Computing Technology and Software Development

Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing Technology and Software Development

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing Technology and Software Development provides students the opportunity to earn a degree which prepares students to analyze software problems, plans, and solutions to design a logical plan for program requirements; implement software solutions and communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding the solutions; demonstrate collaborative skills in team settings to plan and accomplish software solutions; and apply ethical concepts to design solutions.  The curriculum emphasizes practical, real-world problems.

Potential Careers

  • Software Developers
  • System Software Developers

Salary & Earnings Information

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Contacts

For more information about the program or admission requirements, please contact Stephanie Hines at shines10@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-2958. 

For the most up-to-date information, visit valenciacollege.edu/bachelordegrees

Application Fee

There is no application fee for this program.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of all State Common Program Prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
    • COP 1000C, and
    • CGS 2545C, and
    • either CTS 1134C or CET 2179C, and
    • MAC 1105, STA 1001C, MAT 1033C, MGF 1106 or higher level math.
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • an Associate in Arts (A.A) degree* from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), or
    • an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree* in of the following areas: Computer Programming & Analysis, Computer Information Technology, or Network Engineering Technology from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), or
    • at least 60 semester credit hours of college level course work at a regionally accredited institution, including 15 credits that are applicable to Valencia’s College’s General Education Program requirements, with a minimum of a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), and

*Note: Other Associate or higher degrees must be formally evaluated by the Computing Technology Department for admission.

  1. Analyze software problems, plans, and solutions to design a logical plan for program requirements.

  2. Implement software solutions and communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding the solutions.

  3. Demonstrate collaborative skills in team settings to plan and accomplish software solutions.

  4. Apply ethical concepts to design solutions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
Term 1Credit Hours
ENC 1102 Freshman Comp II +*~ 3
GEB 1011 Introduction To Business 1 3
STA 2023 STATISTICAL METHODS 3
COP 3330C OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING +* 3
 Credit Hours12
Term 2
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics-Macro 3
SPC 1608 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~ 3
GEB 3213 BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION +* 3
CEN 3024C SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT I +* 3
 Credit Hours12
Term 3
General EducationMath or Science 3
General EducationHumanities (GR) 3
CEN 4802C SOFTWARE INTEGRATION, CONFIGURATION, AND TESTING +* 3
CEN 4025C SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT II +* 3
 Credit Hours12
Year II
Term 1
BUL 2241
Business Law I *
or SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
3
CEN 4333C ADVANCED DATABASE DEVELOPMENT + 3
CIS 3304C MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
ETI 4448C APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT + 3
 Credit Hours12
Term 2
CEN 4930C SEMINAR IN ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT + 3
CEN 4910C SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT + 3
Required upper division Software Development elective courses (at least 3 credits must be with CEN prefix) 6
CEN 4350C OPEN SOURCE WEB TECHNOLOGIES +
CEN 4360C MOBILE DEVICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +
CEN 4370C .NET SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT USING C# +
ACG 3024 ACCOUNTING THEORY AND PRACTICE +*
CET 3464C SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*
COP 3275C C/C++ PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*
ETI 3116 QUALITY ASSURANCE WITH TESTING METHODS +*
ETS 3663 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION +*
FIN 3402 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING +*
MAN 3240 PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR +
MAN 3353 MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICES +
MAN 4162 CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR MANAGERS +
MAR 3023 MARKETING MANAGEMENT +
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of all State Common Program Prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
    • COP 1000C, and
    • CGS 2545C, and
    • either CTS 1134C or CET 2179C, and
    • MAC 1105, STA 1001C, MAT 1033C, MGF 1106 or higher level math.
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • an Associate in Arts (A.A) degree* from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), or
    • an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree* in of the following areas: Computer Programming & Analysis, Computer Information Technology, or Network Engineering Technology from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), or
    • at least 60 semester credit hours of college level course work at a regionally accredited institution, including 15 credits that are applicable to Valencia’s College’s General Education Program requirements, with a minimum of a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA), and

      *Note: Other Associate or higher degrees must be formally evaluated by the Computing Technology Department for admission.

Graduation Requirements:

  • In addition to completing the course requirements detailed in the curriculum in order to graduate, students must:
  • Earn a minimum 2.0 Valencia College and Overall GPA.
  • Complete all Core course work with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all core courses.
  • Satisfy Valencia’s 36 credit hour General Education requirements and Gordon Rule requirements unless you hold an Associate in Arts or Bachelor’s degree or have completed the entire general education program at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete at least 25% of the 120 credit hour degree program (30 credits) at Valencia College, based upon the Florida College System's requirement of a 2+2 admission into the baccalaureate program.  Fifteen of those hours must be 3000 or 4000 level courses from the program core course list.
  • Submit an application for graduation through Atlas by the deadline date listed in the Academic Calendar in the online official catalog.  The student must have at least the minimum number of college-level credits for the degree, including all courses currently registered, in order to submit a graduation application.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to Valencia College.
  • Foreign Language: Successfully complete the Florida foreign language requirement: two years high school or one year of college (at least eight credits) in a single foreign language. American Sign Language is acceptable. Foreign language taken at the college level does not satisfy the General Education credits.
  • Satisfy the civic literacy requirement. As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, Prior to the award of an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree, first-time-in-college students entering a Florida College System institution in the 2018-19 school year, and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through one of the following options prior to graduation:

    • successfully passing POS 2041 U.S. GOVERNMENT. or AMH 2020 U.S. HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT or
    • ​successfully passing a prescribed assessment: AP Government & Politics Test (passing score =3, or AP U.S. History Test (passing score = 4), or CLEP American Government (passing score = 50)

At the time this catalog was published, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) has not finalized the complete course or assessment options. This catalog will be updated with course and assessment options once they are published by DOE.

Total Semester Credits required – 120 credit hours in addition to completing the Foreign Language Requirement above.  The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits the student brings to the BAS program.  Additional courses to complete the required 120 credit hours for graduation must apply to the degree and be approved by an advisor. 

Students who have completed core courses prior to entering the BAS program may substitute lower level COP, COT, CIS, CTS, or CET prefix courses or CGS 2786C with advisor approval.