Application Development

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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  • Credits to complete: 90.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 6 | Part Time - 10

Accepting Applications for our fall 2023 cohort

Our information session is: November 7, 2023 at 1 p.m.

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We are now accepting applications for AD BAS fall 2023. Please apply here.

The Application Development Bachelor of Applied Science (AD B.A.S.) prepares students for high-wage jobs in a high-demand field. Benefits to participation in the AD B.A.S. program, include:

  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Small class sizes provide students with individualized attention
  • Hybrid in-person and online classes
  • Career counseling and professional development events
  • Credit for prior learning and workplace experience

Graduates of the AD B.A.S. program go on to work in a variety of industry roles including: software developer, web developer, and mobile application developer. Within six months of graduation, 80% of graduates were placed in a job in a related industry.

Program Pathway:

The following diagram shows the various pathway options that will be accepted into the Application Development BAS degree.

program pathway

What graduates are saying about AD at NSC


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 Steven Wang



"The real work I do at Amazon is project based, so having that experience from North Seattle College's Application Development program is really an advantage. Working well on a team and getting that practice in North's fully accredited AD program gave me a lot of confidence. My time at North was truly the best educational investment I could have made, and it has provided me and my family life-changing mobility. I wouldn't be where I am today without my North Seattle College experience." - Steven Wang, NSC Application Development Grad

Deyanira Taupier



 Deya Taupier



“Instructors in North Seattle College’s Application Development program taught me how to use ideas and apply them to real world problems. I was able to gain experience with a major internship, and not only did I learn about different technologies, but I felt supported by staff and encouraged to grow as a person. Today, I’m a software developer team lead by trade and North Seattle College alumnus by heart. Go Tree Frogs!” - Deya Taupier, NSC Application Development Grad



Darcey Tutam graduate of AP BAS program


  Darcey Tatum
  Software Developer



"Being a student of the Application Development program at NSC gave me a fundamental understanding of programming, algorithms, and how to come up with creative solutions for complex problems. The AD program at NSC allowed me to get a quality internship, and get hired by the same company after my internship was complete.  The instructors and staff were great in helping guide me through changing careers, and equipping me with the fundamental knowledge of what it takes to make it in the software industry." - Darcey Tatum, NSC Application Development Grad


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 Rasa Rasiulyte
 MS in CS
 Johns Hopkins University


“Getting my Bachelor degree in Application Development from NSC allowed me to graduate and pursue my dream of working towards a Masters in Computer Science.  This program provides a solid foundation and as a result, I was honored by every single school I applied to including top schools such as Stanford, University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins University. I am so glad I chose this program, it was the perfect path towards my education goals."  - Rasa Rasiulyte, MS in CS at Johns Hopkins University

Program Contact

Michelle Melero
BAS/BS Director  
Workforce Instruction Division  

Jeffrey Eng
BAS/BS Outreach and Advising Manager  

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.