Mar 29, 2023
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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 Application Development concentration will include fundamentals of programming, OOP, design patterns and practices, database applications, web technologies, and application environments, including mobile devices and the cloud.
Additional information can be found at bellevuecollege.edu/softwaredevelopment/.
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.
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 completed as part of the associate’s degree.
- Technology or Math credits must not be more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on Math placement test results (see program advisor).
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.
To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development- Application Development prospective students must submit the following:
PROGRAM PREREQUISITES (20-21 CREDITS-GE)
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 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. Technology or math credits must not be more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on Math placement test results (see program advisor).
PROGRAM PREREQUISITES/APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (45 CREDITS)
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (40-41 CREDITS)
ELECTIVE CREDITS (15 CREDITS)
- Any BC or transferable collegel level credits not used at general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in associate degree)
BAS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (60 CREDITS)
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