State Board ready to vote on Tacoma Community College applied bachelor's degree
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at its regular October meeting will take up final consideration of Tacoma Community College's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in IT Networking: Information Systems and Technology. If approved, the college will begin offering classes toward the degree fall quarter 2020. In the program, students will learn security, networking and databases with emphasis on highly desirable certifications in ethical behavior, diversity and equity, and other soft skills. The BAS degree helps fulfill industry demand for specialists in information technology in Pierce County.
The board will hold a study session Oct. 9, at which time board members will hear four BAS degree statements of need. The degree proposals are:
- BAS in Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Automation at Clover Park Technical College
- BAS in Health Physics at Columbia Basin College
- BAS in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Edmonds Community College
- BAS in Applied Management at Big Bend Community College
The business meeting and work session will be held at Centralia College's TransAlta Commons at 600 Centralia College Blvd. in Centralia. The meeting agenda and background materials are posted on the State Board website. The meetings are open to the public.