AAS-T Information Technology

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Earn an AAS-T Degree in Information Technology (IT)

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Bellevue College’s Information Technology (IT) Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree addresses how to connect computers and other resources in a network, perform network maintenance tasks, and install and configure hardware and software. In addition to technical content, the degree includes skills in communication (oral, written and listening), general business, teamwork and problem solving.

With curriculum updated every year to meet industry and business demands, this degree prepares graduates for entry-level technical support/network administrator positions and for continuation to a baccalaureate institution. This program includes study in the following certification areas: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and Azure AZ 900.

Common career paths for students with a degree in Information Technology include:

  • Technical Support
  • Help Desk
  • Network Administration
  • Computer Systems Administration
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • And More…

Degree and Certificates Offered

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Information Technology prepares students for admission into the BAS Cybersecurity program. 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.

Cybersecurity, BAS

The BAS Cybersecurity is a 4-year, 180-credit program that prepares students for various careers in Information Security. Degree will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in Cybersecurity.

Focus Areas:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Virtualization and Storage
  • Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
  • Network Security and Firewalls

Information Technology, AAS-T

The Information Technology (IT) is a 2-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in the IT Networking industry or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Cybersecurity at BC.

Focus Areas:

  • Cisco Networking
  • Technical Support
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Linux

Application and Desktop Support Specialist, Certificate

The Application and Desktop Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 45-credit certificate that covers support of computers across LANs, application-level technical assistance to end-users and creation of written documentation.

Focus Areas:

  • Hardware/Software Support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Install and Configure
  • System Documentation

Network Support Specialist, Certificate

The Network Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that addresses design, configuration and support of networks and Internetworks in implementations based on current Cisco Internetworking hardware.

Focus Areas:

  • Switching and Routing
  • Configure a VLAN
  • Wireless
  • Wide Area Network

Cloud Architecture and Services, Certificate

The Cloud Architecture and Services Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that focuses on the design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate has the ability to stack to both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Networking
  • System Documentation

Technical Support Technician, Certificate

The Technical Support Technician Certificate is a 1-quarter, 15-credit certificate that teaches skills used in entry-level positions in fields such as desktop support. This certificate can stack into the AAS-T degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Software
  • Configuration of Systems
  • Security Awareness

Network Support Technician, Certificate

The Network Support Technician Certificate is a 1-year, 15-credit certificate that addresses the design, configuration, support, documentation and troubleshooting of local, wide area and cloud-based networks. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Switching and Routing
  • Network Design
  • Network Management

Cloud Support Technician, Certificate

The Cloud Support Technician Certificate is a 2-quarter, 15-credit certificate with a focus on the support, early design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Cloud Services
  • Cloud Deployment Considerations
  • Cloud Security Awareness

Program Highlights

Applied Learning


Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills. Students are required to take IT 293 Technical Support Internship I which provides students with on-the-job experience.

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.



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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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Information Technology is an academic program and part of the Bellevue College School of Business and Technology. Website manager is Rod Pascual.