Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.
The BAS in Information Systems and Technology (IST) will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in one of four concentration areas: application development, business intelligence, systems administration and information security. See the IBIT website for individual concentration information.
Concentrations & requirements:
View the degree requirements for each BAS concentration:
- Application Development Concentration – prepares for jobs as application developers, web developers, mobile applications developers, systems analysts and QA associates/analysts.
- Business Intelligence Concentration – prepares for jobs as database developers, business intelligence developers, data analysts/report writers, and electronic data interchange (EDI) specialists.
- Information Security Concentration – prepares for jobs such as information systems security analyst, data security administrator, information security officer, and more.
- System Administration Concentration – prepares for jobs such as systems administrator, networking associate, information technology specialist, network administrator, and more.
These certificates prepare students for entry and mid-level Business Intelligence (BI) positions in a variety of industries utilizing BI tools to analyze and report on data in a BI environment, and server as a team on business intelligence and data warehousing projects.
Worksheet covers all degree concentrations.
Program graduates should be able to:
- Apply core competencies learned in the graduate’s chosen concentration to function as a successful professional in the field of Information Systems and Technology
- Apply a broad understanding of information systems and technology, creative problem-solving techniques and systems thinking to developing organizational solutions
- Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to apply information technology in support of organizational goals
- Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, implementation and administration of information technology systems
- Work efficiently and effectively applying sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
- Analyze the local and global impact of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society
- Apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property
- Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning
- Analyze and apply sustainable business practices
- Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project
Individuals must have:
- A technical associate’s degree in an information technology related field from a regionally accredited institution
- Completed college courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses required for associate’s degree in IT
- At least 30 credits of general education requirements completed as part of the associate’s degree
Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:
- Complete 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division
- Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. Check online at All Credits Classes & Descriptions
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science in Information Systems and Technology, prospective students must submit the following:
- Completed general Bellevue College admission form
- Non-refundable general admission fee $34
- Completed bachelor of applied science application form
- Non-refundable application fee of $75
- Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology is a self-support program and therefore does not necessarily follow the upper division tuition schedule published in the college catalog and quarterly schedule. Tuition includes applicable college and course fees, plus current per credit rates published online.
These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.
Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.
This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.
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Last Updated September 28, 2016