2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology-Software Development, AAS-T

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)

Information Systems Technologists work with businesses, governments, and other organizations that use computer hardware and software every day. They provide day-to-day support for users. They make sure all parts of a computer system work to meet the organization’s goals. They use their strong communications skills to help and work with a variety of people within an organization.

The AAS-T in Information Technology - Software Development provides students with core information technology skills in web design, networking, security, and programming, and then provides depth in software development, including a variety of modern programming languages and frameworks. The program also stresses soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

Graduates are prepared for entry software development or web development positions in business-oriented environments, or for the BAS-IS program.

With one of OC’s five IT AAS-T degrees, students can transfer directly into the Olympic College Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems (BAS-IS) program. The Evergreen State College also offers its “Upside Down” transfer option to students completing any of the five degrees. Students planning to transfer should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution before finalizing their education plan. 

Faculty Contact Office
Becker, Richard 360.475.7370 12-224
Blackwell, Kevin 360.475.7379 12-215A
Hanson, Dondi 360.475.7376 12-216A
Westlund, Mark 360.475.7357 12-225


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
  2. Effectively analyze, design, and build application solutions to support business needs.
  3. Effectively analyze, design, and build Web solutions to support business needs.
  4. Effectively fulfill business needs with IT solutions.
  5. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  6. Work as a team member in a business information system environment to accomplish the goals of a global organization.
  7. Follow simple and complex directions, exhibit a high level of attention to detail, and will be able to demonstrate a strong adherence to good time management practices.

Required Courses (102 Credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 Credits)

Electives (10 credits)

  • Credits: 5
  • Credits: 5
  • Credits: 5
  • Students planning to transfer to Old Dominion University (ODU) should select BUS& 101 and PSYC& 101

    Students planning to transfer to OC’s BAS-IS program should select BUS& 101 and SOC& 101

    Students planning to transfer to Western Washington University’s Computer and Information Systems Security program should select PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101.

Please Note

Program progression is contingent on a grade of 2.0 or above in each CIS and degree specialization course.