Feb 21, 2024  
2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems and Technology, BAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

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. Individual concentration descriptions can be found online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/degrees/bachelor/ist.

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 90 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 associate’s degree in IT
  • At least 30 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 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. Check online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/classes/all

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

Prerequisite Requirements - All Students : 90 CR

Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits.

Must have two English courses and at least 20 credits of general education courses from the following list of General Education requirements:

  • English Composition   (5 Cr)
  • The Research Paper   (5 Cr) or Technical Writing  (5 Cr)
  • College Level Math as per specific concentration requirements below
  • Social Science course from AAS-DTA  transfer list (5 Cr) (Students selecting the Application Development or BI concentration do not need a social science prerequisite)
  • Humanities course from AAS-DTA  transfer list (5 Cr)
  • Natural Science (5-6 Cr) (Ten credits in Natural Science from AAS-DTA  list required for BAS Information Systems and Technology graduation. Students must choose from two different subject areas. At least five credits must be in physical, biological and/or Earth sciences. Shall include at least one laboratory course).

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

Core Total: 45

Concentration Total: 45

Technical Prerequisites for Business Intelligence Concentration

Technology or math credits must not be more than 5 years old. *Determined by placement or transfer.

Concentration Total: 45

Grand Total: 180

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study