Information Technology Networking – System Administration

Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking – System Administration


Program information

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have the following:

  1. Hold an associate’s degree (AAS or AA) from a regionally accredited institution
    • or 90 college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5
  3. Eligible for Math 93 or 95
  4. Eligible for English& 101

Priority consideration will be given to students who have completed:

  • IT 110 – Computer Programming Introduction (5 credits)
  • IT 140 – Network Fundamentals (5 credits)
  • IT 145 – Advanced Microsoft Windows (5 credits)
  • IT 146 – Windows Server (5 credits)
  • IT 149 – Windows PowerShell Scripting (2 credits)
  • IT 211 – Cisco I – Introduction to Networks (6 credits)
  • IT 212 – Cisco II – Switching, Touring, and Wireless Essentials (6 credits)
  • IT 225 – Database Advanced (5 credits)
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) must be achieved in the above courses.

The following courses must be completed prior to earning the bachelor’s degree. They can be included in the associates degree or during the bachelor program (in addition to the required courses).  It is recommended applicants complete some of these courses prior to applying to the program to reduce time to completion.

  • English 101- English Composition (5 credits)
  • Communications course (5 credits)
  • Quantitative / symbolic reasoning course (5 credits)
  • Humanities course (10 credits)
  • Natural science courses (5 credits)
  • Natural Science lab science (5 credits)
  • Social science courses (10 credits)
  • Distributed Electives that fall into Communication, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science (15 credits)
  • A minimum grade point average of “C” (2.0) must be achieved in the above courses.​​

Steps to apply

Admission Deadlines


  • 1st (priority) Deadline – Last Friday in June
  • 2nd Deadline – Last Friday in August


  • First Monday in November


  • Last Friday in January

Step 1

  • Review all entrance requirements. If you feel you qualify, continue to the next step. If you have questions about your qualifications please email  or call 509.834.4522.

Step 2

  • Complete the YVC Application. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. Application is waived if you have been a student in the last twelve months.
  • Submit all sealed official transcripts from previous colleges

Step 3

Step 4

If funding is needed apply for FASFA/WAFSA.  FASFA/WAFSA opens for applications on October 1st for the upcoming academic year.

Step 5

Take the placement exam (if needed).  Placement testing is only required for students who have not taken a Math and English course and do not have a current placement exam on file.  Placement scores expire after two years.

Final Admission Decision

  • All applications will be admitted on a rolling admission basis, depending on space availability.
  • Admission decisions will be determined after the application deadline.
  • Applicants will be ranked on a grading rubric using the required criteria in the entrance requirements section.
  • Personal essays are not used in the selective admission process.  However, they are used to understand the student’s perspective of their current interest or skills in the field of IT. Among equally qualified applicants, admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. ​

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:

  • Analyze and develop recommendations for information systems administration in accordance with best practices and standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and ethical and social considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property.
  • Demonstrate effective communications, applying interpersonal and cultural awareness to business settings.
  • Develop successful and respectful relationship with clients, co-workers, managers, and stakeholders, applying a wide range of adaptive and effective communication skills to convey complex technical concepts.
  • Understand the place of information technology in an organization environment including alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

​​​​​​Career Information

Students from the BASIT program will be prepared for careers in a variety of occupations including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Information System Manager
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer System Analyst
  • System Engineer

For more information on current employment trends, visit Employment Security Department’s Labor Market and Economic Analysis.


Foundation and Core Courses can be found in the course catalog. BASIT courses are offered on an alternating​ year basis. The order in which the courses are offered is subject to change. Students can review required course prerequisites online, or contact the program coordinator at​ or 509.834.4522.​​

Tuition and Fees

Students in the  Bachelor of Applied Science program pay upper division tuition fees. Tuition is set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges which acts upon legislative authority. Rates are subject to change.

A full description of tuition and fees can be found on the Financial Aid website. You can also locate information on how to apply for grants and scholarships to pay for college.


Students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science program are encouraged to meet and maintain contact  with a college counselor/advisor to explore career options.


Bachelor of Applied Science