BAS in Information Systems and Technology (IST)

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In effect starting Fall 2021 the Business Intelligence concentration has been relocated under the BAS Data Management and Analysis degree.

To learn more about the Data Analytics and Business Intelligence programs visit the Data Management and Analysis webpage.

Degree Requirement Changes 2021-22

If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS in Information Systems & Technology degree please check in with your advisor or program manager about possible changes for 2021-22 degree requirements.

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

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.

Program Requirements 2021-22


The 2021-22 catalog information provides degree requirements for students who are admitted into the program Fall 2021 and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Application Development Concentration 2021-22

Worksheet: Download the 2021-22 IST BAS worksheet to map out your coursework

Important Notes


  • BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in AA degree)
  • Refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list of courses to satisfy Natural Science, Humanities and 200-Level Social Science requirements
  • To fulfill course requirements for PROG 120 and PROG 260 Application Development students should register for sections using C# (Not Python)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • Students completing the AAS-T Information Systems Software Development degree will fulfill all general and technical prerequisites to be eligible for this concentration

Program Changes


  • ISIT 312 Project Management for IT is a new BAS course replacing the BUS 230 requirement

Example Course Schedule


Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
ISIT 320 Advanced Web Development*ISIT 310 Enterprise Data Applications*ISIT 322 Developing Mobile Applications*
PROG 260 Data Structures and Algorithms*ISIT 324 Software Testing*ISIT 420 Advanced Data Access Techniques*
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL 115 Critical ThinkingISIT 312 Project Management for IT
Year 4FallWinterSpring
ISIT 422 Application Architecture*ISIT 328 Information Security Essentials*PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in IT
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechBUS 355 Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Bus. Env.Natural Science
BUS& 101 Introduction to BusinessISIT 490 ISIT Capstone I*ISIT 491 ISIT Capstone II*

*Courses are only offered once a year. Schedule is subject to change – admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan.

Other Information


Cybersecurity

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.

Program Requirements 2021-22


The 2021-22 catalog information provides degree requirements for students who are admitted into the program Fall 2021, Winter 2022 or Spring 2022, and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Cybersecurity Concentration 2021-22

Worksheet: Download the 2021-22 IST BAS worksheet to map out your coursework

Important Notes

  • BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in AA degree)
  • Refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list of courses to satisfy Natural Science, Humanities and 200-Level Social Science requirements
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • Students completing the Network Services & Computing Systems degree will fulfill all general and technical prerequisites to be eligible for this concentration

Program Changes


  • Prefix/Course Number Changes
    • IT 115/117 = TECH 215/217
    • IT 223 = TECH 223
    • IT 293 = TECH 293
    • IT 294 = TECH 294
  • Bachelor’s Program Prerequisite Changes
    • 2021-22 BAS admission require NSCOM 203 and PROG 108 (replacing IT 115/117)
    • 2022-23 BAS admission require NSCOM 231, NSCOM 235/240 (replacing NSCOM 221, 223, 227)

Example Course Schedule


Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
ISIT 305 Network Security and Firewalls*ISIT 350 Digital Forensics *ISIT 454 System Hardening*
ISIT 440 Administering a Linux Server*ISIT 312 Project Management for IT*ISIT 344 Virtualization & Storage*
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesPHIL& 115 Critical ThinkingNatural Science
Year 4FallWinterSpring
ISIT 450 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures*ISIT 452 Network Security Monitoring*ISIT 444 Automation/Configuration & Management*
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITBUS 355 Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Bus. Env.
200-Level Social ScienceISIT 490 ISIT Capstone I*ISIT 491 ISIT Capstone II*

*Courses are only offered once a year. Schedule is subject to change – admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan.

Other Information


Application Deadlines


ConcentrationStarting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Cyber SecurityFall 2021Currently accepting applications.May 1, 2021September 6, 2021
Application DevelopmentFall 2021Currently accepting applications.May 1, 2021September 6, 2021
Business IntelligenceFall 2021Currently accepting applications.May 1, 2021September 6, 2021
Cyber SecurityWinter 2022August 2, 2021October 1, 2021December 20, 2021

How to Apply


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

First time BC students 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.  Admission decisions will be communicated by mid-May for applications received by the priority deadline of April 30th.

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, if not already on file with Bellevue College.
  • 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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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: Alysa Kelsey.


BAS Information Systems & Technology Faculty and Staff

Alysa Kelsey – Program Manager

Alysa Kelsey

Email: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3340
Office Location: A254

Alysa Kelsey joined Bellevue College as Program Manager for the AA/BAS Information Technology Degrees in March 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and has a diverse background in management, coaching, and education. Alysa is excited to help iBIT students pursue their academic goals and achieve their full potential here at BC. In her spare time, Alysa enjoys fitness, wine tasting, backpacking, exploring, and chasing epic views. Although originally from the PNW, she still welcomes any recommendations on your favorite “epic” hike with a view or Woodinville winery!


