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.

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Program information

​​​​​Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • Hold an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • If you have completed 90 or more college level credits without a degree please contact the BASIT Coordinator to determine eligibility at​ or 509.834.4522.

Priority consideration will be given to students who have completed:

  • IT 101- Intro to Information Technology (5 credits)
  • IT 103 – Computer Operating Systems (5 credits)
  • IT 110 – Computer Programming Introduction (5 credits)
  • IT 115 – Database Introduction (2 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 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.)

  • 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

Admission Deadlines

Winter 2019

November 13 – All application materials and official transcripts must be received by YVC admissions and the BASIT program.
November 20 – Placement testing deadline

Spring 2019

February 20 – All application materials and official transcripts must be received by YVC admissions and the BASIT program.
February 27 – Placement testing deadline

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.

Step 3

  • Fill out and submit the BASIT ApplicationThis application is free.
  •  Create a personal essay/statement to include but not limited to, previous experience, career goals, and application of the degree to career advancement. Additional topics could include personal or economic hardships or barriers applicant has had to overcome, and/or an accomplishment they are proud of.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons who know applicant’s work ethic (i.e., a supervisor or instructor). These letters should address applicant’s contributions to their work place, and how applicant would benefit from completing the BAS in IT Networking – System Administration Program.
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges.
  • Submit application materials to:
BASIT Admissions
Yakima Valley College
PO BOX 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520

Step 4

If funding is needed apply for FASFA/WAFSA .  FASFA/WAFSA opens for applications 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.
  • Applicants will be ranked on a grading rubric using the required criteria.
  • Personal essays will be reviewed for evidence that the applicant is from a background that is typically underrepresented in business leadership positions and/or has demonstrated an ability to perform well as a student and/or as an employee, despite personal or economic challenges.
  • Letters of recommendation will be reviewed for evidence of strong work ethic.
  • 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:

  • 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.

​​​​​​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

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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

Program Contact

BASIT Program CoordinatorFelicia Valdez
Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 267
Phone: 509.834.4522