The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed for students who complete the cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with VSU and a Georgia technical college, a cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree through another cooperative arrangement (college/technical college) within the state of Georgia, or an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree from a Georgia technical college. Upon completion of the associate degree and admission into the BAS program, students will be granted 36 semester hours of credit by VSU, which will be counted toward the BAS degree requirements.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will demonstrate an acceptable level of technical competency in job skills.
  2. Program graduates will demonstrate career planning skills.
  3. Program graduates will demonstrate project management skills.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Program graduates will be assessed on their practicum experience through direct observation on a rating scale by the university supervisor and the job-site supervisor. Program graduates and job-site supervisors will complete a post-practicum survey designed to identify program strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Program graduates will be assessed on their ability to develop a career plan directly related to their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4810.
  3. Program graduates will develop a project management plan in their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4820.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a Major in Human Capital Performance

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
Area F Requirements—Courses Appropriate to the Major 18
Completion of an approved technical college applied associate degree or equivalent as evidenced by industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience.
Major Course Requirements33
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
ACED 4550Health and Safety in the Work Environment3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Professionals3
ACED 3800Multicultural Workforce Issues3
PSYC 3800Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
or MGNT 3250 Management and Organization Behavior
ACED 3400
ACED 4830
Applied Computer Technology
and Technology, Work and Performance
6
ACED 4310
ACED 4320
Practicum in Adult and Career Education
and Practicum in Adult and Career Education
6
Guided Upper Division Electives9
Supporting Courses18
Completion of an approved technical college applied associate degree or equivalent as evidenced by industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience.
Total hours required for the degree120

Online Bachelor Completion Option

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed for students who complete the cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with VSU and a Georgia technical college, a cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree through another cooperative arrangement (college/technical college) within the state of Georgia, or an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree from a Georgia technical college. Upon completion of the associate degree and admission into the BAS program, students will be granted 36 semester hours of credit by VSU, which will be counted toward the BAS degree requirements.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will demonstrate an acceptable level of technical competency in job skills.
  2. Program graduates will demonstrate career planning skills.
  3. Program graduates will demonstrate project management skills.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Program graduates will be assessed through documentation that will provide evidence of technical competency via professional certifications or licenses, military training, prior learning, and/or satisfactory employment experience.
  2. Program graduates will be assessed on their ability to develop a career plan directly related to their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4810.
  3. Program graduates will develop a project management plan in their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4820.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a Major in Human Capital Performance-Online Bachelor Completion Option (OBC)

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
Area F Requirements—Courses Appropriate to the Major 18
Completion of an approved technical college applied associate degree or equivalent as evidenced by industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience.
Major Course Requirements33
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
ACED 4550Health and Safety in the Work Environment3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Professionals3
ACED 3520Advanced Skills in Adult and Career Education3
PSYC 3800Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
or MGNT 3250 Management and Organization Behavior
ACED 3800Multicultural Workforce Issues3
ACED 4830Technology, Work and Performance3
ACED 3400
ACED 3510
Applied Computer Technology
and Advanced Theory in Adult and Career Education
6
Guided Upper Division Electives9
Approved Electives:
Reflective Seminar I: Self as Learner
Reflective Seminar II: Self in Context
Reflective Seminar III: Transforming Self, Self-Transformation
Special Topics in Public Administration
Computer Systems for the Office
Computerized Office Accounting
or other advisor-approved electives.
Supporting Courses18
Completion of an approved technical college applied associate degree or equivalent as evidenced by industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience. Combined with Area F for a total of 36 hours of credit.
Total hours required for the degree120