Dena Laney – Application Development & AI Program Chair

Dena Laney

Email: dena.laney@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-4206
Office Location: 
A254

Ms. Laney joined Bellevue College in 2013 as a tenure track full time faculty member and has taught in Business Technology, Digital Marketing, and Information Systems & Technology programs. She worked in industry and in higher education as a web and database programmer for over fifteen years before becoming a college professor. Ms. Laney has worked in higher education for over 21 years and has a passion for teaching web development, database and Python programming concepts, online course design, and curriculum development. She holds a Master of Science in Information Science with a minor in Instructional Design and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Online Learning and Teaching. She is currently the Program Chair for the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence AS, Information Systems AS, Information Systems & Technology BAS programs and Co-Chair for the Data Management & Analysis BAS programs.


Diane Walser – Cybersecurity Program Chair

Diane Walser

Email: diane.walser@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: 
Office Location: 

Diane has taught college level IT courses since 2009 and joined Bellevue College in Fall of 2020. Prior to full time teaching, she worked as a systems and network administrator in municipal government and a health agency. She is passionate about teaching and helping students discover technology and develop successful careers that provide job satisfaction and contribute the betterment of society. Diane has an ATA in Network Administration from Everett Community College and a BA in French from the University of Washington, and also holds several industry certifications including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Cisco CCNA.


Kurt Friedrich

Kurt Friedrich

Email: kurt.friedrich@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2833
Office Location: A254

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.


Gerald Harvey

Gerald Harvey

Email: gerald.harvey@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A255

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 Hatstat

Frank Hatstat

Email: frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2485
Office Location: A255

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.


Drew Hunt

Drew Hunt

Email: drew.hunt@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Drew Hunt is currently the Director of Technical Services at UW VMC and an adjunct professor at Bellevue College.

Drew provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Hospital and Clinic system. The primary responsibilities for this office encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and day to day keeping the lights on and providing support for the complex environment.

Prior to his current work he spent a half dozen years as a Microsoft Trainer in Europe and before that was an Intelligence Analyst for the US Army in the 82nd Airborne Division and has his M.Ed. from National Louis University Heidelberg, Germany and a B.A. in Spanish and International Relations from UNC Pembroke in Pembroke, NC as well as several dozen industry certifications over the years.


Stephanie Hurst

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Email: stephanie.hurst@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3062
Office Location: R230V

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.


Chris (Ski) Kacoroski

Ski Kacoroski

Email: ski.kacoroski@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

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.


Thomas Lee

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Email: thomas.lee@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2504
Office Location: A255B

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.


Tim Linnemann

Tim Linnemann

Email: tim.linnemann@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (206) 919-6934
Office Location: R230

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.


Peter Ophoven

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Email: pete.ophoven@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location:

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 Payne

William Payne

Email: wpayne@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2079
Office Location:

William Payne is the chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where he has been teaching for 18 years. He holds 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, he is most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.


Ted Spence

Ted Spence

Email: ted.spence@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Ted Spence joined Bellevue College in 2019 and teaches data analytics and computer science related classes. His career has spanned many decades and different industries, from small startups like EEDAR to large enterprises like Vivendi Universal and Facebook. His areas of expertise include marketing analytics, API design, database design and management, and programming in a variety of languages.  He holds a BA in Philosophy from California State University, Fullerton, and lives in West Seattle with his wife and daughter.  You can occasionally see him biking around Alki whenever the weather permits.


Dan Yamasaki

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Email: dyamasak@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2806
Office Location: D110


Olav Opedal

Olav Opedal

Email: olav.opedal@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Dr. Olav Opedal, psychologist and data scientist, currently owns and operates Opedal Consulting, LLC, a veteran owned consulting firm. He provides machine learning and AI consulting services. He holds a Bachelors in computer science, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, and a PhD in general psychology. Industry experience includes 20+ years at companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, and PwC. Teaching experience includes Green River College and Bellevue College. Dr. Opedal has worked as a data scientist since 2015, predominantly in the cyber security area. Additionally, he does academic research in the psychology of computer professionals, information security specialists, and hackers using both quantitative and qualitative methods. He also combines quantitative and qualitative methods when building models for cyber security purposes. Prior to starting his professional career, he served in the 3rd infantry division as an NBC recon solider. You will find him walking most every day come rain or shine.


