Information Technology

Information Technology Program Overview

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The study of Information Technology (IT) will provide students with limitless opportunities in the IT workforce. With current technologies integrated into the IT curriculum along with connections with area employers, CBC's IT program prepares students like you for success!
CBC is Certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence

You may be interested in IT if you:

  • Enjoy solving complex problems and designing solutions
  • Express creativity through the use of an ever-expanding set of tools
  • Enjoy analyzing data for decision making using real-world scenarios
  • Are interested in applying logical and quantitative reasoning to analyze IT problems to meet organizational needs

Our connections expand beyond the classroom and facilitate internships, as well as contests where students can earn awards of recognition, and volunteer work in the community to enhance your holistic growth. Students can also build new connections of their own within our thriving extra-curricular clubs run by students like you.

Start your path at CBC with the fundamental skills you'll need to accomplish your career goals of doing what you love and increasing your income potential by joining the growing industry of Information Technology.

Learn more about our Bachelor of Applied Science degree in IT! 

Careers in Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) careers are available in every sector of the economy. CBC's IT program will introduce to you to a variety of interesting careers.

  • Data Anaylst

    Gather, organize and use information to answer questions and solve problems. Use mathematical tools like date modeling to spot patterns in information, then use those findings to provide insight and point to solutions that will interest the employer.

  • Software Developer

    Develop, create and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

  • Database Administrator

    Administer, test and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

  • Tech Support

    Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail and operating systems.

  • Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

    Produces financial and market intelligence to aid in business decision making through the  development of reporting systems. The BI Developer uses and maintains warehouse data to solve organizational problems.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Application

Columbia Basin College (CBC) is accredited as a BAS degree-granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. This application and guidelines are for applicants who are interested in the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (Optional concentrations: Agriculture, Healthcare Administration)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management (Optional concentration: Construction)

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For Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Health Physics, Teacher Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degrees, do NOT use these guidelines and application. Contact each program for the program-specific application.


Applicants must have met the following requirements:

  • Earned at least an associate degree from an academic transfer or career/technical program or completed at least 90 college-level credits from an academic transfer or career/technical program(s) and

Completed the following prerequisites:

  • At least one 100+ level math course with a minimum grade of 2.0
  • ENGL& 101 or the equivalent course with a minimum grade of 2.0

If you have questions about your eligibility, we strongly encourage you to consult the appropriate program advisor listed on the next page on the above prerequisites as you may have already taken the course(s) or equivalent.

Application Deadline

Each program reviews completed applications and admits new students throughout the academic year. While new applications are continuously reviewed, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early; seats in these classes can become very limited as we approach the beginning of each quarter. In order for your application to be considered, all steps must be completed with the required materials submitted one week prior to the first day of each quarter.

Requirements Checklist

  • Completed online CBC Application for Admission (for new CBC students only)
  • Completed CBC BAS application
  • Official transcript(s)*, sealed, verifying;
    • Your completion of two-year degree and/or all other college credits earned
    • Your completion of the program prerequisites, if applicable
  • Resume (maximum three pages)

*For applicants who are current/past CBC students or CBC graduates: If you already have your academic records at CBC (e.g., CBC courses, courses from other institutions), you are NOT required to submit official transcript(s) with your application.

*You may submit your application while waiting for your official transcript(s) to arrive. The application will not be processed until the transcript(s) are received. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope or sent electronically through our Washington State Student Management System (SMS), or authorized online service provider.


  1. Complete the online CBC Application for Admission. (Note: if you are a current CBC student you do NOT need to submit a CBC Application for Admission).
  2. Receive CBC Student ID Number via your CBC acceptance email (after your admissions application has been processed).
  3. Submit the BAS Application with all required documents listed in the Requirements Checklist via postal mail or in person.

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The graduates of the BAS in Cyber Security / Information Technology programs may choose to pursue master's degrees in the related field of study.

Columbia Basin College has established the articulation agreement with Western Governors University Washington to provide the alumni with a more seamless transition to the graduate degree program. Effective April 2017, students who complete a BAS degree at CBC will also be eligible for enrollment in master's degree programs at Western Governors University Washington.

Check out the programs that CBC BAS graduates are enrolled in (as of June 2020):

    • BAS in Applied Management
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MA
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education (K-8)
    • Elementary Education Spec. Eng Lang Learners
    • Government
    • Elementary Education (Leads to initial Teacher Licensure)
    • Secondary Education (Leads to initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MBA
    • Business Administration
    • Healthcare Management
    • IT Management
    • Management and Strategy
    • Master of Business Administration
  • MS
    • Accounting
    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    • IN Project Management
    • Management in Leadership
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Operations/Project Management
    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • BAS Cyber Security
    • BAS Information Technology
  • MS
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    • BAS Project Management
  • MA
    • Elementary Education Spec. Special Education
    • Master of Engineering Technology and Technology Management
    • Engineering and Technology MGT

Transfer Opportunities

CBC and Central Washington University (CWU) have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the transfer of qualified students in all applied or technical degree programs from CBC in their application to, admission to, and completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) degree program at CWU.

All CBC Professional/Technical Degrees are Eligible for entry into the BAS-ITAM CWU Undergraduate Program including:

Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Business Administration
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Accounting
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Cybersecurity
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Information Technology
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Database Administrator
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in IT Support Technician
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Network Administrator
Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Project Management


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