2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology Application Development - Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Description​ The Information Technology Application Development BAS degree is an applied bachelor’s degree specifically designed to build on professional-technical associates degrees that provide workplace skills, such as the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree. The BAS degree differs from other bachelor degrees as it incorporates prior work experience and more hands on learning. Graduates with a BAS degree may apply to related master’s degree programs.

The BAS-ITAD degree focuses on cultivating astute software developers that will be exposed to and trained in software engineering, databases, data integration, mobile application programming, cloud computing, machine learning, emerging trends and applying this knowledge practically. 

Acceptance into the Bachelor of Applied Science ITAD program is by application only and requires fulfilling admittance requirements with completion of an AAS-T degree in Computer Information Systems or an AAS-T in Web Application and Cloud Development. Students with an Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree in one of these (or other CIS) areas are encouraged to consult with an advisor regarding additional prerequisite course requirements to be completed before beginning the program.

This BAS degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 180 credits as outlined.

Advising Note: This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Proficiency Requirement (minimum 60 credits)

This degree requires the completion of an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, including 60 credits of professional technical courses from a regionally-accredited school to demonstrate proficiency in one of the following career areas:

  • Computer Information Systems (general degree)
  • Web Application and Cloud Development

See Proficiency Form for details of transferred credits, if applicable.

See Program Manager to complete Proficiency Form for transfer of credits to complete this requirement.

All requirements met _______.

General Education Requirements (60 credits)

This requirement will be met in two parts. At least 25-30 of the 60 credits will be completed as part of the AAS-T, or equivalent degree, prior to the start of the BAS-ITAD program. The remaining credits will be completed during the BAS-ITAD program.

Note: If students have more than 30 credits of general education prior to starting the BAS-ITAD program, credits may be transferable after a transcript review.

Please see the General Education categories below for a break down of the courses and credits.

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Humanities Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems, and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Sciences Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

See the Course List - Social Sciences Distribution Courses to view course choices.

Additional Program/General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Choose three additional courses from the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Social Sciences course distribution lists provided below.

Course Lists

Upper Division Program Requirements (60 credits)


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the software lifecycle, applying best practices to efficiently deliver and maintain a software product within an agile software environment.
  2. Identify, evaluate, and create appropriate software, using pertinent algorithms and data structures for the needs of a given enterprise system environment.
  3. Demonstrate the application of requirements engineering through the evaluation of hardware and software systems, documenting and maintaining specifications in the design process, and satisfying the needs of stakeholders.
  4. Utilize data analytics to solve complex problems with software development.
  5. Combine a foundation of software developer knowledge with soft skills and teamwork to excel as an application developer in the field of information technology.
  6. Utilize effective communication to present complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

These program requirements will be completed in two years (6 quarters) while enrolled in the BAS-ITAD program. Each ITAD course is 5 credits. Classes are held during fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Summer quarter can be used for completing General Education credits, if needed.

Program Notes

The program code for this degree is COPITBAS. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • This program is designed for students who have completed an AAS-T degree in Computer Information Systems (general) or Web Application and Development, or who have completed an ATA in one of these areas and taken additional prerequisite general education courses. Contact the Computer Information Systems (CIS) department in the Business division for details.
  • The Bachelor of Applied Science in the Information Technology Application Development program is by application only; meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Admissions Checklist:
    • Completion of an AAS-T, or equivalent degree, in CIS (General) or CIS (Web Application and Cloud Development).
    • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and minimum grade point of 2.0 in core courses of the AAS-T, or equivalent degree, in specified fields.
    • Admission into Edmonds Community College.
    • Completed application.
    • One to two page personal statement/response (see application for specifics).
    • Current resume that describes relevant work and skill; including internships, work study, and/or volunteering activities.
    • Unofficial transcripts from any colleges attended with credits that the student would like to transfer. Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance to the program.
    • Non-refundable $25.00 BAS application fee.
  • Alternate general education courses previously completed from an accredited college may be accepted to meet the General Education requirements through the transcript evaluation process. Please contact the Program Manager for more details.
  • Additional general elective can be used with departmental approval.
  • To view additional information and download materials, please go to the BAS in Information Technology Application Development website.

Please email itad@edmonds.edu with questions.

Department website: Information Technology Application Development | edmonds.edu/itad

Bachelor of Applied Sciences General Information

BAS Degree General Description The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is a 180 credit baccalaureate degree, specifically designed to build on professional-technical associate degrees that provide workplace skills, such as Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees. BAS degrees include a professional core of courses from the AAS-T degree, general education credits and upper division courses. BAS degrees are a pathway to the baccalaureate level with upper-division coursework in an applied field that provide expanded career opportunities for graduates and meet the needs of employers in the community. BAS degrees incorporate more applied, hands-on learning than a traditional bachelor’s degree and allow a student to advance their skills and abilities without requiring the student to follow the traditional direct transfer degree pathway. Graduates with a BAS degree may apply to related master’s degree programs. See a program advisor for details.

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 60 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Consult quarterly with a faculty and/or program manager;
  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edmonds.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 180
CIP - 110201
Last Revision - 2022/07/19