LCC's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs are undergraduate programs
designed to provide students with a practical and applied education in a specific
field. Unlike traditional Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees,
which often emphasize humanities or theoretical math and science, a BAS degree focuses
on hands-on, real-world applications of knowledge. These programs are tailored to
meet the needs of industries requiring skilled professionals with a strong foundation
in both theoretical concepts and practical skills. The curriculum includes a combination
of technical coursework, practical training, and general education requirements, ensuring
graduates are well-prepared for immediate entry into the workforce. BAS degrees are
particularly beneficial for individuals seeking career advancement or a transition
to a new field, as they offer a targeted and career-oriented approach to education.
Sometimes referred to as a 4-year degree, Bachelors degree programs at LCC can be
completed on varying timelines to accommodate your schedule, full-time or part-time.
These degrees admit students that have completed an AAS or AAS-T degree or 90 credits
at an accredited institution.
LCC currently offers two Bachelor of Applied Science programs. Class types include
in-person, online and hybrid. Learn more about our available programs below and apply
New and returning students (who have been away from LCC for 2 or more years) should
apply to Lower Columbia College prior to applying for a BAS program.
Current LCC students (and those returning within 2 years) do not need to apply to
LCC. Just complete your BAS application and make an appointment with your advisor.
The BAS-OLTM is a career-focused, applied science degree designed to prepare graduates
for positions in leadership, management, and supervisory roles in private, public,
and nonprofit organizations. The program is designed for working adults with a range
of professional technical associate degrees and a diverse set of work experiences
and professional goals. LCC's BAS-OLTM program will help students gain the skills
and knowledge needed to effectively lead and manage others through the study of behavioral
and leadership theory, professional communications, project management, workplace
and environmental safety, conflict resolution, theories of decision-making, change
management, ethics, and diversity.
If you have your AAS in Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Technology, Chemical Dependency
Studies, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, Welding (and many others), you may already
be prepared to start your Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership
and Technical Management.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2024
You can be on the path to making a difference in your community by earning a Bachelor
of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education (BAS-TE). LCC's BAS-TE program will
help you gain knowledge and skills to effectively work with students and collaborate
with professionals throughout the field. This program is tailored for working adults
with options for residency teacher certification or a focus in early care and education.
LCC offers endorsements in elementary education and early childhood education.
LCC's Early Childhood Education AAS and Education AAS (ideal for paraeducators) programs
are both pathways to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education!
Do you have an AAS in another program, but would like to find out about eligibility
requirements? Talk with your advisor.
Deadline to Apply:May 1, 2024