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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Applied bachelor's degrees build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four–year degrees at universities, applied bachelor's degrees incorporate more hands–on learning focused on a particular industry. (See Applied Baccaulareate Degrees at Washington's Community and Technical Colleges.)

Applied Management students  Diesel Technology instructor and student

  • Apply Now

    Applying for the BAS programs is easy!

    BAS classes start every September. The application period typically opens in February.

    Download the BAS Application Packet (pdf) for dates and important details.

    Priority dates for the BAS-AM program are July1 – July 31, 2015.

    Due to high demand for the Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Management program at Centralia College, a second section of classes has been opened for fall quarter 2015.

    This allows an additional 20 students to start the program in September.

    Apply during priority dates to have your application reviewed and a decision made on your acceptance by Aug. 7, 2015! 

    Spaces are also available in the BAS-DT program. Apply at any time to be considered for the Diesel Technology program.

  • Tuition and Fees

    2015-16 Tuition
    The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.

    For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees—Applied Baccalaureate Degree Program.

    The cost of room and board would be additional.

    There will be an additional lab fee for BAS-DT students.

    Financial Aid
    For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.


    The 2015-16 BAS scholarship period is closed. The next scholarship period, for the 2016-17 cohorts, will open in February 2016.

  • Why Centralia College?

    Classes are held in Centralia, which is centrally located between Seattle and Portland along the I-5 corridor.

    Tuition at Centralia College is one of the lowest in the region.

    Financial aid and scholarships may be available.

    Faculty members have real world knowledge and experience, and are determined to help students succeed.