AAS-T Software Development

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Earn an AAS-T Degree in Software Development

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Bellevue College’s Software Development Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree helps prepare students for a career in this high-demand field. Developers are the creative minds behind software programs and every company needs software for users to interact with and control their products. In addition to technical content, the degree includes general education requirements in communication (oral, written and listening), math, english, science and social science.

With curriculum updated every year to meet industry and business demands, this degree prepares graduates for entry-level developer positions and for continuation to a baccalaureate institution. Certificates of Accomplishment and Achievement in Data Reporting Analyst, Web Development and Introductory C++ Programming may be applied toward the degree.

Common career paths for students with a degree in Software Development include:

  • Entry-level Software Developer
  • Entry-level Web Developer
  • Jr. Application Developer
  • Jr. Systems Design & Integration Specialist
  • Jr. Web Specialist
  • And More…

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Degree and Certificates Offered

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Software Development prepares students for admission into the BAS Software Development Application Development concentration. Upon completion of the AAS-T students will be able to directly apply all 90 credits towards the 180 credit BAS program. It typically takes an additional two years for students to complete the remaining bachelor’s coursework at a full-time status.

Application Development, BAS

The BAS Software Development Application Development concentration is a four-year, 180-credit program that prepares students for various careers in Software Development. This degree is structured around the C# programming language to develop desktop and web-based applications.

Focus Areas:

  • Advanced Web Development
  • Developing Mobile Applications
  • Enterprise Data Applications
  • Application Architecture

Software Development, AAS-T

The AAS-T Software Development is a two-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in an entry-level software development career or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Application Development at BC.

Focus Areas:

  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Server Side Web Development
  • SQL Fundamentals
  • Systems Analysis & Design

Data Reporting Analyst, Cert

The Data Reporting Analyst Certificate is a one-year, 35-credit certificate that prepares students for entry-level positions working with programmers and database analysts to create data analysis reports, work with relational databases and create reports for decision makers. Previously titled Database Report Developer Certificate.

Focus Areas:

  • Create Database Reports
  • SQL Queries
  • Design Data Models
  • Systems Analysis

Web Development, Cert

The Web Development Certificate is a one-year, 45-credit certificate that prepares students for entry-level positions that require maintenance and development of web-based applications to be used on desktop and mobile devices. Previously titled Programming for Mobile and Web Development Certificate.

Focus Areas:

  • Intro to .NET
  • Client-Side Web Programming
  • Front End Web Development
  • Mobile Applications

Python Programming, Cert

The Python Programming Certificate is a one-year, 45-credit certificate that prepares students for entry-level positions as programmers with companies using Python programming language and its related libraries.

Focus Areas:

  • Python Libraries
  • Object Oriented Python Programming
  • Programming for Machine Learning
  • Systems Analysis & Design

Introductory C++ Programming, Cert

The Introductory C++ Programming Certificate is a two-quarter, 15-credit certificate that introduces students to the concepts of object-oriented programming, C++ class libraries and abstract data structures.

Focus Areas:
• SQL Fundamentals
• C++ Programming
• Documentation and Reports
• Abstract Data Structures

Program Highlights

Applied Learning


Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills.

Educational Value


Tuition costs at Bellevue College are significantly lower than other 4-year degree programs at state universities.

Financial assistance


The BAS, AAS-T and all Certificates are financial aid eligible. WorkForce approved program.



Our programs are emphasize student collaboration and team building. Get to know your faculty, fellow students and program advisors.

BC Reputation


Twice a year faculty meet with advisory committee members to ensure curriculum is relevant and up-to-date in order to meet industry standards.

Fully accredited


Bellevue College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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