Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
To keep up — and stay ahead — in the ever-changing workplace, education and skills training is a lifelong pursuit. Get the skills to go further in your career with a bachelor’s degree from a community or technical college. An applied bachelor’s degree builds on the education and training from a two-year technical associate degree.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Management (BASABM) is a cohort-based, two-year, professional degree that prepares students for high demand entry and management positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. A focus on systems thinking, adaptive strategies, and hands-on learning help graduates have the skills and knowledge to develop innovative and practical solutions to today’s complex business challenges. This degree offers a mix of technical, transferable, and lifelong learning skills to help its graduates thrive in our rapidly changing world. Career pathways include positions in human resource development, marketing, project management, sales, and supervision.
The Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BASDH) Program prepares learners for the privilege and responsibility of the profession of Dental Hygiene. This preparation focuses on essential competencies for successful clinical practice in the dental hygiene profession; inspires lifelong learning and service to the community; promotes inter-professional education and practice; and emphasizes personal wellness. Specifically, our bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene provides the knowledge and skills to work beyond the clinical realm in areas of education, administration, corporate, public health, and research. Graduates are also primed for application to graduate schools where the courses and credits apply.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Services Leadership and Management (BASFSLM) is a professional development program that trains existing fire service professionals to navigate the administrative, technical and operational demands of fire departments. This online specialized management-level program is designed to prepare the next generation of fire services leaders to progress on their career pathway into supervisory, management and administrative positions within the sector. Courses are based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) education standards.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS/HSEM) is an online multi-disciplinary management level program designed to train the next generation of adaptive leaders to work collaboratively across industry sectors and interact with each other to produce a synchronized plan for a whole community response to emergencies, disasters or catastrophic events. Homeland Security Emergency Management is a cross-functional industry that requires managers and leaders who have the ability to think through multiple systems, processes and relationships to analyze how various public, private and non-profit organizations function.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching (BAS-T) builds on the college’s professional-technical program in early childhood education while giving students access to a baccalaureate degree with teacher certification and endorsements in P-3 early childhood education and early childhood special education.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Management (BAS-ABM)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BAS-DH)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Services Leadership and Management (BAS-FSLM)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching (BAS-T)