Information Technology Networking – System Administration
Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking – System Administration
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.
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.
This degree will broaden and deepen students’ foundational knowledge, adding general education, theory, advanced technical and professional skills, and integrative collaborating learning.
Applicants must have the following:
- Hold an associate’s degree (AAS or AA) from a regionally accredited institution
- or 90 college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5
- Eligible for Math 93 or 95
- Eligible for English& 101
Priority consideration will be given to students who have completed:
- IT 110 – Computer Programming Introduction (5 credits)
- IT 115 – Database Introduction (2 credits)
- IT 140 – Network Fundamentals (5 credits)
- IT 143 – Cisco I (5 credits)
- IT 144 – Cisco II (5 credits)
- IT 145 – Advanced Microsoft Windows (5 credits)
- IT 146 – Windows Server (5 credits)
- IT 149 – Windows PowerShell Scripting (2 credits)
- IT 225 – Database Advanced (4 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, one of these must be a lab science (10 credits)
- Social science courses (10 credits)
- Additional general education courses 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
- 1st (priority) Deadline – Last Friday in June
- 2nd Deadline – Last Friday in August
- First Monday in November
- Last Friday in January
- Review all entrance requirements. If you feel you qualify, continue to the next step. If you have questions about your qualifications please email BASIT@yvcc.edu or call 509.834.4522.
- 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.
- Fill out and submit the BASIT Admissions Application. This application is free.
- Official transcripts from previous colleges.
- Submit application materials to:
Yakima Valley College
PO BOX 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
If funding is needed apply for FASFA/WAFSA. FASFA/WAFSA opens for applications October 1st for the upcoming academic year.
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.
Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:
- Understand the place of information technology in an organization environment including alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
- 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.
- 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.
- Develop solutions for networking and security system administration balancing business concerns, technical issues, and security.
- Maintain network and data systems in accordance with desired organizational goals and objectives, while performing, analyzing, testing, and recommending solution based on best practices.
- Analyze, assess, identify, and define effective problem-solving techniques of network and data systems and play a leading role in the implementation of those results.
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 BASIT@yvcc.edu 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.
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.