide range of positions within the public and private sectors. It enables you to build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, balanced by practical application, in computing and information systems, together with specialized knowledge in the areas of networks, databases, the Internet, business information technology, and education and workplace training.
The CBIS program comprises five core and four elective courses. You enrol in one course at a time and study at your own pace through distance education. It’s a convenient way to learn and a great combination of theory and practice that will shape your perspective on a rapidly changing work environment.
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You can take individual courses—in a distance education format—or work through the entire CBIS program toward the certificate. Courses are continually updated to reflect current trends in information technology. You will be able to apply what you learn to working with business information systems, as well as developing critical thinking and analytical skills about the uses of information technology generally. Some of the courses in the CBIS program also count towards other certificate programs offered through Continuing Studies, such as the Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) and the Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration (CBA or DBA).
Some of the courses in the CBIS program also cont towards other certificate programs offered through Continuing Studies, such as the Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) and the Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration (CBA or DBA).
In order to align CBIS with other courses and certificate programs offered across the Division of Continuing Studies, the Senate Committee on Continuing Studies has approved a change to the CBIS program requirements.
As of January 1, 2010, the CBIS program will be comprised of 5 core and 4 elective courses as listed in the CBIS Program Change Announcement.
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