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BS in Computer Software Technology

Bring technological expertise to any organization with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology. Computer software technology is an accumulation of information technology, software engineering, and computer science. Pursuing a computer software technology degree  at The Golden State College will give you the opportunity to explore these various aspects of the software technology industry. The degree covers all stages of the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, software design patterns, software development, software testing, and software project management.


Built on a solid foundation of mathematics and computer programming, this Bachelor of Science degree will teach you how to develop and maintain software technology systems that are affordable, behave reliably and efficiently, and satisfy all customer requirements. Build the technical skills to create quality software technology products and the business knowledge to implement the computer software effectively.


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology degree program blends theory and practice to give a thorough knowledge of the field and a foundation for future growth. The computer technology program focuses on the foundations of computer software technology, including areas such as requirements gathering, design patterns, computer software development & testing, project management, and software development lifecycle. If you successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology degree program, you will be able to:

Apply knowledge of mathematics, computing, and scientific methods to system components and process development that meet requirement constraints in the software application domain.

Employ professionalism, ethics, and social responsibility values related to computer software technology tasks and projects.

Identify the computer software requirements that meet stakeholders’ specifications and concerns by selecting the appropriate requirements and elicitation techniques.

Use proven techniques and patterns to design computer software structure before it is implemented.

Utilize values, skills, and critical thinking throughout computer software engineering decision-making processes.

Apply established verification and validation techniques with well-defined objectives and targets to ensure that the software technology is meeting its stakeholders’ specifications and deliverables.

Communicate complex computer software engineering concepts in a multidisciplinary team using a variety of formats.

Integrate modern computer software technology knowledge, techniques, programming, and management skills to develop and deliver reliable and complex software in a cost-effective manner. 


Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits

General Education Requirements: 43 credits*

Major Course Requirements: 57 credits*

Electives: 20 credits

* In this program, 16 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

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