Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees (BAS)

These degrees are for those who are preparing for employment in a career-oriented program of study or upgrading in a specific occupation. This degree is not intended for transfer; however, courses are considered for transfer on an individual basis by the receiving graduate program offered at a 4-year college or university.


Secure Software Development

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Secure Software Development, “The Software side of Cyber Security”. The degree requires completion of 120 credit hours. Students will be required to declare the BAS through admissions. Students are required to meet with Computer Technology/Computer Science faculty to set up an initial subject-specific advising meeting; develop a student plan; and review their general education requirements/transfer credits. Satisfactory completion (grade of C or higher) is mandatory for all core and computer prefixed (CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB) degree coursework. All skill set courses (CIS, CNG, CSC and CWB) must have been completed within 7 years of the current date for use within the earned program. Course work for this degree can be completed in traditional, hybrid, or online format.

This area of emphasis prepares you to become a programmer in secure software development. You will develop skills using multiple programming languages and databases and implement component security using industry’s best security practices. You will also design, develop, and test secure software applications; conduct software penetration testing; and provide recommendations for reducing computer security risks. This degree also focuses on critical elements of software security; implement techniques for mitigating security risks; and you will identify and develop software solutions to threats and attacks in order to minimize risk and protect privacy.

Secure Software Development BAS Degree


Water Quality Management Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Water Quality Management prepares students for careers in the water industry, such as: utility management, environmental health, watershed science, and water resource management. Interested students must complete a BAS application in order to enroll in upper division WQM courses. The BAS application can be found on the department website. Students may also meet with WQM staff or faculty to set up an initial meeting in order to identify their preferred career and educational pathways. Students should also meet with Academic Advising to review their general education requirements and transfer credits. Satisfactory completion, grade of C or higher, is mandatory for all core WQM coursework.

Water Quality Management BAS Degree