Information Technology: Application Development

The Bachelor's of Applied Science in Information Technology: Application Development (BAS-IT:AD) has been designed to ensure graduates have a strong technical foundation in application and software development.

BAS-IT Student Shane Butcher

Career Options 

Students are prepared to work in teams as application developers and designers, to manage IT projects, and to prepare software documentation.

Program Details 

The BAS-IT:AD program is an additional two years of full-time study beyond a two-year associate degree.

  • Six quarters of classes
  • Three classes (15 credits) per quarter
  • No summer classes


Applying for the BAS programs is easy! Applications are now being accepted for fall 2019.

  1. Complete the BAS Application Form (pdf).
  2. Submit the completed form to Enrollment Services via email to or in person on the second floor of TransAlta Commons Building. Note: Applicants will be emailed by Enrollment Services. The email will include confirmation the Application Form has been received and instructions on how to access the online Application Portal through Canvas.
  3. Pay the $35 application fee. Pay in person at the cashier (second floor of the TransAlta Commons), by phone at 360-623-8931, or online through the CC Bookstore.
  4. Access the Application Portal in Canvas to finish applying.

Questions about applying? Contact Enrollment Services at 360-623-8976 or

Minimum Admission Requirements

Admission into the BAS-IT: AD program is merit-based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of amiable enrollment spaces. In order to be placed into the admissions pool, applicants must complete or submit the following:

  • Completion of the BAS application materials
  • Proof of an earned associate’s or higher degree or 90 credits (junior standing) from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Proof of completing 10 or more lower division credits in programming languages with a minimum 2.0 grade in each course

Required Courses

The following courses must be completed prior to earning a bachelor's degree. These courses can be included in the two year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s program in addition to the required courses. Students who have completed the requirements at the time of application will receive preferred entrance consideration.

  • ENGL& 101 – English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Social Science – any 100 level or above course that carries Social Science (SS) distribution
  • CMST& 220 – Public Speaking (5 credits)
  • Natural Science – any 100 level or above course that carries Natural Science (NS) distribution w/lab
  • MATH& 141 – Pre-Calculus I (5 credits) OR MATH 118 Linear Algebra (5 credits) OR MATH 128 Discrete Structures (5 credits)
  • Five additional credits in the general education requirement


The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate. For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees—Applied Baccalaureate Degree Program.

The cost of room and board would be additional.

Financial Aid

For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid. 


Students can apply for scholarships online from Dec. 1-March 1. Visit the scholarships page for information and a link to the online application.