Information Systems

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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 or Data Management & Analysis Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, along with additional technical credits.

Program Requirements

The 2021-22 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 2021-22

Worksheet: Download the 2021-22 Information Systems (IS) worksheet to map out your coursework

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.

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

Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 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 (Note: Preparation for Data Management & Analysis BAS, Business Intelligence concentration requires MATH& 138)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • This track prepares students for the BAS Data Management & Analysis Business Intelligence degree

Example Course Schedule:

Full-Time Plan
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals BUS&101 Introduction to BusinessDBA 130 Database Theory
PROG 109 Introduction to Web DevelopmentBUSIT 105 Introduction to Business IntelligencePROG 108 Introduction to Scripting
ENGL& 101 English Composition IENGL& 235 Technical Writ./ENGL 201 Research PaperMATH 130 Introduction to Statistics
Year 4FallWinterSpring
IT 103 Networking BasicsCMST 250 Communication in a Diverse WorkplacePROG 160 Systems Analysis & Design
PHYS 109 Science for ITBUSIT 150 Introduction to Business Analysis BUSIT 250 Applying Bus. Analysis Tech.
PROG 140 SQL & Relational Database Prog.Program Approved ElectiveProgram Approved Elective

Schedule is subject to change – admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan.

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 120 Software Development students should register for section using C# (Not Python)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • This track prepares students for the BAS Information Systems & Technology Application Development degree

Program Changes:

  • Prefix Changes: IT 223 = TECH 223

Example Course Schedule

Full-Time Plan
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals DBA 130 Database TheoryPROG 110 Introduction to Programming
PROG 109 Introduction to Web DevelopmentPROG 160 Systems Analysis & DesignMATH& 138 College Alg. for Bus. & Social Sci.
ENGL& 101 English Composition IENGL& 235 Tech. Writ/ENGL 201 Research Pap. IT 103 Networking Basics
Year 4FallWinterSpring
PROG 140 SQL & Relational Database Prog.PHYS 109 Science for ITIT 223 Using & Supporting Linux
PROG 120 Object Oriented Prog. ConceptsPROG 123 Server Side Web Development200-Level Social Science
CMST 250 Communication in a Div. Workp.Program Approved ElectiveProgram Approved Elective

Schedule is subject to change – admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan.

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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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 Data Management and Analysis BAS, Business Intelligence Concentration.

Where can I learn more?


For more information on degree requirements, course offerings and application deadlines visit the following websites:

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)

Review additional options for Electives (10 credits) for Intermediate Business Intelligence Analyst Certificate

About Us

The AAS-T in Information Systems 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.


AAS-T Information Systems 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 – 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.


Adam Brehm

Email: adam.brehm@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Adam spent 20 years in the construction industry as a carpenter and general contractor and later retrained and graduated from BC with an IT degree in 2018. He currently works full-time at T-Mobile as a System/Site Reliability Engineer while also being an adjunct for BC. Adam has been teaching and developing courses at BC along with serving on the student curriculum committee since the Summer of 2019. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, photography, and traveling.


Carl Freeberg

Carl Freeberg

Email: carl.freeberg@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2911
Office Location: A254

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.  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. 


Charlene Cheng

Charlene Cheng

Email: charlene.cheng@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2450
Office Location: A254

Charlene Cheng is a full time faculty of Data Management & Analysis at Bellevue College. She graduated from UC Berkeley, double major in Computer Science and Data Science. Prior to teaching, she worked at Microsoft for more than 3 years. By utilizing a large set of data sources and applying analytical methods, she contributed to the continuous improvement of Microsoft and delivered a bunch of actionable recommendations on business approaches. She is also expert in the field of large scale machine learning and natural language processing.



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.


Lisa Harris

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Email: lisa.harris@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254


Phil Duncan

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


Pratima Suneel

Pratima Suneel

Email: pratima.suneel@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

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).


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.


Sandy Spinrad

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Email: sandy.spinrad@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254


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.

Last Updated September 7, 2021