Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Information Systems (BIS)


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Program Description


Why Choose MMCC?

Your path to becoming an office professional starts here Are you organized and efficient? Can you develop processes that position a team and an office for success? If so, you might be an ideal candidate for our BIS program and for a career in administrative support and office information. Office assistants provide essential services that keep businesses running smoothly. Because industries have specific needs, MMCC offers training in a variety of skills that prepare graduates for success in medical, legal, and corporate office environments. Our Associate Degree in BIS equips graduates for entry into a vast number of careers including administrative assistant, assistant manager, operations office associate, and customer service representative. Fast career entry Our Associate Degree in BIS can be earned in less than two years when students attend full time. Our certificate program and training credentials (legal office, medical office, and records information management) can position you for career entry even quicker. Learning beyond the classroom BIS students gain real-world experience through internship and co-op experiences, in which they put their studies to use in local offices. These hands-on experiences connect our students to area employers and position them for success.

Career Information

Information clerks or administrative assistants are integral to offices. Often the first point of contact in professional settings, administrative professionals keep offices running smoothly and work in medical, legal, or corporate settings. Information clerks help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to customers’ questions or concerns. Secretaries and administrative assistants perform clerical and organizational tasks and play an important role in the customer service of a business.

Job/Career Outlook


  • Information Clerks: Median pay is $15.41/hour or $32,050/year
  • Administrative Assistants: Approx. $17.55/hour or $36,500/year.

Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*:

  • For Information Clerks: 2%
  • For Administrative Assistants: 3%

For Information Clerks or Secretaries/Administrative Assistants. *Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures.

Degrees & Program Pathways

Suggested Sequence of Courses First Semester

  • BIS 120 Office Mathematics
  • CIS 100 Introduction to Information Systems
  • BIS 164 Business Communications I

Second Semester

  • BIS 136 Terminology and Proofreading
  • BIS 142 Intermediate Word Processing/Keyboarding
  • BIS 200 Advanced Word Processing Applications

Third Semester

  • BIS 230 Transcription I
  • BIS 240 Advanced Word Processing/Keyboarding
  • BIS 250 Records Management
  • BIS 264 Business Communications II

Fourth Semester

  • BIS 127 Applied Office Accounting
  • BIS 234 Transcription II
  • BIS 254 Office Procedures
  • BIS 260 Co-op

Student Testimonials

Heidi Minthorn "I would highly recommend the BIS program here at MMCC. In the spring of 2016, I earned my certificate as a Medical Office Specialist from Mid Michigan Community College. The Business Information Systems Program here at MMCC is exceptional. Being the mom of three boys and working while going to school full time, I found that the classes fit well with my busy schedule. I took online as well as on-campus classes to obtain my degree. They are both great. The BIS class sizes at MMCC are small and cover practical material using a hands-on approach that is useful in real-life situations, as well as on-the-job experiences. The BIS instructors are wonderful. They articulate the materials well and make it easy to understand. They are friendly, courteous and willing to help students by answering questions and giving individualized attention".

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

MMCC offers a start that provides something rich and unique. Whether you’re looking to save money on your four-year or advanced educational plans, you’re coming back to college as a non-traditional st ... Read More

MMCC offers a start that provides something rich and unique. Whether you’re looking to save money on your four-year or advanced educational plans, you’re coming back to college as a non-traditional student, or you want to enter into a career in two years or less through one of our trade, technical, or occupational programs, we’re confident that you’ll Get More at Mid. Read less
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