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Program Requirements 2020-21

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: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, AAS-T 2020-21
Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 AAS-T ROBAI worksheet to see what requirements you have left

Get your Bachelor’s Degree here at BC!


After completing your AAS-T degree, continue on to complete your BAS in Information Systems and Technology (IST).

BAS Degree Requirements (Artificial Intelligence) 

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, AAS-T also prepares you for admission into our Information Systems & Technology BAS, Artificial Intelligence. Start preparing now by reviewing the core technical, general education, and specific concentration degree requirements.

About ROBAI

Bellevue College’s IBIT division is excited to offer a new program— an Associates of Applied Science/Transfer degree in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. This is the first such degree offered in robotics and artificial intelligence at the community and technical college-level in Washington state. Coursework focuses on the software development side. The program of study will develop student’s technical knowledge and skills in areas like statistics, machine learning, python programming, 3D printing, AI language and speech technology.


Thinking About Getting Started?

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RobAi) Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree has students taking specific ROBAI courses such as “Intro to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence” and “Programming for Machine Learning” while also taking general education courses. The degree prepares graduates for entry-level python developer/software developer positions and for continuation to a Baccalaureate institution.


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Program Overview


Career Opportunities

This course of study prepares students for careers such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence Software Developer
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Control Systems Programmer
  • Data Visualization Specialist
  • Intelligent Systems Specialist
  • Junior Artificial Intelligence Developer
  • Machine Learning Developer
  • Python Developer
  • Application Developer

Program Requirements 2021-22


The 2021-22 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, AAS-T 2021-22

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

Note: If you need to know the program’s CIP code for financial aid purposes it is: 15.0405.

Overview of Courses

Typical courses may include:

  • Computer Vision in Control Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Object Oriented Programming (Python)
  • Programming for Machine Learning (Python)
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Linux
  • Introduction to the Cloud

Take The Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Alysa Kelsey Program Manager for Information Technology

Robotics & AI


The AAS-T degree in Robotics & Artificial Intelligence 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 more information about the degree, fill out the contact form above or email the Program Manager Alysa Kelsey to set up an appointment.

Program Requirements 2021-22


The 2021-22 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, AAS-T 2021-22

Worksheet: Download the 2021-22 ROBAI 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
  • To fulfill course requirements for PROG 120 and PROG 260 ROBAI students should register for sections using Python (Not C#)
  • Old technical and math credits (past 5 years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • This track prepares students for the BAS Information Systems & Technology Artificial Intelligence degree

Program Changes


  • PROG 108 Introduction to Scripting is the new name for PROG 110 Introduction to Programming (Python)
  • Prefix Changes: IT 223 = TECH 223

Example Course Schedule


Full-Time Plan
Year 3FallWinterSpring
PROG 108 Introduction to ScriptingPROG 120 Object Oriented Prog. ConceptsROBAI 240 Prog. for Machine Learning
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals ROBAI 101 Intro to Robotics & AIENGL& 235 Tech. Writ/ENGL 201 Research Pap.
ENGL& 101 English Composition INSCOM 231 Intro to Cloud Arch. and Services IT 103 Networking Basics
Year 4FallWinterSpring
MATH& 138 College Alg. for Bus. & Social Sci.IT 128 Information Security EssentialsPROG 160 Systems Analysis & Design
PROG 260 Data Structures and AlgorithmsIT 223 Using & Supporting LinuxROBAI 260 Computer Vision in Control Systems
DBA 130 Database TheoryCMST 250 Communication in a Div. Workp.PHYS 109 Science for IT or Natural Sci. Lab

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

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


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.


Dennis Minium

Dennis Minium

Email: dennis.minium@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

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.


Evan Drake

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Email: evan.drake@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254


Lisa Harris

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


Olav Opedal

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Email: olav.opedal@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).


Sylvia Unwin

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Email: sunwin@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Sylvia Unwin has been teaching at Bellevue College since 1998. She currently teaches programming and business intelligence classes. 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.


Tanuja Joshi

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Email: tanuja.joshi@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254


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.

Last Updated July 28, 2021