FAQs

Northwest Florida State College BAS Brochure (PDF)


Who should enroll in the program/who is this program designed for?

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Program Management is primarily designed for the Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduate. The degree options allow students to build on their technical degree by providing them the opportunity to gain additional skills and knowledge. The program will easily accommodate students with the Associate of Arts (AA) degree as well. Additionally, beginning students may design a program of study for the degree as early as the freshman year if they have not yet obtained an associate degree. The program is an especially desirable educational option for graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and for individuals transitioning from active duty military to the civilian workplace.

Students who have earned AS or AAS degrees are required to take additional general education coursework to fulfill graduation requirements and students who enter the program with an AA degree are required to take additional technical electives.

^ Up


For what career goals or jobs will the program prepare students?

Various career opportunities exist for students completing this degree plan including, but not limited to, Program Management, Process Improvement Management, Project Planning, Management Consulting, and Human Resource Management.

^ Up


What are the admission requirements?

The BAS degree is designed for students who possess an AS, AAS or AA degree. For more information, go to Admission Requirements.

^ Up


When can I apply for admission?

Northwest Florida State College accepts completed admissions materials for the BAS program on a year-round basis. There is no application deadline. Students may begin the program during any academic term.

^ Up


When do I enroll for classes?

BAS students register at the same time Northwest Florida State College opens normal registration for all classes. Fall Term registration is normally mid-July through August, with classes beginning in late August. Spring term registration is mid-November through early January, with classes beginning in January. Summer term registration is mid-April through May, with classes beginning in May.

^ Up


How much does the program cost?

Northwest Florida State College traditionally offers classes with tuition rates at or near the lowest in the state. Northwest Florida State College Bachelor's degree tuition is significantly lower than fees charged by public and private universities in the State. Current Northwest Florida State College fees for upper division (3000 & 4000 level) courses in the bachelor's programs can be viewed at http://www.nwfsc.edu/schedule/FeePayment.cfm.

^ Up


Is there a waiting list or limited admission to this program?

There is no waiting list for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science program because all qualified students will be accepted into the program. Admission to the program is not limited and follows Northwest Florida State College's current "open door" admission policy. As with other programs, however, courses are offered with regard to availability of facilities and instructional personnel.

^ Up


How do I apply for admission?

Currently enrolled Northwest Florida State College students may apply by completing the BAS Supplemental Application. Students who are not currently enrolled at Northwest Florida State College must complete the Northwest Florida State College Application and the BAS Supplemental Application. For more information go to Admissions Requirements.

^ Up


What procedure is followed by the College once my application is received?

The first step is a review of your transcript(s) and application(s). To help expedite this process, you can arrange for your official transcripts from other institutions to be sent to Northwest Florida State College and make sure you have met all admissions requirements. If necessary items are missing from your file, you will be notified by mail on what is needed to complete your file. Once an applicant has a completed file which meets the stated Admissions requirements, formal notification of admission will be mailed to you. In some cases, your information will be sent to the academic department for evaluation. For more information go to Admissions.

^ Up


How many of my current credits can be used toward the BAS degree?

Once your application(s) and transcripts are received, they will be evaluated. Once you have received notification that your admission status is complete, make an appointment with the BAS Advisor at 729-4900 to develop a Program of Study. The advisor will tell you how your credits can be applied to the BAS degree.

^ Up


If I have an AS or AAS degree how many credits can be applied toward the BAS degree?

Once your application(s) and transcripts are received, they will be evaluated. Once you have received notification that your admission status is complete, make an appointment with the BAS Advisor at 729-4900 to develop a Program of Study. The advisor will tell you how your credits can be applied to the BAS degree.

^ Up


If I have an AA degree, how many credits can be applied toward the BAS degree?

Sixty (60) credit hours from your AA degree will be applied toward the BAS degree.

^ Up


If I have already taken courses at another institution, can they be applied to the BAS degree?

As a part of the admissions procedure, you will have official transcripts sent to us from every postsecondary institution you have attended. At that time, your credits will be evaluated. Once you have received notification that your admission status is complete, make an appointment with the BAS Advisor at 729-4900 to develop a Program of Study. The advisor will tell you how your credits can be applied to the BAS degree.

^ Up


Do I have to complete the foreign language requirement before entering the program?

You do not have to complete the foreign language requirement prior to entering the program; however, this requirement must be met prior to your graduating. See Graduation Requirements.

^ Up


Are there any substitutions for the foreign language requirement?

Yes, you may take American Sign Language to meet the State's foreign language requirement.

^ Up


Can I attend this program as either a part- or full-time student?

Yes, the BAS program is designed for both part- and full-time students. Traditional (classroom) classes will be held during the evening hours and on weekends.

^ Up


Is financial assistance available?

The usual forms of state and federal financial aid are available to qualifying students, including Military Tuition Assistance, Pell grants, Stafford Loans, Veteran's Assistance, Northwest Florida State College Student Loans and the Florida Student Assistance Grants. Students seeking state or federal aid need to complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)". Students should submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after receiving their most recent W-2 tax notice. Information on the FAFSA, as well as an outline submission option is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

A number of scholarship opportunities specific to the baccalaureate programs are available to qualifying students through the Northwest Florida State College Foundation. Interested students should complete the Northwest Florida State College Scholarship Application, available through the Office of Financial Assistance or the Student Services Office at any Northwest Florida State College location.

^ Up


Where are most classes held?

Coursework for the bachelor's degree program is designed with the working student in mind. It is offered in flexible formats to include distance learning, “blended" (part traditional classroom and part nontraditional format), and traditional classes. Classes are available mainly evenings and coursework incorporates internships, seminars, and other work-based learning activities designed to ensure students acquire the latest skills and content. Students receive the full range of articulation and transfer rights guaranteed by Florida law through common course numbering and the statewide articulation agreement.

The traditional classroom sessions (as well as distance learning orientations/examinations) are held at the Niceville campus. Classes are held at times that are convenient for working adults. In order to provide maximum flexibility, some courses allow students to mix traditional instruction with distance learning (blended instruction).

^ Up


What is blended instruction?

A blended course incorporates the benefits of both the traditional classroom and distance learning. Although the percentages of each varies, certain portions of a course are delivered in the classroom, while other parts are delivered at a distance.

^ Up


How many credits are required for graduation?

120 semester hours of college credit are required to meet degree requirements. For more information see Graduation Requirements

^ Up


Will credits in this program transfer to other institutions?

The State of Florida uses a common course numbering system, and Northwest Florida State College is part of this system. Through common course numbering the course numbers are the same at all Florida public colleges and universities. Therefore college credit courses are more easily transferable. However, if you plan to transfer to other institution, you should speak to the receiving institution about the specific requirements of the program to which you will transfer, since course transferability does not guarantee that specific program requirements are met.

^ Up

 

Site Login