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LCC announces new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree

Lower Columbia College has announced a new Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management (BAS-OLTM). Applications are being accepted now through June 30 for fall 2021.

The BAS-OLTM is a career-focused, applied bachelor’s degree intended to prepare graduates for positions in leadership, management, and supervisory roles in private, public, and nonprofit organizations. It is intended to help fill local and regional demand for management professionals in technical fields such as information technology, criminal justice, industrial trades, early childhood education, and business management.

The program is designed for working adults who have earned applied associate degrees, such as Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degrees. Students in the program will gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage others in a wide variety of settings. Program content includes behavioral and leadership theory, professional communications, project management, workplace and environmental safety, conflict resolution, theories of decision making, change management, ethics and diversity.

LCC plans to admit 24 individuals into the BAS-OLTM program starting fall 2021. Applications are being accepted now through June 30, 2021. Learn more and apply online at

In addition to the BAS-OLTM, LCC also offers a BAS in Teacher Education (BAS-TE). More information about the BAS-TE program is available at


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