BAS in Information Systems and Technology (IST)

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What is IST?

Bellevue College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Information Systems and Technology (IST) meets the explicit need employers have identified for systems administrators, security analysts, data specialists and application developers through providing a pathway to the baccalaureate for students with two-year technical associate degrees in IT. The decision to offer this particular degree was based in part on findings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that a bachelor’s degree is now considered the minimum level of education for a variety of IT occupations. As a result, more students, along with existing IT professionals, will need to continue their education at the bachelor’s level.

The BAS degree program in Information Systems and Technology has 3 specialized concentration areas for students to choose from.  More information about each concentration is available on the applicable tab.

Application Development        Business Intelligence       Cyber Security & Systems Administration

Application Development

This concentration will include fundamentals of programming, OOP, design patterns and practices, database applications, web technologies, and application environments, including mobile devices and the cloud.

Prerequisites


All students must complete the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the BAS Information Systems & Technology degree program with the Application Development concentration:

  • Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (and a cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • English Composition (5 Cr)
    • The Research Paper (5 Cr) or Technical Writing (5 Cr)
    • MATH 130 / MATH& 141 / or higher (5 Cr)
    • 5 credits of Humanities from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Natural Science from AAS-DTA transfer list (5-6 Cr)
    • Technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.
  • Technical prerequisites for Application Development Concentration
    • PROG 109
    • PROG 110
    • PROG 120
    • PROG 123
    • PROG 160
    • PROG 209
    • PROG 210
    • PROG 260
    • PROG 272

Notice: This list is for informational purposes only. Please verify information with the IBIT office before making decisions based on this information.

Degree Requirements


The full set of degree requirements are listed on the Degree worksheet.


Standard BAS IST Application Development Course Schedule

**Schedules subject to change
Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinter Spring
ISIT 320 Advanced Web DevelopmentISIT 420 Advanced Data Access TechniquesISIT 322 Developing Mobile Applications
TECH 223 Using & Supporting LinuxISIT 328 Information Security EssentialsBUS 101 Introduction to Business
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
Year 4FallWinter Spring
ISIT 422 Application ArchitectureISIT 324 Software Testing200 level Social Science class
BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management
*For 2018/2019 admitted students: BUS 230 Project Management
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & TechnologyBUS 355 Business of IT
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II
Part-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinter Spring
ISIT 320 Advanced Web DevelopmentISIT 420 Advanced Data Access TechniquesISIT 322 Developing Mobile Applications
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesISIT 328 Information Security EssentialsBUS 101 Introduction to Business
Year 4FallWinter Spring
TECH 223 Using & Supporting LinuxPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
ISIT 422 Application ArchitectureISIT 324 Software TestingBUS 355 Business of IT
Year 5FallWinter Spring
BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management
*For 2018/2019 admitted students: BUS 230 Project Management
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & Technology200 level Social Science class
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II

Other Information

Business Intelligence

This concentration prepares graduates for roles in data management and data analysis. The concentration includes design and implementation of relational databases and data warehousing, data interchange, skills in predictive analytics, visualization, reporting and performance management.

Prerequisites


All students must complete the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the BAS Information Systems & Technology degree program with the Business Intelligence concentration:

  • Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (and a cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • English Composition (5 Cr)
    • The Research Paper (5 Cr) or Technical Writing (5 Cr)
    • MATH 130 (5 Cr)
    • 5 credits of Humanities from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Natural Science from AAS-DTA transfer list (5-6 Cr)
    • Technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

Notice: This list is for informational purposes only. Please verify information with the IBIT office before making decisions based on this information.

Degree Requirements


The full set of degree requirements are listed on the Degree worksheet.


Standard BAS IST Business Intelligence Course Schedule

**Schedules subject to change
Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
ISIT 331 Applied Database ConceptsISIT 330 Business Intelligence ApplicationsISIT 332 Data Warehousing
ISIT 333 Applied Programming ConceptsISIT 328 Information Security EssentialsBUS 101 Introduction to Business
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
Year 4FallWinterSpring
ISIT 334 Data Visualization Tools & TechniquesBI Elective (TBD)200 level Social Science class
BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management
*For 2018/2019 admitted students: BUS 230 Project Management
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & TechnologyBUS 355 Business of IT
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II
Part-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
ISIT 331 Applied Database ConceptsISIT 330 Business Intelligence ApplicationsISIT 332 Data Warehousing
ISIT 333 Applied Programming ConceptsISIT 328 Information Security EssentialsBUS 101 Introduction to Business
Year 4FallWinterSpring
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
ISIT 334 Data Visualization Tools & TechniquesBI Elective (TBD)BUS 355 Business of IT
Year 5FallWinterSpring
BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management
*For 2018/2019 admitted students: BUS 230 Project Management
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & Technology200 level Social Science class
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II

Other Information

Cyber Security and Systems Administration (CSSA)

This concentration prepares graduates to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions. Graduates will be able to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization and storage.

