Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Software Development


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Program Description

Our innovative applied bachelor’s degree program prepares graduates for high-wage, high-demand jobs such as software developer, mobile application developer, web developer and software test developer.

  • Hands-on experience working with the latest technologies.
  • Small class sizes and dedicated faculty who care about your success.
  • Day and evening classes available in Auburn and Kent Station.
  • Our program includes resume services and career events.
  • Financial Aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

The demand for software developers is projected to grow by 22% through 2022 with median pay of $93,350. Start your journey towards a new and exciting career by contacting an advisor today!

Entry Requirements

To enter this program with third-year (junior) standing, incoming students must have earned an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution that includes at least 20 credits of general education courses. Students who do not have an associate’s degree or higher but have completed some college coursework or have prior work experience are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Information Technology department to develop an education plan for entry into the program.

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 from all college coursework is required. Students must also have earned a minimum grade of 2.5 in all technical courses including those in Computer Science and Information Technology. Lastly, the following courses, or equivalent experience, are strongly recommended before entering this program:

  • CS& 141 Java 1 or IT 219 Programming 1
  • CS 145 Java 2 or IT 220 Programming 2
  • IT 121 Introduction to HTML and CSS
  • IT 190 Linux Administration 1
  • IT 201 Database Fundamentals

Sample Schedule

Quarter 1

  • Systems Programming
  • Web DevelopmentFrameworks
  • General Educationcourse

Quarter 2

  • Full StackWeb Development
  • Data Structuresand Algorithms
  • General Education course

Quarter 3

  • Debugging andMaintenance
  • Mobile DevelopmentFrameworks
  • General Education course

Quarter 4

  • Agile DevelopmentMethods
  • Collaborative Design
  • General Education course

Quarter 5

  • Collaborative Design
  • Product Initiation& Design
  • General Education course

Quarter 6

  • Product Construction& Deployment
  • General Education course
  • General Education course

Annual Tuition and Fees Comparison for Washington Residents

  • Green River BAS degree - $7,677.12
  • Evergreen State College - $8,364.00
  • Western Washington University - $8,610.75
  • Washington State University - $11,966.00
  • University of Washington - $11,839.00
  • Estimated tuition and fees for 2015-2016 for Washington State residents, 15 credits per quarter, three quarters per year.

Andy Orr, Program Manager

Andy has 10 years of experience working in higher education and a strong background in workforce development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Rhetoric and Writing from Washington State University, and is front-end web development hobbyist. His primary interests include student development and collaborating with visionary colleagues wherever education and technology intersect.

Kendrick Hang, Program Director and Software Development Instructor

Ken worked as a software developer for more than a decade, developing aircrew and tactics training systems for the naval aviation community. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Maryland University College, a certificate in community college teaching from Seattle University, and is a Certified Scrum Master. His primary interest areas include software craftsmanship, technical leadership, computer science education, and diversity in computing. Tina Ostrander, Software Development Instructor

Tina has taught as a Computer Science and Information Systems instructor for 18 years. She earned her Bachelor's from the University of Washington in Cognitive Science, her Master of Arts in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. Having developed websites for organizations with thousands of users, she brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. Her primary professional interests include women in technology, database systems, and Agile development methods. Tina is a Certified ScrumMaster.

Josh Archer, Software Development Instructor

Josh has taught computer science and web development since 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Systems from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in Computer Science, also from the University of Washington. His primary interests include web development, data analysis, and algorithms.

Green River - A leader in university transfer

Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their four-year bachelor's degree. The transfer program provides courses equivalent to the first two years of a university degree. Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree.

Education Requirements

In order to obtain a bachelor's degree in the US, all students must complete specific requirements for their major as well as general education requirements which represent a foundation of learning in various areas including Math, Writing, Science, Social Science and Humanities. Students are given freedom to select classes of their choice from general categories. For example, within the "Social Science" category, students can choose any one of the following subjects: sociology, psychology, political science, history, geography and others. The Humanities category includes: art, speech, communications, languages, music, philosophy, and others. Science includes: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and others.

Green River knows how important housing is to the success of a student. This is why our housing staff go the extra mile to give the best experience possible by providing a caring, positive, safe and supportive American living experience.


Experience traditional American college life at Campus Corner Apartments (CCA)

Students enjoy a convenient, on-campus location; comfortable, high quality facilities; an excellent study environment; and an opportunity to get involved and make friends in supportive student community of 340 American and international students. Students must be 17 years old at the time of move-in.

Benefits of Living On Campus:

  • Living on campus is convenient!
  • Walking distance to class, library, fitness center, gym and Performing Arts Center
  • Community Center where you can meet and make friends from all over the world
  • Lots of on-site student activities
  • Private and group study areas
  • Easy to get involved in campus activities

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree.

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