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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.

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.

As of winter quarter 2022, the RCPM BAS Degree has been moved entirely online in response to the needs of our students. Classes are held twice per week beginning 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

No. Students will need an associate degree (or minimum 75 credits) with at least a 2.0 GPA plus all of the prerequisites to begin the program. The AAS-T in business, AAS-T in accounting, AAS-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.

There is no associate degree requirement to start the RCPM B.A.S. program, although it is recommended. We do require a minimum of 75 credits and a 2.0 GPA, along with completing our program prerequisites before the start of the program. Please contact our staff at 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.

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.

Yes. 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.

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