Computing Technology and Software Development

Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing Technology and Software Development (CIP# 1101101034)

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 Sarah Ashby, Program Advisor, at sashby4@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-2404. 

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 submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities and 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 College’s General Education Program requirements,with a minimum of a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA) .

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

Program Outcomes

  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. 

Students with an A.S. degree

Students who have completed an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited institution must complete:

 Computing Technology & Software Development Core Courses 

BUL 2241Business Law I *3
or CGS 2091C SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
GEB 1011Introduction To Business 13
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1017 Interpersonal Communication
STA 2023STATISTICAL METHODS +*3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirements +~ (GR)3
Math or ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Requirements3
CIS 3304CMANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS +*3
CEN 3024CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT I +*3
CEN 4025CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT II +*3
CEN 4333CADVANCED DATABASE DEVELOPMENT +*3
CEN 4802CSOFTWARE INTEGRATION, CONFIGURATION, AND TESTING +*3
CEN 4910CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT +*3
CEN 4930CSEMINAR IN ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3
ETI 4448CAPPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT +*3
GEB 3213BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION +*3
Select One of the Following:3
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING +*
ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING +*
Required upper division Software Development elective courses (Choose from the list below or any upper division CEN or COP course. At least 3 credits must be with a CEN prefix)6
Total Credits60

 Upper Division Electives

CEN 3942INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3-9
CEN 4350COPEN SOURCE WEB TECHNOLOGIES +*3
CEN 4360CMOBILE DEVICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3
CEN 4370C.NET SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT USING C# +*3
CET 3464CSOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*3
COP 3275CC/C++ PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*3
ETI 3116QUALITY ASSURANCE WITH TESTING METHODS +*3
ETS 3663ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION +*3
ACG 3024ACCOUNTING THEORY AND PRACTICE +*3
FIN 3402FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING +*3
MAN 3240PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR +*3
MAN 3353MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICES +*3
MAN 4162CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR MANAGERS +*3
MAR 3023MARKETING MANAGEMENT +*3

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 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).

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.

Program Outcomes

  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.

Students with an A.A. degree

Students who have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a regionally accredited institution must complete:

CGS 2100CCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS3
Choose from any lower level CGS, CIS, COP, CTS, or COT prefix, or a CET course with program chair approval, or any upper division BASCTSD elective. 15
Total Credit Hours18

Computing Technology & Software Development Core Courses 

Core Requirements
GEB 1011Introduction To Business 13
BUL 2241Business Law I3
or CGS 2091C SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
CEN 3024CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT I +*3
CEN 4025CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT II +*3
CEN 4333CADVANCED DATABASE DEVELOPMENT +*3
CEN 4802CSOFTWARE INTEGRATION, CONFIGURATION, AND TESTING +*3
CEN 4910CSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT +*3
CEN 4930CSEMINAR IN ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3
CIS 3304CMANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS +*3
ETI 4448CAPPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT +*3
GEB 3213BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION +*3
Select one of the following:3
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING +*
ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING +*
Required upper division Software Development elective courses (Choose from the list below or any upper division CEN or COP course. At least 3 credits must be with a CEN prefix)6
Total Credits 60

Upper Division Electives

CEN 3942INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3-9
CEN 4350COPEN SOURCE WEB TECHNOLOGIES +*3
CEN 4360CMOBILE DEVICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT +*3
CEN 4370C.NET SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT USING C# +*3
CET 3464CSOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*3
COP 3275CC/C++ PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY +*3
ETI 3116QUALITY ASSURANCE WITH TESTING METHODS +*3
ETS 3663ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION +*3
ACG 3024ACCOUNTING THEORY AND PRACTICE +*3
FIN 3402FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING +*3
MAN 3240PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR +*3
MAN 3353MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICES +*3
MAN 4162CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR MANAGERS +*3
MAR 3023MARKETING MANAGEMENT +*3

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 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)

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.