Jun 24, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Applied Science IT Networking - System Administration

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking - System Administration (BASIT) degree is designed for students who have earned an applied associate degree and need a pathway to a bachelor’s degree. This pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits in Information Technology, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree. Full-time students can generally complete the degree in as few as two years if prerequisites have been met.  Students work closely with a program advisor to create an individualized education plan that addresses all program requirements upon admittance into the program.  Once admitted, students may start the program the following quarter.

Each BASIT class meets in the evening one time per week for two hours.  Continued instruction and student interaction takes place online.  

This degree will broaden and deepen students’ foundational knowledge, adding general education, theory, advanced technical and professional skills, and integrative collaborative learning.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BASIT program the student should be able to:

  • Understand the place of information technology in an organization environment including alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Analyze and develop recommendations for information systems administration in accordance with best practices and standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and ethical and social considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property.
  • Develop successful and respectful relationship with clients, co-workers, managers, and stakeholders, applying a wide range of adaptive and effective communication skills to convey complex technical concepts.
  • Develop solutions for networking and security system administration balancing business concerns, technical issues, and security.
  • Maintain network and data systems in accordance with desired organizational goals and objectives, while performing, analyzing, testing, and recommending solution based on best practices.
  • Analyze, assess, identify, and define effective problem-solving techniques of network and data systems and play a leading role in the implementation of those results.


Students from the BASIT program will be prepared for careers in many occupations including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Information System Manager
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer System Analyst
  • System Engineer

For more information on employment trends, visit www.esd.wa.gov/labormarketinfo.

Selective Admissions

Admission to the BASIT program is selective.  Admission to YVC does not guarantee entrance to the program.  Candidates must follow the application process as stated on the BASIT program webpage.

To apply applicants must have the following:

  1. Hold an applied associate’s degree or 90 college level credits from a regionally-accredited college or university
  2. Minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5.
  3. Eligibility for ENGL& 101  
  4. Eligibility for MATH 093  or MATH 095 

Degree Requirements

To earn a bachelor of applied science degree students must complete a total of 180 credits (100 or above) in specific categories.  The categories are: BASIT Upper Division Core, IT Foundation, General Education and Foundation.  Other degree specifications include:

  • Minimum cumulative college level GPA of 2.0.  
  • IT Foundation courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • General Education course categories require a minimum 2.0 GPA in each section, see BASIT Coordinator or degree worksheet for more information.
  • BASIT Upper Division Core courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better in addition to a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA overall in this section.
  • General Education Requirements require a minimum 2.0 GPA in each section.
    • ENGL& 101  and Quantitative courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better
  • Must meet BAS Residency Requirements .
  • Non-traditional credit may be applied, see the BAS Non-Traditional Credit Allowance  procedure for more information.

General Education Requirements 60 Credits

Students must complete 60 credits of general education courses prior to earning a BAS degree.  General education courses must meet the distribution requirements listed below.

Foundation 40 Credits

Foundation courses are transferred in from the student’s associate’s degree, or previously earned college-level courses.

Total Credits 180

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