Prerequisites


All students must complete the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the BAS Information Systems & Technology degree program with the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration:

  • Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (and a cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • English Composition (5 Cr)
    • The Research Paper (5 Cr) or Technical Writing (5 Cr)
    • MATH 138 or higher (5 Cr)
    • 5 credits of Social Science from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • 5 credits of Humanities from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Natural Science from AAS-DTA transfer list (5-6 Cr)
    • Technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.
  • Technical prerequisites for Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration
    • IT 128
    • NSCOM 201
    • NSCOM 202
    • NSCOM 221
    • NSCOM 223
    • NSCOM 227
    • TECH 215
    • TECH 217
    • TECH 223

Notice: This list is for informational purposes only. Please verify information with the IBIT office before making decisions based on this information.

Degree Requirements


The full set of degree requirements are listed on the Degree worksheet.


Standard BAS IST Cyber Security and Systems Administration Course Schedule

**Schedules subject to change
Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinter Spring
ISIT 305 Network Security and FirewallsISIT 350 Digital Information Analysis & RecoveryISIT 454 System Hardening
ISIT 440 Administering a Linux ServerBUSIT 103 SQL FundamentalsISIT 344 Virtualization & Storage
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
Year 4FallWinter Spring
ISIT 450 Network Vulnerabilities and CountermeasuresISIT 452 Network Security MonitoringISIT 444 Automation/Configuration & Management
200 level Social Science classCMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & TechnologyBUS 355 Business of IT
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II
Part-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinter Spring
ISIT 305 Network Security and FirewallsISIT 350 Digital Information Analysis & RecoveryISIT 454 System Hardening
ISIT 440 Administering a Linux ServerBUSIT 103 SQL FundamentalsISIT 344 Virtualization & Storage
Year 4FallWinter Spring
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
200 level Social Science classISIT 452 Network Security MonitoringISIT 444 Automation/Configuration & Management
Year 5FallWinter Spring
ISIT 450 Network Vulnerabilities and CountermeasuresCMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & TechnologyBUS 355 Business of IT
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITISIT 490 Capstone IISIT 491 Capstone II

Other Information

Application Deadlines


 Starting QuarterApplication OpensFinal Deadline
Cyber Security & Systems Administration concentration onlyWinter 2019Sept 24, 2018Dec 20, 2018
Cyber Security & Systems Administration concentration onlySpring 2019Jan 2, 2019Mar 22, 2019
All BAS IST ConcentrationsFall 2019Jan 16, 2019Sept 8, 2019

How to Apply


Step 1: Apply to BC for General Admission & Complete the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning to the college after four or more quarters must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit all Official Transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC. Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2. Complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.  Processing time for general BC admission is typically 1-3 business days.


Step 2: Complete and submit the BAS application

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. If you have transfer credits, your application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and evaluated through the above process in Step 1.

Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses.
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) discussing:
    • your education and work experience;
    • advanced certifications or other educational attainments you already posses;
    • your personal and professional goals;
    • any specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program;
    • any challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals;
    • any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for BAS programs is $75.

 

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Cyber Security and Systems Administration only for Winter 2019

About Us

The BAS degree in Information Systems and Technology is a part of Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology department. Our goal is to provide students with meaningful preparation to meet the challenges of a global environment in world of IT.  For general information about the degree, use the form at the top of this page.  For specific questions or to set up an appointment you can contact the Program Manager for this degree: Shanon Reedy.

BAS IST Faculty


Charles CalvertCharles Calvert

Email: charles.calvert@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 320, ISIT 322

Biography:

I’ve been working with computers and writing code in one form or another for about 25 years. I started out with Turbo Pascal and Delphi, spent time with Java, C++, Python and Perl, and then spent a number of years working in C#. I’ve spent most of my career in industry, working first for Borland, then for a start up in Silicon Valley, and until a few years ago I was at Microsoft on the C# team. Over the last few years I’ve been interested primarily in Agile Development, JavaScript, NodeJs, Git, Linux, the cloud and various mobile devices.

