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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 Information Technology Teacher Education

  • Apply Now

    Applying for the BAS programs is easy!

    BAS classes typically start every September, with the application period opening in February.

    Due to increased interest in the BAS-Applied Management program, a winter cohort will start Jan. 3. To apply for this cohort, submit your BAS Application Packet (pdf) Sept. 19-Oct. 21.

    The next cohort for BAS-Diesel Technology and BAS-Information Technology: Application Development will start fall 2017.

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

    To keep updated on Centralia College BAS application information please sign up for email alerts.

  • 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.


    The scholarship application period for the 2016-17 cohort is currently closed.

  • 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.