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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Leadership and Management is designed to prepare individuals as managerial and supervisory personnel in a variety of professions. The program provides a career and educational pathway for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in a career or technical field from a regionally accredited college. The program requirements are designed to build upon technical specialties and general education courses by combining them with upper-division coursework to acquire management, supervision, and leadership skills.

The BAS in leadership and management includes courses in organizational leadership, negotiating, finance and budgeting, management, marketing and ethics. Elective choices can vary greatly depending upon the discipline interest area. Disciplines include: Accounting, Business, Public Administration, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Art, Design, Multimedia Communication, Education, Emergency Services, Public Safety, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Tourism, Ski & Resort Management, Information Technology, and Energy Technology (see Career & Technical Degrees ).

The BAS is a solid, broad-based program which prepares graduates for career promotions and advancement is a wide spectrum of managerial and supervisory positions in a variety of organizations. 

The pre-requisite pathway for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree includes these required elements:

  • Students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a specific discipline from a regionally accredited institution with 60 credits minimum
  • The lower-division courses must be completed before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at Colorado Mountain College
  • Course pre-requisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses
  • Transfer credit upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework
  • Specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor degree program.
  • To graduate, you must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 (“C” average) or “P” (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College

The Associate of Applied Science degree course requirements for lower-division courses will be awarded as block credit transfer credits (60 credits minimum). Please work with a CMC adviser on course selection to fulfill degree requirements in order to move seamlessly from the AAS and into the BAS.

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, and Colorado Mountain College Online.

Program Requirements/Electives

(27 Credits)

Students must complete the following courses if not already taken as part of their AAS degree. If taken as part of the AAS degree, they do not count toward the BAS. The BAS must include 60 additional credits. Students who have already completed these courses do not need to repeat them but can instead fulfill the requirement by taking advised elective courses meeting the following criteria:

  • 100-499 courses noted as Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Education Transfer (✽)
  • 100-499 courses from CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs
  • No more than 2 credits can be from PED/OUT/DAN
  • Students must meet with the appropriate CTE or Academic Advisor
  • CTE or Academic Advisor approval is required for admission into the BAS program

Total Credits Earned

Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Program Requirements/Electives (27 credits)
Upper-Division Requirements (33 credits)

Total Credits Earned (120 credits)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .