Western Nevada College now offers a bachelor degree providing a career advancement pathway for students who’ve earned an associate degree. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree blends leadership and management studies with 21st century skills such as project management and data informed decision-making.
“We are pleased to offer a new four-year degree offering in the WNC business program,” said WNC Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe. “This one is especially exciting because it is all online, allowing students to access the program remotely, which is becoming more and more important to provide access to higher education.”
The degree is offered in eight-week blocks and is completely online.
WNC has doubled its bachelor degree offerings by adding a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organization and Project Management. The new bachelor degree was approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents earlier this spring. With the new bachelor degree in place, graduates will be qualified to provide leadership to a variety of organizations, including for- and not-for-profit small businesses and corporations. This degree will provide students with the leadership scope and working knowledge of project management development and implementation to fill the U.S. and Northern Nevada gap while contributing to the economic development of the region.
Primary responsibilities in this professional career pathway are planning, organizing and orchestrating the completion of designated projects for a business and ensuring that they are completed on time and within budget parameters.
Because this is an online degree, students will be able to work in their field of interest while working toward their bachelor degree.
“Pursuing this degree while employed provides the opportunity for students to immediately apply what they’ve learned to the workplace, adding value to their organization. The degree is designed to enhance the concept of theory and practice,” said WNC Director of Professional and Applied Technology Dr. Georgia White.
Students who’ve earned an AAS degree focused on specific skills and trades during their education. The BAS offers those individuals access to a bachelor degree in two years.
Requirements for entrance into the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organization and Project Management program include:
• An associate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.0.
• Students transferring from another state are required to take U.S. and Nevada Constitution classes.
• Bachelor degree requirements may include NSHE general education requirements not included in all AAS degrees.
• An English 102 class (3 credits)
• Math (3 credits)
• Natural science (6 credits and includes at least one laboratory experience)
• Social Sciences or Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credits)
For more information about the new degree, go to https://www.wnc.edu/degree/bas/organization-project-management/