May 22, 2022
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Information Technology-Software Development, BAS
180 Credits 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.
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.
For more information about this degree, please visit www.greenriver.edu/software or contact an Information Technology program advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Website: Bachelor’s in Software Development | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/bachelor-of-applied-science/bachelors-in-software-development/
Students must complete and submit an entry application and be accepted into the program before registering for any upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
New students are admitted twice a year in fall and winter. To inquire about admission to the program, visit www.greenriver.edu/software and complete the form to request information.
The admissions requirements are:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
- A grade of 2.5 or higher in an intermediate-level Java programming course (such as IT 220 - Programming 2 or CS 145 - Java 2-Data Structures or equivalent) 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 their equivalents are critical to your success in the program and contain foundational knowledge upon which upper-division courses in software development 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.
- Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Students who successfully complete this program will 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.
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)
Ten credits from Humanities/Fine Arts/English
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