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Software Development BAS, Artificial Intelligence concentration


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The BAS in Software Development will provide graduates with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in one of the concentration areas: application development or artificial intelligence.

The Artificial Intelligence concentration will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to apply statistical algorithms to AI applications, natural language processing and perform usability testing and evaluate results of human-AI interactions.

Additional information can be found at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/softwaredevelopment/.

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 Software Development.
  • Apply a broad understanding of software development, creative problem-solving techniques and systems thinking to develop solutions.
  • Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to apply development strategies in support of organizational goals.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, implementation and administration of software development.
  • 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 college-level credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, with a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses.
  • At least 20-21 credits of general education requirements are to be completed as part of the associate’s degree.
  • Technical credits may not be accepted if more than 5 years old. These requirements may be substituted for specialized experience (see Program Manager).
  • Math credits may not be accepted if more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on Math placement test results (see Program Manager).

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 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. 

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development- Artificial Intelligence prospective students must submit the following:

  • Complete Bellevue College general admission application form.
  • Pay admissions and placement fees.
  • Complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development application form.
  • Check the program’s website for more information.
  • For students planning to transfer credits to Bellevue College, submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college(s) and transfer credit request form to the BC Evaluations Office.

PREREQUISITES (General Education) 20-21 CR


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

Students who don’t have an associate degree in an IT-related field from Bellevue College should contact the program manager for technical prerequisite courses. Technical credits may not be accepted if more than 5 years old. These requirements may be substituted for specialized experience (see Program Manager). Math credits may not be accepted if more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on Math placement test results (see Program Manager).

 

PREREQUISITES/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (45 CREDITS)


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35-36 CREDITS)


ELECTIVES (15 CREDITS)


  • Any college-level credits (100-level or above) not used for any other degree requirement

TOTAL: 180-182 CREDITS


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