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Information Technology: Computing and Software Development, BAS

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The Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology: Computing and Software Development program prepares students to work as software developers or programmers in a team-based environment supporting large scale product deployments.

Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology: Computing and Software Development graduates will:

  • demonstrate competency in software engineering, software testing principles, and quality assurance techniques
  • implement program management concepts
  • identify, evaluate, and apply efficient algorithms and technologies required for developing software system
  • demonstrate ability to understand and integrate contributions to the architecture design of a large software system
  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position at a software development company
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Natural Science , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education 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 additional coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Completion of requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree, Direct Transfer Associate Degree, or equivalent from an accredited institution in an appropriate computer science, software, or programming area of concentration.

Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA across all college course work in the associate degree.

Completion of at least 25 credits of General Education courses from the list below with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in each class.

Students who have not completed the required Associate Degree or General Education requirements must submit a written plan for completion of the requirements. Students who have not met these requirements can be granted conditional admission to the program. Priority for acceptance will be given to applicants with all requirements completed.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

General Education Requirements - 25 Credits

The following courses from the Program Requirements listed above meet the General Education requirements for this program.

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& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

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

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 180

Total credits includes the 90 credits listed above and a minimum of 90 credits completed at the associate degree level.

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