I have a degree in Journalism and Computer Science from the Evergreen State College. The author of ten technical books which have sold well over 100,000 copies, Charlie currently lives in the Seattle area where he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing and skiing in the mountains.


Irene FerranteIrene Ferrante

Email: irene.ferrante@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-4078

Office Location: A254

Courses: BUS 230

Biography:

Irene is an experienced and dynamic educator with an extensive background in food service manufacturing and sales management. Proven track record of successful sales achievement and managing sales teams. Proficiency in integrating technology in the learning environment. Flexible, organized, highly motivated and passionate about management and leadership excellence.


Eric FliorEric Flior

Email: e.flior@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 450, ISIT 490, ISIT 491

Biography:

Eric has worked as a full-time penetration tester for the Boeing IS Red Team as a Cyber Security Assessment Specialist since 2013. Prior to this he worked for Boeing on their Cyber Incident Response Team. He has volunteered as a Red Team participant in the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (PRCCDC) since 2010. He is the faculty advisor for the Bellevue College PRCCDC student Blue Team.


Carl FreebergCarl Freeberg

Email: carl.freeberg@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2911

Office Location: A254

Courses: BUSIT 103

Biography:

Carl Freeberg is an Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence at Bellevue College. Prior to teaching, he was a senior consultant with over 20 years of diverse financial, IT, business planning and sales experience. His most recent consulting position was as a Value Consultant with Oracle Corporation. In that role, he helped identify opportunities with Oracle’s customers and sales teams. He collaborated with customer management to quantify real business value in Oracle’s applications. After validating potential value and helping to develop realistic business cases, he measured results to verify the realization of anticipated value.

Mr. Freeberg is a seasoned professional who has held consulting and management positions with leading companies. In 10+ years at Oracle and Hyperion Solutions, he has matched business requirements to product capabilities for hundreds of organizations in diverse industries. At Nestlé USA, he developed and managed a cross-functional Executive Information System. At Arthur Andersen, he implemented large systems for organizations as diverse as the Rapid Transit District of Los Angeles, the Internal Revenue Service and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mr. Freeberg holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and lives in Bellevue, Washington.


Kurt FriedrichKurt Friedrich

Email: kurt.friedrich@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2833

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 420, ISIT 422

Biography:

Experienced Engineering Manager, now moved onto a second career as faculty at Bellevue College’s Institute for Business & Information Technology where he develops curriculum and teaches application programming courses. He is an avid motorcyclist and does astrophotography. He really enjoys getting emails from students who have accepted jobs, and having summers off.


Debi GriggsDebi Griggs

Email: debi.griggs@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: Send e-mail to connect via Zoom.

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 338

Biography:

Energetic problem solver who enjoys working with people.

Specialties include:
Microsoft Office 2000 Expert Certification, Microsoft Office Certified Instructor, Level II PSIA Ski Instructor, Senior Specialist I Endorsement, IC3 Certified Instructor, Online Education Design, Development & Delivery, Quality Standards Rubric


Gerald HarveyGerald Harvey

Email: gerald.harvey@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A255

Courses: ISIT 344

Biography:

Gerald comes to us after serving in the IBIT department as Information Technology Manager for the Virtual Lab Program. He was the chief architect and pioneer in designing and managing the overall NSCOM and IST program content behind the scene from inception in 2013. He successfully managed all technical aspects of ensuring staff, faculty and students alike were able to maximize learning success in the new virtual lab program environment.

He brings well over 26 years of customer service excellence, organizational leadership, personnel, program, project, and IT management as well as being an Air Force commissioned officer veteran culminating a 22-year career. Snippets of his vast capabilities include managing multiple multi-million-dollar LAN/WAN and IT tech refreshes and infrastructure upgrades for a large Western Regional trauma II military healthcare facility, Madigan AMC, where he served as Director, Network Operations overseeing all aspects of IT and Network Security for the site. In another project, he managed a portion of the $100M Air force wide personnel system overhaul project leading travel and install teams to successfully convert HR programs, software, applications and hardware at bases world-wide. He has a dual Business and Management Information Systems bachelor’s degree from Saint Martin’s University, a master’s degree from Faith International University in Counseling and Divinity and is currently pursuing a doctoral strategic business leadership program.


