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Applied Computing

Bachelor of Applied Science

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.

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College of Applied Science & Technology

Develop core skills to propel your career in the field of applied computing. Choose from one of six areas of emphasis to specialize your degree: Software Development, Information Management, Network Operations, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and DevOps.

Learn to use computation and technology as universal tools to solve problems and design and build computer-based systems and digital artifacts. This knowledge will prepare you to advance your career across a wide range of government, private, and public organizations including military, finance, retail, education and manufacturing.

This program features state-of-the-art online technologies to engage students in interactive assessments and exercises. Coursework is designed to maximize your ability to learn by doing. This hands-on learning provides real-world experience that will set you apart in a competitive job market.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The curriculum for this program includes:

APCV 302: Statistics in the Information Age
APCV 320: Computational Thinking and Doing
CYBV 301: Fundamentals of Cyber Security
APCV 310: Introduction to Computing


Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Computing will build core skills, including:

  • Security operations development
  • Computer science
  • Language programming
  • Code review
  • Operating systems
  • Information systems
  • Software engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Agile methodology
  • Scripting
  • Debugging
  • Scalability
  • Markup languages
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Data analysis
  • Application development

Graduates of the Applied Science BAS program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

    • Developer
    • Cybersecurity Application Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Development Operations Architect/Engineer
    • Information Architect
    • Machine Learning Specialist/Engineer
    • Network Manager
    • Security Analyst
    • Software Architect
    • System/Network Administrator
    • Web Developer

    Areas of Emphasis

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    Software Development

    In the Software Development emphasis, you will build a strong foundation in computer programming, web development and application development that will prepare you to increase your earning potential. Upon graduation, you may choose to pursue careers including software and web developer, data engineer, mobile app developer and data analyst.

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    Software Development Courses
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    Software Development

    Specialized courses in this emphasis include:

    • CSCV 335: Object-Oriented Programming and Design
    • CSCV 337: Web Programming
    • CSCV 352: Systems Programming and UNIX
    • APCV 361: Data Analysis and Visualization
    Software Development Details
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    Information Management

    In the Information Management emphasis, you will develop your understanding of database systems, web design, programming and data visualization and analysis. These skills will help prepare you to pursue careers in high-demand fields ranging from database administration, data analysis and engineering, web development and information architecture.

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    Information Management Courses
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    Information Management

    Specialized courses in this emphasis include:

    • CSCV 337: Web Programming
    • APCV 361: Data Analysis and Visualization
    • APCV 360: Database Management Fundamentals
    • CSCV 460: Database Design
    Information Management Details
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    Network Operations

    In the Network Operations emphasis, you will learn the engineering and operational activities required to create, operate and defend networks. This advanced program will challenge you to merge theory, understanding and practice. The curriculum includes operational labs, modern network architecture, advanced routing and switching, systems administration, cloud computing, network defense, wireless networking and network security.

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    Network Operations Courses
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    Network Operations

    Specialized courses in this emphasis include:

    • NETV/INFV 370: Intro to Network Design and Architecture
    • NETV 371: Network Security Principles
    • NETV 375: Advanced Routing and WAN Technologies
    • NETV 379: Cloud Computing
    Network Operations Details
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    Applied Artificial Intelligence

    The Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) emphasis focuses on AI algorithm development and applying AI to approach practical application problems. In this emphasis, you will master concepts and tools including machine learning, statistical analysis and data analytics in applied computing. This emphasis will prepare you to pursue careers such as AI Specialist/Developer, Data Engineer and Security Programmer.

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    Cloud Computing

    In the Cloud Computing emphasis, you will become familiar with the complicated infrastructure related to virtualization, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The course outline provides a baseline on virtualization technologies, introduction to cloud technologies, as well as courses focusing on Amazon and Microsoft, with advanced discussion topics on cloud computing.

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    Cloud Computing Courses
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    Dev Ops

    The DevOps emphasis teaches core principles of Applied Computing, enabling you to develop a solid foundation in statistics, programming, networking and cybersecurity. Courses focus on the development and application of DevOps to approach practical application problems in secure computing. In this emphasis, you will gain hands-on, interdisciplinary experience alongside peers and expert faculty.

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    Dev Ops Courses