B.A.S. Residential & Commercial Property Management

For students who have satisfied all prerequisites, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree can be completed in two years of full-time attendance. Students admitted to the B.A.S. program are expected to follow the RCPM course sequence, which is 10 credits each quarter. Additionally, students may need to make up some lower-division credits. However, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within six quarters.

RCPM upper division courses are offered in the evenings and require students to be on campus only two evenings a week. RCPM courses begin at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

Students are expected to attend a minimum of 5 hours of classes each week and undertake approximately 5 hours of extra study and research in our hybrid format. Additionally, students should expect to need 20+ hours a week outside of class to complete homework assignments, reading, and discussions.

North Seattle College offers learning opportunities through an online learning management portal called CANVAS. Part of your education will be delivered in person, but the other part will be delivered online. The online portion is asynchronous, which means students do not log in at fixed times during the week, but only for deadlines and class discussions.

North Seattle College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to offer and confer two and four-year degrees and has been awarded full accreditation status for the Residential and Commercial Property Management B.A.S. degree.

The RCPM program is cohort-oriented and begins each fall quarter. This means that all B.A.S. students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. Since courses are not offered every quarter, it is imperative that students work with their program manager to ensure a plan is developed for finishing the program. Admission to the RCPM B.A.S. degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to qualified applicants who apply by the first priority deadline. Please stay informed on the Residential and Commercial Property Management webpage for application deadline dates.

Yes. Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 Residential and Commercial Property Management credits with faculty permission. You will be considered a non-matriculated student who is not admitted to the program, and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.

Yes. B.A.S. programs begin fall quarter and admitted students follow a specific sequence of courses. Please refer to the Program Planning Guide, located on the website under Related Link, for more information.

As a Washington state resident, upper division B.A.S. courses cost $205.36 per credit for credits 1-10 and $10.23 per credit for credits 11-18 per quarter. Students attending a B.A.S. program full time can expect to pay around $2200 per quarter. For exact pricing, please refer to the state board’s tuition schedule for B.A.S. degrees: Tuition Table.

Yes. Eligible students will receive financial aid specifically tailored to the B.A.S. programs, accounting for program length and higher tuition rates. Students should complete the FAFSA by the spring priority deadline for full financial aid consideration. Please visit the financial aid web page for all financial aid application information.

The internship and practicum are separate courses that focus on applied, hands-on learning while in the RCPM B.A.S. program. The internship requires 165 hours of an internship in the Residential and Commercial Property Management industry. There is an internship coordinator who will work with students during the internship search process, but students are responsible for finding their individual internships. For the practicum, students will complete a project that will be compiled in a portfolio, which demonstrates their accumulated knowledge regarding property management. The practicum may include working with industry clients, and students will be required to develop professional reports and deliverables for the client. Students will compile their professional documents and deliverables into a portfolio, which is intended to support students finding employment. Please visit the Internship and Practicum page for more information.

No. Students will need an associate degree (or equivalent) plus all of the prerequisites to begin the program. The A.A.S.-T in business, A.A.S.-T in accounting, A.A.S.-T in real estate, and the Associate in Business best prepare students to enter the program, but other associate degrees are also accepted. Students completing other associate degrees often have to take additional courses to meet prerequisite requirements.

You may be eligible to bypass the associate degree requirement and start the RCPM B.A.S. program. You will still be required to complete the program course prerequisites before beginning. Please contact Program Manager Jesse Cooley for more information.

Those that already have a bachelor’s degree in another field can take as little as 60 credits of upper division coursework (the RCPM courses) and earn their second bachelor’s degree in property management in just six quarters.

International students are not eligible to apply for fall 2018. We anticipate international students will be eligible to join the RCPM BAS program starting in fall 2019. You must meet with the International Programs Office prior to applying.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical area with substantial applied content. A B.A.S. degree incorporates and utilizes the credits from a previous associate’s degree, plus two more years of focused applied hands on learning within the courses. We build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in specific career areas.

Yes. B.A.S. graduates from other Washington state B.A.S. programs have attended and graduated from master’s degree programs across the state. North Seattle College has purposely worked with four-year universities to review the B.A.S. curriculum in order to give B.A.S. graduates master’s degree opportunities.

Please call or email RCPM program staff at: Phone: (206) 934-7794 or email: