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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 Bachelor's Degrees at Washington's Community and Technical Colleges.)

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  • Apply Now
    Applying for the BAS programs is easy!

    Applications are now being accepted for fall 2019.

    1. Complete the BAS Application Form (pdf).

    2. Submit the completed form to Enrollment Services.

    In person: Second floor of TransAlta Commons Building

    Note: Applicants will be emailed by Enrollment Services. The email will include confirmation the Application Form has been received and instructions on how to access the online Application Portal through Canvas.

    3. Access the Application Portal in Canvas to finish applying.

    Questions about applying? Contact Enrollment Services at 360-623-8976 or

  • Tuition and Fees
    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 additional lab fees for BAS-DT and BAS-IT: AD students.

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

    Students can apply for scholarships online from Dec. 1-March 1.

    Visit the scholarships page for information and a link to the online application.
  • 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.