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Did you know there are more than 1,200 tech businesses within a 10-mile radius of Cascadia's campus?

You can earn a certificate and enter the workforce or stack certificates towards a two-year degree. Whatever direction you choose, you’ll be working on a career track that’s in high-demand in the Puget Sound region, with employers willing to pay top dollar for skilled workers.

Professional Technical Degrees and Certificates

Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices (ETSP)

 

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You...saving the environment!

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With a degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices from Cascadia, you’ll be prepared to help organizations comply with energy regulations, reduce consumption, and implement sustainable practices. You will master the skills required to audit, analyze, report, and monitor energy usage in commercial settings; learn to apply technologies utilized in conventional and alternative energy systems; enjoy a technical curriculum developed in partnership with local industry; and gain hands-on experience working on projects for local businesses.

 

A degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices will help prepare you for the following industry positions:

  • carbon footprint analyst
  • energy efficiency specialist
  • energy resource manager
  • greenhouse gas emissions specialist
  • home energy rater technician
  • lifecycle analysis technician
  • sustainability coordinator
  • sustainability trainer
  • sustainability systems analyst
  • sustainable design technician

 

comment iconCascadia's Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices program gave me valuable opportunities to learn from real life energy projects on- and off-campus. I made connections with local industry, and gained the knowledge and experience I needed in order to land a green industry job.  comment icon - Tania Scutt, Cascadia graduate, Energy Analyst

 

comment iconThe Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices program helped me gain employment by providing me with the technical knowledge and basic skills used in the HVAC industry. In addition, the program and instructors got me excited about the material and interested to learn more on my own.  comment icon  - Chris Spurlock, Cascadia graduate, HVAC Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

AAS Degree in ETSP - Business Emphasis

Cascadia's Associate in Applied Science Degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices - Business Emphasis is a technical transfer degree that covers both the practical and scientific basis for measuring, monitoring, and recommending actions toreduce and innovate energy use, and applications in commercial settings.

 

The renewable energy industry is a rapidly emerging field that promises a more environmentally sensitive, globally conscientious way of life for everyone on our planet. Governments and businesses in this state and around the world are clamoring for professionals who can pioneer innovative pathways in this relatively uncharted territory. In this exciting time, our world is redesigning how we consumeenergy. Students in this program will have the chance to be a part of that innovation as professional practitioners as well as in roles as informed consumers and political citizens.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required for this degree: 99

 

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices Business Emphasis degree sheet.

 

 

 

AAS Degree in ETSP - Technology Emphasis

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices - Technology Emphasis is a technical degree that covers both the practical and scientific basis for measuring, monitoring, and recommending actions to reduce and innovate energy use and applications in commercial settings.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required for this degree:105

 

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices Technology Emphasis degree sheet.

 

 

 

AAS Degree in ETSP - Water Quality Emphasis 

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices: Water Quality Emphasis is a comprehensive technical degree that introduces students to the functions, operation, and management of systems and facilities that supply water, treat and deliver potable water, treat wastewater and control stormwater. It includes topics related to new and existing technologies, laws and regulations, professional roles and responsibilities, and the relationship between water quality and sustainability.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required for this degree: 92

 

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements see the Environmental Technology and sustainable Practices Water Quality Emphasis degree sheet.

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You...creating energy-efficient communities!

 

Community Energy Specialist Certificate 

Design and assess systems that allow communities to use and generate energy more efficiently. We’ve designed this program to help you master the skills required to analyze, design, propose, specify, and configure community energy systems that meet the needs of communities and customers.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 55-60

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Community Energy Specialist certificate sheet.

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

 

 

You...the energy inspector!

 

Energy Audit Specialist Certificate 

Master the basics in energy auditing and develop the skills that will enable you to conduct energy audits for residential, multi-family, or commercial clients. We’ve designed this program to help you master the basics in conducting energy audits including: regulations, compliance, documentation and reporting.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 32

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Energy Audit Specialist certificate sheet.

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

 

 

You...the energy expert!

 

Energy Management Specialist Certificate 

Help residential and commercial managers make their buildings more energy efficient. We’ve designed this program to help you master the skills required to become an energy analyst, energy auditor, building technician, resource conservation manager, or verification technician

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 64-68

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Energy Management Specialist certificate sheet.

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

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Networking Infrastructure Technology (NIT)
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You...a network pro!

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With a degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology from Cascadia, you’ll be prepared to design, roll out, and maintain an organization’s hardware and software network infrastructure. Whether you’re launching or rebooting your career, this degree will give you the experience and skills you need to find a job as an IT professional.

