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Information Systems and Technology – Bachelor of Applied Science

Do you have an associate degree (AAS or AA) but you’re looking for a way to break into or advance your career in the Information Technology industry? If so, a BAS in Information Systems and Technology from Spokane Falls Community College may be exactly what you’re looking for. In this program, you’ll build technical skills and gain theoretical knowledge that directly applies to real-world problems companies are facing today. Graduates will be equipped to for careers in database development, data management, automation, enterprise server administration, and more.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) program in Information Technology (or related field) from an accredited institution. (In some cases, work experience may earn you credits using Prior Learning Assessment points)
  • Minimum college-level GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required core technical courses
  • Admission into Spokane Falls Community College

Location

Evening and Hybrid courses administered by faculty at SFCC. Courses and schedules are flexible to fit the needs of working professionals.

Courses

The following classes show some of the main courses that make up the Information Systems and Technology program.

  • ISIT344 - Virtualization and Storage

    This course introduces and applies the concepts of design, implementation, management and troubleshooting of cloud computing, application, desktop and server virtualization, network virtualization and large storage systems. Technologies include VMWare and Storage Area Networks (SAN) solutions. Recommended: IS 262 or equivalent. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.

  • ISIT360 - Database Application Development

    This course builds on previous coursework and/or experience to design and implement database back-ends and front-ends. Solutions include RDBMS and noSQL designs, and desktop / web-based front-ends. Previous database and coding experience is required. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.

  • ISIT444 - Automation/Configuration Management

    This course introduces and applies the concepts of design, implementation, management and troubleshooting of task automation, change management, configuration management, and log management in an enterprise computing environment. Examples of technologies include Powershell, Python, Windows Task Manger, and CRON. Recommended: CS 121, IS 262 or equivalent. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.

  • ISIT470 - Systems Analysis and Design

    This course provides the opportunity to design, implement, and document the system development cycle in an organizational context. Course includes analysis of current systems, logical and physical systems design, program development, testing, implementation, maintenance, and documentation. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.

Career Opportunities for BAS IST Graduates

  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Help Desk Manager
  • Application Architect

Get Credit for Your Experience with Prior Learning Assessment

Accelerate your time to degree completion with Prior Learning. Community Colleges of Spokane values the college-level knowledge students may have acquired outside the traditional college classroom. You may have acquired this knowledge through your past work, independent reading and study, training programs or in-service courses, volunteer service, cultural or artistic pursuits, hobbies and recreational pastimes, community or religious activities, organizational memberships, adult education, non-credit courses, study abroad, military training not evaluated for credit by ACE, or other experiences.

Meet the Instructors

Max Josquin
Information Systems Computer Science Department Chair
(509) 533-3796
max.josquin@sfcc.spokane.edu

Max Josquin has been a computer science/information instructor and department chair (for the last 14 years) at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) since 1998. Prior to his employment at SFCC, he worked in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, as a system/network administrator for the School District 271 (Coeur d’Alene School District), technical consultant for Worldwide Packet in Spokane, business owner, instructor at North Idaho College, instructor at Eastern Washington University, and instructor at the French-Japanese Institute of Tokyo for the French Ministry of Culture. Mr. Josquin recently received (co-pi) an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of the team’s project goal is to increase the enrollment and retention of female students in the Information Technology (IT) program at SFCC.

Brady Nielsen
ISIT Instructor
(509) 533-3434
Brady.Nielsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

Brady Nielsen has more than 20 years of full-time IT industry experience including the last 8 as an information security professional and 6 as a college instructor. He is passionate about information security keeping his ties to the community by volunteering as an officer in the local ISSA chapter. He has an MBA from Gonzaga University and MS in Information Assurance with a concentration in Cybersecurity from Regis University.

Apply Now

Are you interested in applying for the Bachelors of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology program? That’s great! Here are the basic steps for applying:

Do you meet the admission requirements?

Make sure you qualify for the program before starting the application process. Check the GPA requirements and prerequisites listed above under program details. Still not sure if your A.A.S or A.A qualifies? Give us a call or send us an email and we will make sure you’re all set.

Have you filled your SFCC general application?

The application to the BAS Information Systems and Technology is in addition to the general SFCC application. Apply to SFCC on our Apply Now page.

Submit the BAS Information Systems and Technology application.

Contact us via email or phone (509-533-3522) to request the BAS application.

Quick Facts

Degree Types: Bachelors

Length: 2 Years (With completed AA or AAS)

Total Credits: 90 (+90 credits from AA or AAS totaling 180)

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Classes Start: Fall, Winter and Spring Quarter

Location: SFCC campus, evening and hybrid courses

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Contact Us

Questions? Looking for specific details? Contact us now:

Bachelor of Applied Science
(509) 533-3522
BAS@sfcc.spokane.edu

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