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BAS Degree Approval
1. Notice of Proposal
Before any Statement of Need is submitted, please notify SBCTC of any intent to offer an applied baccalaureate degree program (include title, implementation date, and 1-2 page overview) so that it can be posted to the Interinstitutional Committee for Academic Program Planning grid for higher education notification.
Model Notice of Proposal
2. Statement of Need
Upon receipt of the Statement of Need, SBCTC staff will:
- schedule a discussion between the State Board and college administration
- provide notice to higher education institutions of the Statement of Need
System colleges and universities have 30 calendar days to express concern or ask questions.
Colleges must submit the program proposal within 12 months of SBCTC receiving the Statement of Need. If the proposal is not received within 12 months, the Statement of Need is void.
- Statement of need form (20 page limit)
- Applied baccalaureate degree supply/demand gap rubric for colleges(Required)
Model Statements of Need
- BAS Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Automation, Clover Park Technical College
- BAS Teacher Education, Lower Columbia College
- BAS Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Edmonds College
3. Program Proposal
When a college submits a program proposal, SBCTC staff has 90 working days to complete the paperwork and recommendation to the Board.
Note: These time frames may be modified based upon negotiated agreements between SBCTC and the college as needed to secure a fair and deliberate process to approve degree programs.
- Program proposal form (30 page limit)
- Minimum general education requirements for applied baccalaureate degrees
- Applied baccalaureate external review rubric
- BAS Business Management, Pierce College
- BAS Sustainable Agriculture Systems, Walla Walla Community College
- BAS Information Technology Networking, Whatcom Community College
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 4.20.00 Degree Requirements
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Chapter 4 – Appendix D: Applied Baccalaureate Degree Approval Process
- Applied Baccalaureate Degree and Certificate Policy
Tuition and enrollment reporting
- Current tuition for applied baccalaureate degrees
- Upper and lower division tuition calculator (college access only)
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 5.90 Tuition and Fees
- SBCTC Policy Manual, Section 5.90.50 International Students
Applied Bachelors in Development
Colleges continue to develop applied baccalaureate programs to help meet community demand. See which BAS programs are still under development.
Current Applied Bachelor Degree Programs
Applied baccalaureate degrees currently offered at Washington state community and technical colleges.
Last Modified: 4/21/20 2:21 PM