Frank HatstatFrank Hatstat

Email: frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2485

Office Location: A255

Courses: BUS& 101, BUS 355

Biography:

I hold an Associate degree in Science and Engineering from Henry Ford College, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from City University, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. I have been very privileged both in educational opportunity and professional activities in the public sector, private sector, and academia, including being an air traffic control specialist and instructor, entrepreneur, manager, corporate trainer, state director within a national business program, consultant with a national consulting firm, associate dean, academic program chair, along with legal and appellate work. Although business and law are my passions, my favorite is doing this, helping people learn and grow through education. In my free time I like to fly, being a licensed pilot, enjoy photography, and other outdoor activities like biking and fishing.


Brie Holt PictureBrie Holt

Email: brie.holt@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (206) 214-6776

Office Location:

Courses: ISIT 330

Biography:

Brie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University in Literature. During college she changed career paths after falling in love with data analysis and writing SQL. Brie pursued positions in Seattle that allowed her to become fully immersed in the analytics world. She has worked in all facets of the industry, from tactical to strategic, and in all types of organizations, from non-profit to marketing agencies. Brie is passionate about translating data into meaningful insights and finding the best way to share that information. She works heavily in Data Visualization best practices and enjoys providing guidance and mentoring to others. Brie is currently working full-time as an Analytics Consultant and enjoys teaching in her spare time.


Stephanie Hurst PictureStephanie Hurst

Email: stephanie.hurst@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3062

Office Location: R230V

Courses: CMST 340

Biography:

Stephanie is a tenured faculty member in the Communication Studies Department. She came to Bellevue College in 2003 having previously taught at Palm Beach Community College and California State University, Long Beach. Stephanie has her M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach, where she was also the assistant to the Director of the Center for First Amendment Studies and the Freedom of Expression Foundation. Her particular interest of study and teaching is in Intercultural Communication; a field in which she is also published. Courses she has taught include Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, Advanced Organizational Communication, and Introduction to Communication. Stephanie’s teaching philosophy incorporates practical application of scholarly theory in an effort to improve students’ lives. When not teaching or researching, she can be found following her bliss via cooking, hiking or taking in a Sounders game.


Ski KacoroskiChris (Ski) Kacoroski

Email: ski.kacoroski@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 444, TECH 223

Biography:

During Ski’s 30+ years experience as a system admin and IT Manager at large and small organizations, he has seen major changes in information technology systems and their impact on organizations. He currently works as a system admin at the Northshore School District WA, an adjunct Professor at Bellevue College, and is a Drector of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA). Ski loves to teach and has given presentations and tutorials on various aspects of technology at LinuxFestNW, ACPENW, SCALE, Cascadia, and Cisco conferences along with several user groups. When not busy at a computer, Ski enjoys working in his garden, volunteering with King County Search & Rescue, and hiking in our wonderful Cascade Mountains.


Tom Lee PictureThomas Lee

Email: thomas.lee@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2504

Office Location: A255B

Courses: ISIT 305

Biography:

Tom is one of the Lead Tenured Faculty within the Networking Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) and Information Systems & Technology (IST) Programs at Bellevue College. He is alumni of the NSCOM Program and he received his BS in Technology from Eastern Washington University (EWU). Tom is certified in several areas of CompTia, Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, EMC, VMware as either a technician or a technical trainer. He is a practitioner of his crafts as he is a part-time Engineer with a large enterprise and a continuous consultant/contractor with several local, state and national agencies. At this time, he has over 16 years of direct IT experience, and growing. In his “not so much spare time” Tom goes back to his roots. He has been blowing glass for the last 20 years and he enjoys rebuilding neglected chainsaws from the early 1900’s.


Winnie Li PictureWinnie Li

Email: winnie.li@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2825

Office Location: A255G

Courses: ISIT 434

Biography:

Winnie Li was a teaching and research assistant in Statistics at California State University at Hayward. She was one of three students out of 230 who won the 2005 George J. Resnikoff Memorial Scholarship. She also won the best TA of the year award in 2001. She has a MS in Statistics from CSU Hayward and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UC Davis.

She has worked as a financial analyst for Clearwire and Microsoft using large databases to do financial modeling. Winnie won the Bellevue College Margin of Excellence Award in 2010.


