Nevada State College (NSC) has launched its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management degree, which will allow community college students to transfer and apply 100 percent of their Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree credits towards a BAS degree.
The degree trains students to oversee construction projects from start to finish and prepares them to oversee all aspects of the construction process with emphasis on residential and commercial facilities.
This degree allows us to continue our mission to serve the needs of the state, said NSC President Dr. Fred Maryanski. With Nevada’s rapid growth in the last decade-plus, trained construction professionals are in high demand.
According to Maryanski, this is the first time in the history of Southern Nevada that 100 percent of the credits earned for an AAS degree can be applied toward a BAS degree. Other BAS degrees to be offered include criminal justice, engineering technology, fire science, information technology and media technologies. Classes for all the degrees will begin in the fall.
We wanted to make it as easy as possible to open as many doors as possible for students, Maryanski said. The BAS degree gives them the management knowledge and skills, as well as the degree, most employers require to for continued advancement into upper-level positions.
All BAS degree programs at Nevada State College are specifically designed for students who have already obtained their AAS degrees.