About This Program:
Individuals who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree may find that they’ve
typically gone as far as they can with the AAS—a “technical” or “occupational” degree that does
not articulate well with traditional BA and BS degree programs. Such individuals may find
themselves professionally stalled for lack of a bachelor’s degree, while less technically
experienced employees with BA or BS degrees are hired for supervisory or management
positions. The BAS builds upon previously earned college credit and uses that education and AAS degree as the foundation upon which to build. Just as there are increases in positions that have not traditionally required bachelor’s degrees, there need to be transfer solutions/pathways for college-level courses that have been labeled “not intended for transfer.”
The BAS is a non-traditional baccalaureate degree that serves as a pathway for AAS degree
holders to grow their managerial and leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The vision of this program is to provide AAS degreed and skilled professionals such as
plumbers, electricians, cosmetologists, carpenters, and so on, the managerial coursework that
will enhance their supervision and management skills in order to increase their opportunity to
lead other skilled professionals (e.g., a plumber with a BAS in Supervision and Management as
the project director overseeing teams of plumbers) or to create and run their own businesses.
For an individual holding an AAS to achieve this vision through a traditional baccalaureate
degree program would mean not transferring approximately 45 semester hours or more of
earned higher education credit.
The Georgia Military College BAS in Supervision and Management degree is designed to grow
professional management skills of individuals with associate of applied science degrees and meet the demand for highly technical professional leaders in the workplace. This degree program was also designed to support the transfer of general education credits as well as occupational course credits from an AAS degree into GMC’s BAS curriculum. This program will provide a seamless transition from an applied associate’s degree in a technical field to a bachelor’s degree and will prepare students for supervisory and managerial careers in technical fields.