Application Development - Bachelor of Applied Science
Applications developers use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices. It is a useful specialty for high-demand jobs such as website developer, database designer, support specialist, and software tester. The Bachelor of Applied Science program offers students a strong technical foundation and an understanding of science, communications, and quantitative reasoning. Students will learn to work in teams, manage IT projects, and prepare software documentation. They will cover subjects such as data analysis, application and software development, programming, and project management. Students must have a two-year technical associates degree to apply to this program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Complete the Online Application.
Enrollment Point: Fall
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.
Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.
The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.
All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
Tuesday, Thursday (General Education courses may be Monday, Wednesday, or fully online)
6 - 9 p.m. (Evening Hybrid)
Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
- An earned associate degree (or 90 equivalent college-level credits) in Information Technology or related area from a regionally accredited institution. First consideration will be given to those with an associate degree.
- A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA across all college coursework.
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in the following IT courses:
- Programming courses in Object Oriented Programming – 5 credits
- Introductory coursework on relational databases – 5 credits
- Introductory coursework on Structured Query Language – 5 credits
- Completion of at least 20 credits of college-level General Education coursework with a minimum 2.0 GPA in English Composition (ENGL&101) or equivalent.
- Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH& 095) or equivalent.
- Personal statement – Applicants are required to write a 500 word maximum personal statement that describes how the BAS program will advance their professional goals. Example topics include previous career experience, unique attributes that the applicant will bring to the program, hardships the applicant has overcome in pursuing his/her educational or work goals, and other special considerations that the applicant believes will make them a good candidate for the program. The essay should be typewritten and in a legible font size.
- Counselor and instructor interview
- Familiarity with basic algorithms and data structures
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CSI 330||Software Engineering||5|
|CSI 335||Discrete Math||5|
|CSI 340||Software Application Development I||5|
|CSI 345||Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms||5|
|CSI 350||Software Application Development II||5|
|CSI 360||Mobile Application Development I||5|
|CSI 460||Mobile Application Development II||5|
|CSI 470||Data Mining||5|
|CSI 475||Advanced Database Intelligence||5|
|CSI 483||IT Project Management||5|
|CSI 492||Senior Capstone Project||5|
|*CSI 494||Cooperative Education/Internship (optional)||10|
|CSI 499||Emerging Technologies||5|
*CSI 494 Cooperative Education/Internship may be taken in lieu of CSI 475 Advanced Database Intelligence and/or CSI 492 Senior Capstone Project, up to 10 credits.
General Education Course Requirements for the BAS Degree:
For a bachelor’s degree in the state of Washington, a total of 60 general education credits are required across 5 distribution areas: 10 credits in communication, 5 credits in quantitative / symbolic reasoning, 10 credits in humanities, 10 credits in social sciences, and 10 credits in natural sciences. The remaining 15 general education credits can come from any distribution area. The courses that each student takes depends on the distribution area(s) of classes taken at the associate’s level or transferred to RTC. For example, students who enter the BAS program with the minimum of 20 credits of college-level general education will need to take 40 more credits (8 classes).
|ENGL& 101||English Composition|
|ENGL& 102||Writing From Research|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing|
|* 5 credits satisfied by ENGL&101|
|MATH& 107||Contemporary Mathematics|
|MATH& 141||Pre-Calculus I|
|MATH& 142||Pre-Calculus II|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Statistics|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II|
|PHIL 481||Legal and Ethical Aspects of IT (recommended)|
|CMST& 101||Introduction to Communication|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking|
|ENGL& 111||Introduction to Literature|
|ENGL& 254||World Literature|
|HIST 110||Survey of American History|
|HIST& 126||World Civilization|
|HIST& 136||U.S. History I|
|HIST& 137||U.S. History II|
|HUM& 101||Introduction to Humanities|
|MUSC& 105||Fundamentals of Music|
|PHIL& 101||Introduction to Philosophy|
|SPAN& 121||Spanish I|
|ANTH& 234||Religion and Culture|
|ANTH& 235||Cross-Cultural Medicine|
|ECON& 202||Macro Economics|
|POLS 150||Contemporary World Issues|
|POLS& 202||American Government|
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology|
|PSYC& 200||Developmental Psychology|
|SOC& 101||Survey of Sociology|
|BIOL& 160||General Biology|
|BIOL& 241||Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIOL& 242||Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|CHEM& 121||Introduction to Chemistry|
|CHEM& 131||Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry|
|GEOL& 101||Introduction to Geology|
|PHYS& 114||General Physics I|
|NUTR& 101||Human Nutrition|
|Total General Education Credits||30-40|
|Total BAS Credits||90-100|
|AAS or AAS-T degree college-level credits||90 (minimum)|
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Expected Learning Outcomes
External accreditation is not applicable to this program.