Phil Duncan

Email: phil.duncan@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254


Ricardo Suzuki

Ricardo Suzuki

Email: r.suzuki@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Ricardo Suzuki is an Information Technology Manager at a large corporation where he oversees the software development of DevSecOps tools, Data Warehouse, IT Operations and Compliance. Suzuki has a BS and a MS in Computer Science (UTPA), a MS in IT Management (Carnegie Mellon U.), and a MS in Cybersecurity (Carnegie Mellon U.). During the evenings, Suzuki has a lot of fun teaching programming and security classes at Bellevue College as well as helping students with jobs/internships and careers in IT. He is passionate about mentoring and seeing students succeed in their classes and careers. Suzuki was born in Brazil and lived in Japan for many years prior to come to USA to go college. Due to having 2 kids Suzuki doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but he enjoys volunteering, gardening, and woodworking when time allows.


Anand Injeti

Email: anand.injeti@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Anand Injeti joined Bellevue College in 2019 and teaches Linux System Administration, Network Security and Cybersecurity related classes. He has 20+ years of Networking and IT experience with an extensive background in Windows, Linux/Unix servers, routers, switches and IT infrastructure for small, midsize and enterprise businesses. Anand started his career as an application engineer and has strong understanding in ethernet components, server motherboards, firewalls, Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection (IPS & IDS) Systems and embedded software/firmware development. He holds a BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona and Masters in Business Administration in Technology Management from University of Phoenix. Anand lives in Snoqualmie with his wife and is passionate about leadership and investing in continuing education in order to improve his teaching skills and add value to his courses. He likes to keep himself busy in learning new and upcoming technologies and in his spare time also enjoys photography, drawing and hiking.

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 Application Development and Artificial Intelligence concentrations. The Cybersecurity concentration admits students in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters based on space.

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

Students must have an Associate degree in an information technology or computer science related field from a regionally accredited institution, or Program Prerequisites or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other college-level credits.

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 Bachelor’s level 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 when the application opens in January and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion of prerequisite courses 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 manager will help you develop an individualized academic plan based on course offerings that makes sense for your schedule.

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 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 Academic Standing policy?

For the specifics on Academic Standing policy, please read the full policy here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/bas-academic-standing.

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.

Are you on Track?

The 2020-21 catalog information and worksheet provides degree requirements for students who started in the previous school year, including the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.


Application Development Program Requirements 2020-21

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Application Development Concentration 2020-21.

Worksheet: 2020-21 IST BAS worksheet 

Business Intelligence Program Requirements 2020-21

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Business Intelligence Concentration 2020-21

Worksheet: 2020-21 IST BAS worksheet

Cyber Security & Systems Administration Program Requirements 2020-21

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Cyber Security & Systems Administration Concentration 2020-21

Worksheet: 2020-21 IST BAS worksheet

Contact Us


We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program! You can email us at istbachelors@bellevuecollege.edu.

Alysa


Alysa Kelsey
Program Manager, BAS Information Systems & Technology
alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Dena Laney


Dena Laney
Program Chair, Application Development and AI
dena.laney@bellevuecollege.edu

Diane Walser

Diane Walser
Program Chair, Cybersecurity
diane.walser@bellevuecollege.edu

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This concentration will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to apply statistical algorithms to AI  applications, natural language processing and perform usability testing and evaluate results of human-AI interactions.

Program Requirements 2021-22


The 2021-22 catalog information provides degree requirements for students who are admitted into the program Fall 2021, and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information: Information Systems & Technology BAS, Artificial Intelligence Concentration 2021-22

Worksheet: Download the 2021-22 IST BAS worksheet to map out your coursework

Important Notes


  • BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in AA degree)
  • Refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list of courses to satisfy Natural Science, Humanities and 200-Level Social Science requirements
  • To fulfill course requirements for PROG 120 and PROG 260 Artificial Intelligence students should register for sections using Python (Not C#)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • Students completing the AAS-T Robotics & AI degree will fulfill all general and technical prerequisites to be eligible for this concentration

Example Course Schedule


Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BA 240 Statistical AnalysisMATH 341 Applied Statistical Methods IDA 320 Data Acquisition and Management
PROG 260 Data Structures and Algorithms*ROBAI 400 Natural Language Processing*ROBAI 405 AI Impacts and Applications*
ISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesBUS& 101 Introduction to BusinessISIT 312 Project Management for IT
Year 4FallWinterSpring
ROBAI 410 Human-Centered AI Interaction and Design*ISIT 328 Information Security Essentials*PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in IT
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechBUS 355 Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Bus. Env.Natural Science
PHIL& 115 Critical ThinkingISIT 490 ISIT Capstone I*ISIT 491 ISIT Capstone II*

*Courses are only offered once a year. Schedule is subject to change – admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan.

Contact the Program Manager


This is a new Bachelor’s degree at Bellevue College and our first cohort will start Fall 2022. For more information and to see if you are eligible to apply, please set up an advising appointment with the program manager.

Alysa Kelsey
Program Manager, BAS Information Systems & Technology
alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Last Updated September 7, 2021