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Bachelor of Applied Science Programs

Yakima Valley College offers students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in a variety of academic disciplines.

YVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science programs are designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. This pathway combines lower division technical and transfer courses with upper division credits, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree.

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Business Management, BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management (BASM) is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and seek a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. The pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits in business management resulting in an application-oriented four-year degree.

Classes are offered during the evening, with each class occurring one time per week for two hours. Continued instruction and student interaction take place online. Full-time students, those taking 15 credits per quarter, can finish the program in two years upon completion of all prerequisites. Courses are offered during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. This program is also open for part-time enrollment.

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Dental Hygiene, BAS

The curriculum in the Dental Hygiene program consists of six quarters of professional education and clinical experience preceded by a demanding program of prerequisite courses. A bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene is earned upon graduation.

Dental Hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. The dental hygienist is a preventive oral health professional who has graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program in an institution of higher education; is licensed in dental hygiene; and works collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide educational, clinical research, administrative, and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. In practice, dental hygienists integrate the roles of clinician, educator, advocate, manager, and researcher to prevent oral diseases and promote health.

The Dental Hygiene curriculum includes general education, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, and dental hygiene sciences.

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AAS-DH to BAS-DH Bridge Program

The Bridge Program offers Registered Dental Hygienists who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Dental Hygiene (BASDH).

Graduates of Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved Dental Hygiene programs are eligible to apply for the YVC BAS-DH Bridge Program.  A minimum of 85 credits in Dental Hygiene coursework with grades of  C-(1.7) or above and a cumulative Dental Hygiene Program GPA of 2.5 or above are required.

An individual learning program will be created for each BAS-DH Bridge Program applicant based on individual transcript evaluation.

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IT Networking – System Administration, BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking – System Administration (BASIT) degree is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. This pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits in Information Technology, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree. Full-time students are generally able to complete the degree in as few as two years. Upon admission, students may start the program the following quarter.

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Teacher Education, BAS

Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education is designed to provide pathways for individuals with 90 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college wishing to seek certification in Elementary Education.

YVC’s program will prepare teacher candidates with content and subject knowledge required in PreK-8 classrooms, while integrating an in-depth residency experience. The program aspires to remove barriers and create pathways that systematically build upon the candidates’ previous educational background and past professional experience.

​Completion of the program will result in the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education. All Accepted applicants will be enrolled with the Elementary Education Endorsement (K-8). You may also apply for either or both of the Early Childhood Endorsement and English Language Learning Endorsement (K-12).​

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