Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems and Technology
The BAS in Information Systems and Technology (IST) will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in one of four concentration areas: application development, business intelligence, systems administration and information security.
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- Learning outcomes
- Bachelor of Applied Science Admissions
- Transfer Credits
- Non-traditional Credits
- Application Process
- Basic Requirements for Graduation
- Staying on Track
- Graduation Application
- Degree Completion Worksheet
- Degree Requirements
Application DevelopmentThe Application Development concentration includes fundamentals of programming, object oriented programming, design patterns and practices, data- base applications, web technologies, and application environments, including mobile devices and the cloud. Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs as application developers, web developers, mobile applications developers, systems analysts and QA associates/analysts. Application Development Concentration Requirements.
Business IntelligenceThe Business Intelligence concentration prepares graduates for roles in data management and data analysis. The concentration includes relational database design and implementation, data interchange technologies, design and implementation of data warehousing, and skills in predictive analytics, reporting and performance management. Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs as database developers, business intelligence developers, data analysts/report writers, and electronic data interchange (EDI) specialists. Business Intelligence Concentration Requirements.
Systems AdministrationThe Systems Administration concentration will prepare graduates to support, maintain and inter-operate server operating systems and directory services. In addition to learning how to install, configure and support LAN and WAN configurations, students will become proficient in cloud, virtualization and enterprise storage solutions. Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs such as systems administrator, networking associate, information technology specialist, network administrator, and more. Systems Administration Concentration Requirements.
Information SecurityThe Information Security concentration will prepare graduates to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory, and internal compliance solutions. Graduates will be able to translate security policies and procedures into technical architectures. Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs such as information systems security analyst, data security administrator, information security officer, and more. Information Security Concentration Requirements.
Program graduates should be able to:
- Apply core competencies learned in the graduate’s chosen concentration to function as a successful professional in the field of Information Systems and Technology
- Apply a broad understanding of information systems and technology, creative problem-solving techniques and systems thinking to developing organizational solutions
- Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to apply information technology in support of organizational goals
- Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, implementation and administration of information technology systems
- Work efficiently and effectively applying sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
- Analyze the local and global impact of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society
- Apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property
- Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning
- Analyze and apply sustainable business practices
- Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project
Bachelor of Applied Science Admissions
Students applying for admission to the bachelor of applied science program must meet the application deadline and entrance requirements to be considered. Admission is competitive: meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces.
For credits from other institutions, meet with a faculty advisor or curriculum advisor for an initial unofficial transcript review.
For an official review, submit a Petition for Exception to Degree or Certificate Requirements and official transcript(s) in the prior institution's sealed envelope to the Program Chair.
BC awards non-traditional credit for prior learning. Credit may be awarded for work completed in private study, at non-accredited institutions, or for certificate/training. Credit is awarded through examination, evaluation of certification/training, or submission of portfolio or other form of assessment. To apply for the credit, students must be registered at the college for the quarter in which non-traditional credits are requested and have completed ten quarter credit hours at the college.
For more information, go to: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/academic/nontraditional/
- Individuals must have a technical associate’s degree in an information technology related field (or equivalent credits) from a regionally accredited institution
- In addition, applicants must have completed college courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses required for associate’s degree in IT
- At least two English courses and 20 credits of general education requirements must have been completed as part of the associate’s degree
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science in Information Systems and Technology, prospective students must submit the following:
- Completed bachelor of applied science application (on line)
- Non-refundable application fee of $75
- Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology is a self-support program and therefore does not necessarily follow the upper division tuition schedule published in the college catalog and quarterly schedule. Tuition includes applicable college and course fees, plus current per credit rates published online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/tuition/. These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.
Basic Requirements for Graduation
Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:
- Complete 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C” or better
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
- Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites.
Staying on Track
Use Degree Audit to track your progress toward completion of this degree at bellevuecollege.edu/degreeaudit. Please refer to http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/ for latest degree updates and further information.
Students must apply for graduation. Submit your graduation application form two quarters prior to the expected graduation date and pay the application fee.
- Fall: June 1
- Winter: October 10
- Spring: December 10
- Summer: March 15