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.
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Enrollment Point: Fall

Applications Developer - Bachelor of Applied Science

Certificate of Completion: 
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Associate of Applied Science: 
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AAS - Transfer: 
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Bachelor of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
90 Credits

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$63,500
Projected Growth: 
27%
Annual Job Openings: 
5,860

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

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)

6:30 – 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.

Lhoucine Zerrouki, Staff

Student Testimonial: 
Desiree, First Year BAS Student
“I chose the BAS in Application Development program to learn the skills I need to enter the huge technology industry in our area, from instructors with impressive experience.”
Desiree

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission into the BAS program is selective. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission nor do they prepare students for the entirety of the program. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to full time students.

  1. 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.
  2. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA across all college coursework.
  3. A minimum 2.0 GPA in the following IT courses:
    • Introduction to Java or C# Programming (CSI 152/CSI 120) – 5 credits.
    • Advanced Java or C# Programming (CSI 154/CSI 122) – 5 credits.
    • Introduction to Relational Databases (SQL)(CSI 156/CSI 130) – 5 credits.
  4. 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.
  5. Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 095) or AMATH 190 or equivalent.
  6. 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.

 

Admission Recommendations and Notes

  • Students will be better prepared for the BAS in Application Development if they also complete classes in data structures and algorithms and web development.
  • Students who have completed the minimum 20 credits of general education will have 40 more credits to finish during the BAS program.
    • This may mean summer classes or heavier class loads during a regular quarter.
  • Students are expected to regularly work in teams and communicate with each other on projects.
  • The BAS in Application Development is a hybrid program.
    • Students meet with the instructor once or twice per week in person, while the rest of the coursework is completed online.
    • In a hybrid program, students are expected to be self-directed, independent learners.

Course Information

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
General Education Courses    
  Total 90

*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 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).

Communication (10 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
ENGL& 102 Writing From Research 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
MATH& 107 Contemporary Mathematics 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I 5
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II 5

Humanities (10 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ENGL& 111 Introduction to Literature 5
ENGL& 254 World Literature 5
HIST 110 Survey of American History 5
HIST& 126 World Civilization 5
HIST& 136 U.S. History I 5
HIST& 137 U.S. History II 5
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities 5
MUSC& 105 Fundamentals of Music 5
PHIL 481 Legal and Ethical Aspects of IT (recommended) 5
PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy 5
SPAN& 121 Spanish I 5

Social Sciences (10 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture 5
ANTH& 235 Cross-Cultural Medicine 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macro Economics 5
POLS 150 Contemporary World Issues 5
POLS& 202 American Government 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
PSYC& 200 Developmental Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Survey of Sociology 5

Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology 5
BIOL& 160 General Biology 5
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 5
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Geology 5
PHYS& 114 General Physics I 5
NUTR& 101 Human Nutrition (not a lab science) 5

Other General Education

The remaining 15 general education credits can come from any distribution area.


Program Outcomes

  • Use databases and database management systems to organize, store and retrieve data securely. 
  • Apply data structures and algorithms to software development problems. 
  • Communicate an end-to-end project-level vision (SDLC) in application development, server and client scripting, and security. 
  • Develop and deploy applications in a variety of platforms, including distributed computing and mobile applications. 
  • Work effectively on diverse teams. 
  • Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in written and oral form. 
  • Document project and application development work with clear and appropriate language in an information technology context. 

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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