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.

Academic Options

Select the Bachelor of Applied Science degree option below to learn more.

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 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. The BASM program accepts students on an annual basis each fall.

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.

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.

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. 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. The BASIT program accepts students on a quarterly basis.

Teacher Education, BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education at YVC integrates rigorous applied curriculum and residency experience. The BAS Teacher Education program prepares individuals for a Washington State Teacher Certificate in Elementary Education (K-8) with additional optional endorsements in English Language Learner (ELL) and Early Childhood Education (ECE).

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