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Information Systems AAS-T Degree


The Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for a third year of a four-year program. So whether you want to go to work now or go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree, we’ve got you covered.

Immediate Employment: Prepares graduates to pursue work in the information technology field in positions such as entry-level analyst or developer.

Transfer Options: The minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education courses is drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees and can also apply directly to the BC Information Systems and Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree, along with additional technical credits.

Program Requirements

The 2020-21 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Information Systems, AAS-T 2020-21

Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 Information Systems (IS) worksheet to map out your coursework

The 2019-20 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.

Catalog Information: Information Systems, AAS-T 2019-20

Worksheet: Download the 2019-20 AAS-T IS worksheet to see what requirements you have left

Select a Track

This track prepares students to:

  • Identify appropriate business analysis tasks for a variety of organizational scenarios using appropriate terminology
  • Document the results of various business analysis tasks using generally acceptable approaches
  • Communicate within a small group using appropriate business analysis terminology and techniques
  • Detail business analysis techniques to real-world scenarios/tasks by explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each

Important Notes:

  • Refer to the AAS-DTA Transfer list for lab science courses that will satisfy the Natural Science requirement
  • Review list of courses that will fulfill the 10 credit Approved Elective section of the Business Analyst track
  • Students are encouraged to take PROG 108 Introduction to Scripting in place of PROG 110 Introduction to Programming (C#)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree

This track prepares students to:

  • Use .NET compliant programming languages and to write, compile, debug and execute well engineered and maintainable programs that effectively meet the requirements for Web and/or Windows applications
  • Explain and apply the necessary processes, tools and skills used in the systems analysis and system design phases of a project
  • Create and utilize relational databases, including modeling data, developing queries, customizing forms and reports, using code, creating charts and working with graphics

Important Notes:

  • Refer to the AAS-DTA Transfer list for lab science courses that will satisfy the Natural Science requirement
  • Review list of courses that will fulfill the 10 credit Approved Elective section of the Software Development track (Note: Preparation for Information Systems & Technology BAS, Application Development concentration requires PROG 209)
  • To fulfill course requirements for PROG 110 and PROG 120 Software Development students should register for sections using C# (Not Python)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree

Program Changes:

  • New course prerequisite for PROG 123 includes PROG 109 and PROG 120 with a C or better
  • New course prerequisite for PROG 272 includes PROG 120

Certificates


Certificates of Accomplishment (20-44 credits)

Review options for Programming Elective for Intermediate Applications Developer Certificate

Certificates of Achievement (40-45 credits)

Baccalaureate Certificates of Accomplishment (30 credits)


Gainful Employment Information

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.

Contact Us


We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program! Please feel free to contact us for more information.

You can also schedule an academic advising appointment with the program manager via zoom or phone at anytime.

Alysa
Dena Laney

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





Dena Laney
Information Systems & Technology Program Chair
dena.laney@bellevuecollege.edu

What is Information Systems?

Bellevue College’s Information Systems (IS) Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree helps prepare students to start their career in this high-demand field. Students choose from 2 specialized concentration areas including Business Analyst or Software Development, and also take general education courses. The degree prepares graduates for entry-level developer/analyst positions and for continuation to a Baccalaureate institution. Certificates of Accomplishment and Achievement in Introductory .NET Programming, Programming for Web Development, Database Report Developer, Business Intelligence Analyst, Intermediate Applications Developer, Introductory C++ Programming, and Database Analyst may be applied toward the degree.

Which track should I choose?

Analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design information systems solutions to help organizations operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology together by understanding the needs and limitations of both. Software Developers are the creative minds behind software programs. In this new “internet of things” world, every company needs software for users to interact with and control their products.

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Get your Bachelor’s Degree here at BC!

After completing your Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree, continue on to complete a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology (IST). Start preparing now by reviewing the core technical, general education, and specific concentration degree requirements.

Application Development

The Software Development track prepares you for admission into our Information Systems & Technology BAS, Application Development Concentration.

Business Intelligence

The Business Analyst track prepares you for admission into our Information Systems & Technology BAS, Business Intelligence Concentration.

Where can I learn more?

For more information on degree requirements, course offerings and application deadlines visit the BAS Information Systems and Technology website.

Last Updated October 29, 2020