Tacoma Community College is expanding its portfolio of bachelor-level education programs with its new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Applied Management.

This new degree is the latest and third bachelor’s degree offered by TCC and the first Applied Management degree in Pierce County. The Applied Management degree launches in the fall of 2019.

“This new degree was created to be open, accessible, and equitable for all students,” Mary Jane Oberhofer, interim associate dean for Business, said in a statement. “TCC is excited to be the first to offer an applied management degree to the Tacoma-Pierce County community.”

TCC also offers a BAS in Health Information Management (HIM) and one in Community Health, both of which are offered completely online. The HIM degree began in fall 2016 and Community Health accepted its first class in fall 2018. According to TCC, four students have graduated from the BAS HIM program in June of 2018; 10 are expected to graduate this June.

The new Applied Management BAS classes will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday. All TCC BAS programs have small class sizes (less than 30) and are cohort-based, meaning students stay together throughout the program.

The new degree will enhance students’ technical skills by adding a business management component. The first cohort will specialize in project management, preparing students to earn an industry credential. Future curriculums will specialize in human resources and entrepreneurial leadership.

Applications open on March 1 with priority given to applications received before May 1. Students can attend the program on a full or part time basis. Full-time students can complete the degree in two years.

For more information, or to apply, visit Tacoma Community College online.