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PHCC Applied Science Graduates: Earn Your BAS

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As a graduate of PHCC’s Associate of Applied Science program, you can take the final few steps to earn your baccalaureate degree and prepare for a leadership position within 15 months with Averett’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a concentration in Leadership Studies.

PHCC Applied Science graduates are guaranteed automatic acceptance.

  • Receive a free transfer credit assessment
  • Take core classes online, one class at a time
  • Earn your baccalaureate degree within 15 months

Earning a BAS in Leadership Studies will teach you the definition of leadership, the difference between leadership and management, and how to apply this knowledge to reach your personal and professional goals.


  • Accelerated program
  • Weekly online classes
  • Once course at a time to focus on each subject and build over time
  • Small classes to ensure productive group work and discussions
  • Face-to-face support offered at New College Institute in Martinsville, VA


Our programs are affordable, accredited and accelerated – and designed for the busy lifestyles of working adults.

This online degree program was created through a regional workforce development partnership between Averett, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) and New College Institute (NCI) to help you advance to the next level of authority in your field. 

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"My experience has been phenomenal. I have enjoyed everything from the faculty to meeting other adult learners in this program. It's given me the support and motivation to continue to see my goal through."

- Rosa Morris, BBA '17

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Rosa Morris, BBA

"Averett provides you a platform to not only work full time, but to also juggle family life and attain your goals."

- Andrew Taylor, BBA '99

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Butch Taylor

"What I've enjoyed most about the program has been the support, not only from the faculty and staff, but also from my fellow students. The support system that you have can make a world of difference."

- Krysti Filer, BBA '17

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Krysti Filer, Averett BBA

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