May 22, 2022
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology-Software Development is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of software development positions, such as software developer, software tester, systems analyst, quality assurance analyst, mobile application developer, and web developer. Successful graduates of the program should be able to:
- Develop stable, robust, secure, and efficient code following best practices in database design and software construction.
- Communicate with technical and non-technical project stakeholders, and within project teams.
- Apply Agile practices such as maintaining a product backlog, planning sprints, participating in sprint reviews and retrospectives.
- Perform software quality assurance activities throughout the entire software lifecycle.
- Write technical documentation to support software lifecycle activities.
Students typically begin their studies in this program at third-year (junior) standing, with credits earned during their first and second year applying towards the total 180 credits.
To enter this program, students must have an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or a waiver from the Program Director for entry into the program. Students who have completed some college coursework but do not have an associate degree or higher are encouraged to meet with academic advisor in the Information Technology department to develop an educational plan to prepare for entry into the program.
The following courses, or equivalents, are strongly recommended before entering this program because they contain foundational knowledge upon which the upper-division courses build:
The BAS Software Development curriculum engages students in a hands-on learning environment to reflect modern software development practices, requiring students to collaborate in team-based workspaces with access to wireless technology. As a result, all incoming students are required to have a wireless laptop computer.
Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
You must apply for, and be accepted into, the program before you can register for any upper-division (300- and 400- level) courses.
For more information about this degree please visit www.greenriver.edu/software or contact an Information Technology program advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Education Requirements (60 credits)
Communication Skills (15 credits)
Choose one from the following:
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
Humanities/Fine Arts/English (10 credits)
Social Sciences (10 Credits)
- Social Science courses - Ten credits of Social Science courses from AA-DTA degree Credits: 10
Natural Sciences (10 credits)
- Lab Science course - Five credits of Natural Science lab-List A course from AA-DTA degree Credits: 5
- Natural Science course - Five credits from Natural Science List A or List B courses from AA-DTA degree Credits: 5
General Education Electives (10 credits)
- Distribution courses - Ten credits from Humanities/Fine Arts/English, Social Science, or Natural Science courses from AA-DTA degree Credits: 10
Core Requirements (55 credits)
Technical Electives (20 credits)
20 credits of any Computer Science (CS) courses, any Information Technology (IT) courses, or any of the following Mathematics courses:
Electives (45 credits)
- 45 credits from any courses at the 100-level or higher