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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  Diesel Technology

  • Apply Now

    Applying for the BAS programs is easy!

    BAS classes start every September. Applications are typically due in February.

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

  • 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.

    Scholarships
    The application period for BAS scholarships runs from Feb. 1–Mar. 15. Scholarship applicants must also complete the FAFSA.

    Scholarships are awarded based on merit, and may be balanced against any financial aid grants.
    2015-16 BAS Scholarship 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.

The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) includes the Centralia College Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management and Bachelor of Applied Science in Diesel Technology four year degrees as part of the college’s full accreditation and has placed the programs in Candidacy Status pending review. Accreditation means that the BAS-AM and BAS-DT have met the rigorous standards required by all the Northwest two- and four-year colleges and universities that are reviewed by this official accrediting agency.