Tim LinnemannTim Linnemann

Email: tim.linnemann@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (206) 919-6934

Office Location: R230

Courses: PHIL 115, PHIL 360

Biography:

Tim Linnemann has been teaching philosophy at Bellevue College since Winter 2011 and has served as the faculty advisor for BC’s student Philosophy Club since Fall 2012. He is passionate about making the world of philosophy accessible to anyone unfamiliar with it and also with bridging the conceptual and cultural barriers that separate different philosophical paradigms, with the hope of enabling them to have critical, respectful, and productive conversations with each other. Examples include secular/religious, eastern/western, and analytic/continental systems of philosophy. In his free time he currently is enjoying growing into parenthood and is an avid board game enthusiast.

DEGREES: B.A. in Philosophy, University of Puget Sound; M.A. in Philosophy, Western Michigan University.
AREAS OF INTEREST: Ethical Theory/Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Eastern Philosophy.


Art LovestedtArt Lovestedt

Email: art.lovestedt@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 334

Biography:

Art Lovestedt has been a CIO for nearly two decades, including extensive academic and professional experience in business management and information technology. He has been the CIO at PlayStream (now Internap), Guidant Financial Group and Online Video Service, and held contract or consulting positions at ShopNow.com, Blue Nile and TPI Software (now Hypercom). Five previous companies have gone public or been purchased by a public company during or just after his tenure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, process automation and efficiency, information system design and management, web marketing, team building and business development. Currently, he is a founding partner at Executive TimeSlice and serves as a fractional CIO for several companies.

Art holds a M.S. in Computer Systems with an emphasis in Technology Management, and a B.A. in Business Administration with emphases in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from the University of Washington.


Maricel MedinaMaricel Medina-Mora

Email: maricel.medina@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 490, ISIT 491

Biography:

I have over 15 years of practical experience working as a Software Developer, Designer, Consultant, Software Testing Manager, Technical Trainer in Higher Education and Instructional Designer. I have been working as an Adjunct Faculty at Bellevue College for three years and as Instructional Designer as well. Before, I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) and for the Aviation Research Group in the Psychology Department at George Mason University for four years. I also worked as research assistant in usability patterns and requirements specifications at the Fraunhofer Institute fuer Experimentelles Software Engineering in Kaiserslautern, Germany and as a Software Testing Manager at Artinsoft, Costa Rica. I hold a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and Design and a MSc. in Software Engineering from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. I am also a certified Spanish Translator.

I am very proud of the mountains I have climbed. Originally from Costa Rica, I have worked and studied in Central America, Europe, and the USA. Many people helped me along the way, and for that, I will forever grateful. I am always serving and helping others accomplish their professional and personal goals. I truly believe, as Lewis Howes says, that “Your greatness is not what you have. It’s what you give”. I live with my husband and three wonderful kids in the Sammamish Plateau area.


Dennis MiniumDennis Minium

Email: dennis.minium@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 324

Biography:

After a long and storied career building software products at major software companies, I’m delighted to bring my decades of experience to the students of Bellevue College. I have a broad background in software development from programming in a variety of low- and high-level languages, through engineering management and program management across all stages of the development life cycle, to the creation and presentation of marketing collateral.

Most of my last two decades were spent at Microsoft, where I worked in program management on such diverse products as SQL Server, Visual Studio, Team Foundation, Bing, and Office 365. Before that, I worked at Texas Instruments and a variety of smaller companies and start-ups on developer tools, database products and ERP solutions.


Pete Ophoven PicturePeter Ophoven

Email: peter.ophoven@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location:

Courses: ISIT 300

Biography:

It is with great pleasure to be teaching at Bellevue College. I have been working in IT for over 25 years. I have done plenty, from service and support for a computer store, building machines, installing networks, running cable, to running my own company “The Computer Sleuth”. My work experience isn’t just with computer’s but you have to come to my class to learn the secret life of an IT Professional. I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary as the IT Directly for Abbott Construction. Abbott Construction is a 150 Million Dollar a year commercial general contractor with offices in Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Tacoma WA and headquarters in Seattle.

My core value is that IT / Technology in general is not about the electrons and the voltmeter but rather the people. I truly love the opportunity to provide solutions, solve problems, and provide the opportunity to show people how to do it better and faster with technology.


