Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2020-21 Catalog Program of Study: Information Systems and Technology BAS, Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration

Information Systems and Technology BAS, Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration

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 the concentration areas: application development, business intelligence, and cybersecurity & systems administration.

This concentration prepares graduates to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions. Graduates will be able to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization, and storage.

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Learning Outcomes

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 develop 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

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • Associate degree in an information technology or computer science related field from a regionally accredited institution, or
  • Program Prerequisites or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • Completed college courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses required for an associate’s degree in IT
  • At least 15-16 credits of general education requirements completed as part of the associate’s degree

Degree Requirements

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 General Education Requirements, Elective Credits, and BAS Degree Requirement 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. Check online at

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable admissions and placement fee of $55
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science application form
  • Nonrefundable 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.
  • Check program’s website for more information.


Students may be admitted with an associate degree in IT or CS-related field or with 65 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits.

  • ENGL& 101 - English Composition I 5 CR
  • ENGL 201 - The Research Paper or ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing 5 CR
  • At least five credits must be in physical, biological, and/or Earth sciences from AAS-DTA Natural Science list. Shall include at least one laboratory course 5-6 CR

Students who don’t have an associate degree in an IT-related field from Bellevue College should contact the BAS IST program manager for technical prerequisite courses. Technology or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.


Course NameCRTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 138 - College Algebra for Business & Social Science or higher 5 CR
IT 128 - Information Security Essentials 5 CR
NSCOM 201 - CISCO Networking I 5 CR
NSCOM 202 - CISCO Networking II 5 CR
NSCOM 221 - Implementing Server Operating Systems 5 CR
NSCOM 223 - Managing a Network Environment 5 CR
NSCOM 227 - Implementing Directory Services 5 CR
TECH 215 - PC Analysis & Configuration I 5 CR
TECH 217 - PC Analysis & Configuration II 5 CR
TECH 223 - Using & Supporting Linux 5 CR


Course NameCRTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BUS& 101 - Introduction to Business 5 CR
BUS 355 - Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Business Env 5 CR
CMST 340 - Advanced Communication in Business & Technology 5 CR
PHIL& 115 - Critical Thinking 5 CR
PHIL 375 - Ethical Issues in Information Technology 5 CR
  • Humanities course from the AAS-DTA transfer list 5 CR
  • Science course with a lab component in physical, biological, and/or Earth sciences from AAS-DTA Natural Science list 5-6 CR
  • Any 200-level Social Science course from AAS-DTA transfer list 5 CR

    • Any BC or transferable college level credits not used at general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in associate degree)


    Course NameCRTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ISIT 300 - Problem Solving Strategies 5 CR
    ISIT 305 - Network Security and Firewalls 5 CR
    ISIT 344 - Virtualization & Storage 5 CR
    ISIT 350 - Digital Forensics 5 CR
    ISIT 440 - Administering a Linux Server 5 CR
    ISIT 444 - Automation/Configuration & Management 5 CR
    ISIT 450 - Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 5 CR
    ISIT 452 - Network Security Monitoring 5 CR
    ISIT 454 - System Hardening 5 CR
    ISIT 490 - ISIT Capstone I or EXPRL 490 - Internship Experience ​5 CR 5 CR
    ISIT 491 - ISIT Capstone II or EXPRL 491 - Internship Experience ​5 CR 5 CR
    PROG 108 - Introduction to Scripting or PROG 110 - Introduction to Programming 5 CR    5 CR

    TOTAL: 180-182 CREDITS