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Central Arizona College

Earn your ASU degree at Central Arizona College

Earn a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University without leaving Pinal County. ASU and Central Arizona College have established a partnership that allows you to complete your associate degree at CAC and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered at the CAC Corporate Center. You can also take advantage of additional cost savings with a reduced ASU tuition rate.

Available undergraduate programs at CAC

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BA)

This degree program is ideal for helping to advance your career in business, government, nonprofit, health care or service industries. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will gain valuable knowledge to become an organizational leader who is well-versed in leadership styles, communication strategies, resource management, project management and emerging technologies. It is highly recommended that you complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum prior to applying to this program. Complete the course requirements as outlined in the TAG agreement and the AGEC requirements to transfer up to 75 credit hours from the community college. Then, you can complete this bachelor's degree with 45 ASU credits.

See course descriptions and sample schedule.


Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Leadership (BAS)*

The applied leadership program prepares students for leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations and career fields. The coursework focuses on the practice of innovative and effective leadership and helps students develop skills and knowledge that leaders need in order to solve problems, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, assess program effectiveness, lead projects and manage resources.

This BAS program is a valuable degree option for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students learn and apply the leadership skills necessary to prepare them to become more effective leaders in diverse environments – to be team leaders, floor managers and shift captains.

Learn more about this AAS to BAS program and see what AAS programs are compatible with this degree.

*Up to an additional 15 hours of lower-division general studies coursework can be completed prior to transferring to ASU. Transfer up to 75 community college credits toward this degree, with 45 credits to be completed at ASU. If lower-division general studies requirements are not complete prior to transferring, the courses can be taken at CAC or ASU. All degree requirements must be met prior to graduation from ASU.

For more information on these two programs, contact Gerry West at gerald.l.west@asu.edu.

Save money

Through the ASU and Central Arizona College partnership, you’re able to learn from ASU instructors and earn the same high quality degree you’d earn on an ASU campus, all at a reduced tuition rate. And you can use financial aid and scholarships toward your costs. That, along with the money you’ll save by staying in your hometown, adds up to one affordable degree.

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Connect with your transfer specialist to learn more about studying at ASU and get all your questions answered.