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Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Management

Finish your AAS degree, then take the next step at CMC!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise. Our new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to work at a management level in technical professions of all kinds.

If you've earned an associate of applied science degree in any field from CMC or a regionally accredited college, this degree is the next career move.

Our BAS degree helps you put your technical knowledge and work experience to work as you seamlessly continue your studies in a four-year program.

Colorado Mountain College AAS Degrees

Add a Bachelor of Applied Science degree to any of these CMC degrees:

Common Questions

Why is CMC offering this degree?
Students who graduate with career and technical education (CTE) degrees often face a challenge when attempting to transfer their credits to a traditional non-technical four year bachelor’s degree program. CMC’S Bachelor of Applied Science degree is specifically designed to give students who have earned an AAS degree in technical programs such as Ski & Snowboard Business, Paramedic, Fire Science, Professional Photography, Veterinary Technology and others an opportunity to add an additional two years of higher level business and leadership coursework designed to prepare them for management positions in their field.

I’m not at a BAS campus. What can I do?
Lower-division required BAS general education courses are available at other CMC campuses and specific CTE courses are offered at select campuses as part of different AAS degrees. Work closely with a counselor or your faculty advisor to determine courses you may be able to take at your CMC campus while you are still completing your AAS degree. Most upper-level BAS classes are offered only at Edwards, Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs; you will need to complete your degree at one of these locations.

Can I transfer into the program if my AAS degree is from another college?
Yes, Colorado Mountain College will accept in transfer AAS degrees from any regionally accredited college in the US. Students may need to take additional courses to meet all the degree requirements or course pre-requisites and are encouraged to work with a college advisor/counselor.

Are there any restrictions on the types of AAS degrees that I can use to fulfill the prerequisite requirements of this degree?
The BAS is designed to accept any AAS degree with a Career and Technical Education focus from a regionally accredited school. Students do need to meet all the pre-requisites for all lower and upper division courses regardless of their AAS degree.

How many years will it take me to finish this degree?
Students that meet all the two year requirements and have completed an AAS degree should be able to complete in two years if attending full-time.

Are course requirements to fulfill the degree different for different AAS programs?
No, the requirements are the same. However, some AAS degrees have different general education requirements and students will need to meet all program requirements.

How do I get started?
If you have completed an AAS degree see a CMC advisor. If you completed your AAS degree at a regionally accredited college other than CMC, you will also need to send your official transcripts to CMC.

If you are currently enrolled in an AAS degree at CMC you should work with an advisor to ensure you are taking the necessary courses to complete your AAS degree and make a smooth transition into the BAS program. You may have options to take several upper division courses while nearing completion of your AAS degree.

If you have not started an AAS degree you should determine which AAS degree best meets your needs and interest area, then work with your faculty or an advisor to determine the courses you should take.