William PayneWilliam Payne

Email: wpayne@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2079

Office Location:

Courses: PHIL 375

Biography:

I am chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where I’ve been teaching for 18 years. I hold a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a PhD in philosophy from UC Davis. Obviously a cat lover. When not reading, writing or teaching philosophy, I’m most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.


Randal RootRandal Root

Email: rroot@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: Offsite by video

Courses: ISIT 332

Biography:

Randal is a senior consultant specializing in Microsoft SQL Server, .Net web applications, and technical education. He has worked in the industry since the 1980s, with experience in both network and database administration. Randal, currently consults on creating database, business intelligence (BI), reporting, and personalized training solutions for small to mid-size companies. Randal has been teaching BI and .Net programing for Bellevue College, the University of Washington, other colleges and private schools for almost twenty years now. During that time he has authored the books “A Tester’s Guide to .NET Programming” (Apress) and “Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions” (Apress), and earned several Microsoft professional certifications including MCSE, MCP+I, MCTS, MCDBA, and MCAD.


Ahmed SalehAhmed Saleh

Email: ahmed.saleh@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 328, ISIT 440, ISIT 452, ISIT 454

Biography:

Cyber security experience and computer programming professional with over a decade of first-hand experience writing, developing, researching and producing technology internationally. Written and published appealing, unique and user-friendly security software reviewed and awarded from multiple networks.

Areas of Expertise: Cyber Security, Computer Forensics/Mobile Forensics and Data Recovery, Network Security Monitoring, Ethical Hacking and Vulnerability Assessment, Python and C#.NET, Linux and Unix Administration, Shell Programming, Mac OS X Programming, ASP.NET and MVC, CCNA Networking and VOIP/SIP


Pratima SuneelPratima Suneel

Email: pratima.suneel@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 331, ISIT 490, ISIT 491

Biography:

Proven ability to quickly learn new business areas, software applications, and the data they contain. Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and documentation skills. I maintain a strong work ethic while striving for excellence in all new challenges and projects I work on. My solutions to complex challenges shows my attention to details and reflects in my ability to complete business solutions that are required to maintain the level of expertise for which I strive. I am a strong team player as well as an individual contributor.

Specialize in the area of Business Intelligence (BI).


Sylvia Unwin PictureSylvia Unwin

Email: sunwin@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2294

Office Location: A254M

Courses: ISIT 333

Biography:

Sylvia Unwin has been teaching at Bellevue College since 1998. She is the assistant dean for the Institute for Business and Information Technology division; program chair for the division’s Information Systems AAST program which include programming, database, and business intelligence courses. She is also the program chair for the Network Services & Communications Systems AAST program which include network administration, system administration and cloud services. She currently teaches programming and business intelligence classes within the IS program. Sylvia’s teaching career began at Tacoma Community College where she taught VB programming, database theory, and software applications. Sylvia’s industry experience includes working in the aerospace industry as a senior software engineer and as senior programmer/analyst for a financial fiduciary company.

Sylvia earned her Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from West Coast University in California.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When will the BAS IST program begin?

We admit a new cohort for the BAS IST program each fall quarter for the Business Intelligence and Application Developer concentrations.  The Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration can have cohorts each Fall, Winter and Spring quarter.

Can I enroll if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Generally students applying to the BAS IST program have completed an associates degree in IT.  If you do not have an associates degree in IT contact the Program Manager for more information.

Besides a completed associate’s degree are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes, you can find the specific course prerequisites on the specific concentration tab that you are interested in.

Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code, contact the Program Manager.

Can I apply now even though I will not finish my AAS or AAS-T until the end of spring or summer quarter?

Yes, you can apply now and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

I received my AAS or AAS-T over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to enter this program?

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/.

What is the tuition for this program?

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses.  There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition/.

Can I complete this program online?

Some classes may be available online, but many are offered primarily on the Bellevue College main campus.

Can I reapply next year if I am not accepted into the program?

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program advisor will help you develop a program of study to gain the most benefit from each course. For a standard course schedule, please see the specific degree concentration tab.

There are three areas of concentration, can I select more than one and get a double concentration?

No, at this time there is only one BAS degree in Information Systems and Technology and you can only select one area of concentration.

How long will it take me to finish?

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90-95 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant.

What is the Probation and Dismissal policy?

For the specifics on Academic and Conduct Related Probation and Dismissal, please read the full policy: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/bas-probation-and-dismissal/.

Is the program accredited?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Our website contains the best information.  You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail.

Last Updated October 22, 2018