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Bachelor of Applied Science - Software / Application Development

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees build on two-year associate's degrees that prepare students for work. They are hands-on, technical programs that give students skills and knowledge to apply to the workforce immediately upon graduation. An applied bachelor's degree focused on application/software development prepares students with practical computer science skills using a range of programming languages. Graduates are prepared to obtain an entry-level position in software development demonstrating competency in software engineering, testing principles, and quality assurance techniques.

Offered at local community and technical colleges, Bachelor of Applied Science programs offer a pathway to in-demand technical careers in a smaller classroom setting with affordable tuition and flexible class scheduling.

Graduates from these BAS programs are now working in roles such as: software engineer, software developer, front-end / full-stack web developer, database administrator, technical program manager, application support engineer, mobile application developer, QA analyst, systems engineer, business analyst, and more.

BAS Program Options

Students can earn an applied bachelor's degree in software/application development at five colleges in the Puget Sound region. Individuals with an associate's degree and an interest in technology are encouraged to apply.

Bellevue College | Application Development BAS - Bellevue, WA
Green River College | Software Development BAS - Auburn, WA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology | Software Development BAS - Kirkland, WA
North Seattle College | Application Development BAS - Seattle, WA
Renton Technical College | Application Development BAS - Renton, WA

Each college has its own specific requirements and application deadlines. Please visit the program websites for more information.

AppConnect NW is a consortium of five community and technical colleges in the Puget Sound.

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