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Program Requirements 2019-20

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

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.

BAS Degree Requirements (Application Development) 

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

BAS Degree Requirements (Business Intelligence) 

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

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. Choose from two areas of concentration including Business Analyst or Software Development. 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.


Thinking About Getting Started?

The Information Systems (IS) Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree has 2 specialized concentration areas for students to choose from. Students 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. More information about each concentration is available on the applicable tab.

Degrees and Certificates


Associate in Applied Science – Transfer Degree

Information Systems

  • Business Analyst track
  • Software Development track

Certificates of Accomplishment (20-44 credits)

Review options for Programming Elective for Intermediate Applications Developer Certificate


Career Opportunities

This course of study prepares students for careers such as:

  • Entry-level Developer
  • Entry-level Data Analyst
  • Entry-level Business Analyst
  • Entry-level Programmer
  • Entry-level Web Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Technical Writer
  • Computer Systems Analyst

For more information please visit the Center for Career Connections Career Pathways website.

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.


Certificates of Achievement (45+ credits)

Baccalaureate Certificates of Accomplishment

Overview of Courses

Typical courses may include:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Applying Business Analysis Techniques
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Server Side Web Development
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Enterprise Software Development
  • Networking Basics

Software Development

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

Program Requirements 2020-21


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

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

Academic Planning


The Information Systems transfer degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for the 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.

Check back for suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for IS in Software Development 2020-21. 

Take the Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Business Analyst

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

Program Requirements 2020-21


Cat Catalog Information:  Information Systems, AAS-T 2020-21
Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 Information Systems (IS) worksheet to map out your coursework

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

Academic Planning


The Information Systems transfer degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for the 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.

Check back for suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for IS in Business Analyst 2020-21. 

Take the Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Last Updated July 2, 2020