 

This degree program will prepare you to enter the workforce with a set of skills that are in demand by large public and private organizations in the Puget Sound area and across the country in a range of positions, such as:

 

  • desktop support
  • entry level project manager
  • network administrator
  • network engineer
  • system engineer
  • infrastructure architect
  • infrastructure application engineer
  • virtualization engineer
  • computer/network systems analyst
  • database administrator
  • enterprise architect

 

comment iconThe networking program at Cascadia Community College has helped me with my experience at Microsoft in a few ways. One way, is that it gave me a background in the different kinds of technologies involved in the industry. It also helped me to combine the knowledge that I get from class with actual work in a required internship, so everything makes sense as I go. comment icon - Juan Perales, Cascadia student

 

comment iconThe Network Infrastructure program at Cascadia excels at preparing its students for a career in the IT industry. The classes are geared toward what the industry is looking for in its employees. Classes are created not only to graduate with a degree but also to obtain professional industry related certifications along the way.  comment icon - Rob Taylor, Cascadia student

 

 

 

 

AAS Degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology

Cascadia's Associate in Applied Science Degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology is a technical degree that prepares students to successfully design, implement, and maintain an organization’s hardware and software network infrastructure.

 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology prepares you for a career in networking with an emphasis on infrastructure development. This program is designed to meet current industry demands in the field of information technology. Throughout the degree, you will successfully work both independently and as part of a team to design, implement, and maintain an organization’s hardware and software network infrastructure.

Upon successful completion of this degree a student will be able to:

  • Acquire and understand the fundamentals of networking, hardware and software, and how to support and maintain computers and networking equipment
  • Learn actively and gain comprehensive understanding; to think critically, creatively, and reflectively in order to solve problems; to communicate with clarity and originality for personal growth and productive work; and to interact in diverse and complex environments and complicated, dynamic, and ambiguous situations
  • Evaluate how to design network architecture strategies and implement networking technologies to build data infrastructures
  • Obtain and apply virtualization and application infrastructure skill sets to integrate best practices for network administration by utilizing innovative technologies

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 100

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Networking Infrastructure Technology degree sheet.

         Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

 

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You...the network specialist!

 

Applications Infrastructure Certificate

With an Application Infrastructure Engineer certificate from Cascadia you’ll be indispensable to businesses as you learn to build, manage, and support application services in data network environments; implement solutions for delivery, management, and security; and develop integrated application solutions.


Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 43

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Applications Infrastructure Engineer Certificate sheet.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

 

 
 

Server Administrator Certificate

With a Server Administrator certificate from Cascadia you’ll learn the fundamentals so you can design, install, configure and optimize server environments for businesses. Troubleshoot and repair computer systems for end-users and develop processes for managing server security.


Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 40

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Server Administrator certificate sheet.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

 

 
 

Virtualization Engineer Certificate

With a Virtualization Engineer certificate from Cascadia, you’ll develop skills that are in growing demand. Skilled virtualization engineers help businesses save money by designing virtual networks, developing strategies for physical and virtual infrastructures, and building environments for remote desktops.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 38

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Virtualization Engineer certificate sheet.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

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Web Applications Programming (WEB)

 

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You...a web interface guru!

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With a degree in Web Application Programming Technology, you’ll be prepared to work as a web developer, designing, creating, and testing new web applications. Whether you’re launching your career or rebooting it, this degree will give you the experience and the tools you need to be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Learn to design and create user interfaces, write code, and utilize development frameworks, web services and databases.

 

 

A degree in Web Application Programming Technology will help prepare you for the following industry positions:

  • web designer
  • web developer
  • UI/UX developer
  • front end programmer
  • mobile app programmer
  • software test engineer
  • quality engineer
  • applications developer
  • database developer
  • database administrator
  • technical project manager
  • technical writer

 

comment iconI was hired as a web designer within months of graduation with a degree in Web Technology from Cascadia Community College. Cascadia's outstanding instructors prepared me well for the evolving world of technology in my workplace. At Cascadia I learned many of the most important skills I use in my current position,including the most important one: the ability to teach myself new skills and adapt as technology changes. The focus on group projects and communications prepared me well for the team environment I work in today.  comment icon - Ginny Taylor, Cascadia graduate, Senior Web Designer

 

comment iconThe skills you learn at Cascadia go beyond just knowing how to code a web application. After you have your degree you'll be able to teach yourself anything you need to know in order to keep up with the industry.  comment icon - Dwayne Willits, Cascadia graduate, IT Specialist

 

comment iconThe graphic design industry was changing fast and companies started demanding that graphic designers needed to have firsthand knowledge of web design. Once I got over the initial shock of html and css, I really enjoyed learning web design. The instructors were amazingly helpful in teaching me how code can shape a website into a dynamic and engaging place for a person to visit.  comment icon - Steven Ericksen, Cascadia graduate, Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

 

 

 

 

 

AAS Degree in Web - Web Emphasis

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is a technical transfer degree in Web Application Programming Technology. It prepares students for a career as a web developer. The degree provides an emphasis on either programming or web technologies.

