Catalog 2022-2023 
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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computing and Software Development, AAS-T

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Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

The Computing and Software Development AAS-T program is designed to prepare individuals to work as entry-level application developers within an organization. Students will acquire the skills to design, code, implement, and maintain programs and database systems that provide computer-based solutions to business problems.

In the final term students collaborate on a project that simulates a real-life team-based applications development environment, or complete an industry based-internship.


Computing and Software Development AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in software development
  • Design, implement, and debug software applications using modern programming languages
  • Analyze software related problems and design solutions utilizing appropriate software tools
  • Demonstrate an understanding of software engineering, software testing principles, and quality assurance techniques
  • Apply data management concepts and use query languages
  • Use web technologies and scripting languages to create web sites and web applications
  • Fulfill the prerequisites for entering upper level coursework for a baccalaureate applied science program 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural humility, and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

General Education Requirements - 25 Credits

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Total Program Credits: 93

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