 

Web application developers design, create, and test new applications, beginning by analyzing client or project requirements. During development they act as skilled problem solvers and clear communicators. Web application programmers work in cross-functional teams; design and create user interfaces; write client and server code conforming to industry standards; utilize development frameworks, web services, and databases; accurately estimate their time-on-task; manage their portion of a project; and clearly document their work. 

 

  • Apply critical thinking and logical reasoning to design and technical problems in web development generally, with a focus on their area of emphasis
  • Communicate effectively as web development professionals, interacting with clients and collaborating within development teams.
  • Develop solid visual and logical design skills, paying close attention to detail, current standards, application usability, and security
  • Design, produce, and test new web applications to be visually appealing and function effectively to meet users’ needs
  • Assess and select application frameworks and development methodologies appropriate to the particular project scope

 

Total minimum credits required: 100-105

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Web Application Programming Technology - Web Emphasis degree sheet.

 

 
 

AAS Degree in Web - Mobile Emphasis

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is a technical transfer degree in Web Application Programming Technology. It prepares students for a career as a mobile web developer. The degree provides an emphasis on either programming or web technologies.

 

Web application developers design, create, and test new applications, beginning by analyzing client or project requirements. During development they act as skilled problem solvers and clear communicators. Web application programmers work in cross-functional teams; design and create user interfaces; write client and server code conforming to industry standards; utilize development frameworks, web services, and databases; accurately estimate their time-on-task; manage their portion of a project; and clearly document their work. 

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required:  106

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Web Application Programming Technology - Mobile Emphasis degree sheet.

 

 

 

AAS Degree in Web - Programming Emphasis

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is a technical transfer degree in Web Application Programming Technology. It prepares students for a career as a mobile web developer. The degree provides an emphasis on either programming or web technologies.

 

Web application developers design, create, and test new applications, beginning by analyzing client or project requirements. During development they act as skilled problem solvers and clear communicators. Web application programmers work in cross-functional teams; design and create user interfaces; write client and server code conforming to industry standards; utilize development frameworks, web services, and databases; accurately estimate their time-on-task; manage their portion of a project; and clearly document their work. 

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required:  96

As with all of our professional and technical transfer degrees, this degree can be earned as a traditional two-year degree or by "stacking" certificates toward the degree.

 

Cascadia's AAS degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.

 

For a printable version of the degree requirements, see the Web Application Programming Technology - Programming Emphasis degree sheet.

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You...a computer programmer!

 

Computer Programming Foundations Certificate

Gain an understanding of fundamental programming topics including control structures, object-oriented programming, sorting and searching algorithms, abstract data types, and more. We’ve designed this program to help you master the basics in computer programming including: procedural programming, recursion, linked lists, and binary trees

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required:  10

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Computer Programming Foundations certificate sheet.

 

 

You…a database guru!

 

Database Development Certificate

Help your organization design and implement database designs that track customers, production, financial data, and much more. We’ve designed this program to help you master the basics in database development including: design and implementation of Microsoft SQL server and MySQL

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 13

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Database Development certificate sheet.

 

 

You...a Javascript guru!

 

Javascript Programming Certificate

Create and maintain web tools that use JavaScript to provide quality web experiences for end-users. We’ve designed this program to help you master current web and JavaScript standards and technologies to enhance the experience of your organization’s web users.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 15

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the JavaScript Programming certificate sheet.

 

 

You…a web interface guru!

 

User Interface Developer Certificate

Become an expert in the rapidly growing arena of cloud-based web services. We’ve designed this program to help you master current web standards and technologies including: HTML/CSS, Flash/Actionscript, JQuery/JavaScript, and
XML/JSON/AJAX.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 13

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the User Interface Developer certificate sheet.

 

 

You…a web apps guru!

 

Web Applications Certificate

With a Certificate in Web Applications from Cascadia Community College, you can add some needed depth to your fundamental web skills. We’ve designed this program to help you master current web standards and technologies including: ASP.NET/SQL Server, and three-tier application technology while using an agile application development process.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 17

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Web Applications certificate sheet.

 

 

You…a webmaster!

 

Web Foundations Certificate

Create and maintain professional web content and even entire websites. We’ve designed this program to help you master current web standards and technologies including: HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 17

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Web Foundations certificate sheet.

 

 

You… on the go mobile app developer!

 

Mobile Applications Certificate

The Mobile App Certificate prepares students to design and develop mobile applications for distribution through online marketplaces.  Working on collaborative teams, students use a standard development cycle to create an app for an external client.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 11

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Mobile App certificate sheet.

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure 

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE programs) in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.


Information for each qualified Gainful Employment program at Cascadia is provided below.

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