Professional Technical ProgramsCHOOSE YOUR TECH!
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Sustainable Practices

Homeland Security

Networking 

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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-T-Transfer Degree in ETSP  

The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices is a comprehensive technical degree that provides industry-specific knowledge and professional skills that are vital to staking a claim in the emerging green economy. Governments and businesses in this state and around the world are looking for professionals who can “pioneer innovative pathways” as we rethink and redesign how we consume resources; students in this program will have the chance to be a part of that as professional practitioners as well as in roles as informed consumers and political citizens.

 

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required for this degree: 92-93

 

Cascadia's AAS-T 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 Degree sheet.

Complete this degree and pursue a bachelor degree.  Learn more about our Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Practices. 

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Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM)
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You...protecting our cities, state and nation!

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With a degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management Degree from Cascadia, you’ll be prepared to plan, manage, and improve outcomes of disasters of all types. You will learn to access and disseminate information through multiple agencies, develop policies, procedures, and protocols, and assume leadership roles in emergency situations. 

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. Check out the job opportunities at the HSEM Center for Excellence.

 

comment icon“The fields of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are constantly evolving and changing as our communities strive to become resilient.  People who enter these career fields will find diverse work opportunities in areas such as cyber security, public affairs, intelligence, and public health.  The HSEM program offered through Cascadia will provide students with foundational knowledge, networking with HSEM professionals, and meaningful internships for taking those first steps toward a fulfilling career.” comment icon - Curry Mayer, Emergency Manager, City of Bellevue
 

 

 

AAS-T Degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management

Cascadia's Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) Associate Degree is designed to prepare the next generation of emergency management and policy leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to improve outcomes in disasters of all types.


This degree incorporates
face-to-faceand online instruction, which covers policy, planning, and operational components of emergency management and homeland security. The program will include opportunities to gain practical experience and work with current incident management technologies. You will learn to develop and modify policy and procedure, support and supervise emergency management, and coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.


Upon successful completion of this degree you will be able to:

  • Develop agency/organization specific tools to evaluate specific domestic security challenges for the 21st Century that face the
    United States and other industrialized nations.
  • Design and modify plans and programs at federal, state, and/or local levels to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues
    associated with statutory and presidential direction for homeland security.
  • Recognize how to access and disseminate information through multiple agencies in order to forecast the risks, types, and
    orders of magnitude of terrorist threats most likely to confront the nation/state.
  • Define the interdisciplinary nature of Homeland Security/Emergency Management functions and be able to assess and
    integrate various functional areas.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and protocols to allow seamless agency integration from prevention to incident response
    scenarios.
  • Participate in employer-directed training for performance enhancement and career advancement.

Degree Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 98


Cascadia's AAS-T 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 Homeland Security Emergency Management Degree sheet 

 

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You...the emergency management specialist!

Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate

With a Homeland Security Emergency Management certificate from Cascadia, you will gain skills and practical experience in the complex world of emergency disaster and management issues.  You will be prepared to work in emergency planning, management and program analysis for private and public institutions that have a role in disaster response and recovery.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 26

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate sheet.

 

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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
  • virtualization engineer
  • computer/network systems analyst
  • enterprise architect

 

comment iconThe networking program at Cascadia 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-T 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: 91

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-T 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.

 

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You...the troubleshooter!

 

Desktop Support Technician

The Desktop Support Technician Certificate will help you develop the extensive technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills needed to provide Information Technology (IT) services to companies through help desk support. Key topics include computer maintenance and troubleshooting skills with an emphasis on desktop support for clients in a Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems in client/server network environments.


Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 25

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Desktop Support Technician Certificate sheet.

 

 

 

You...the network virtuoso!

 

Network Engineer Certificate

The Network Engineer Certificate will provide you with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the topological design, implementation, and maintenance of LANs and WANs. You will gain the essential skills of networking working with TCP/IP, routing, switching, logical addressing, and troubleshooting methodologies.


Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 25

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

 

 

You...the Cybersecurity ace!

 

Security Support Technician

The Security Support Certificate will prepare you for the field of Cybersecurity. It will provide you with a broad understanding of network and computer security, focusing on security vulnerabilities. If you are already an IT professional hoping to add security skills to your knowledge or a student working towards a Networking Infrastructure Technology A.A.S.T. degree, this certificate is for you! 


Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 25

For a printable version of the certificate requirements, see the Security Support Technician Certificate sheet

 

 

You...the server expert!

 

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. You will gain the experience to 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

 

 

You...the virtual master!

 

Virtualization Specialist Certificate

With a Virtualization Specialist 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 Specialist Certificate sheet.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures for this program

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Web Application Programming (WEB)

 

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You...a web 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
  • software test engineer
  • quality engineer
  • applications 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 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-T Degree in Web Application Programming Technology -
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: 90

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-T 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-T Degree in Web Application Programming Technology -
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:  90

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-T 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 learn 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 JavaScript professional!

 

JavaScript Programming Certificate

Create and maintain web tools that use JavaScript to provide quality web experiences for end-users. Learn to be a pro in 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 wizard!

 

User Interface Developer Certificate

Become an expert in the rapidly growing arena of cloud-based web services. This program will provide you with the skills in basic web standards and technologies including: HTML/CSS, Flash/Actionscript, JQuery/JavaScript, and
XML/JSON/AJAX.

 

Certificate Requirements

Total minimum credits required: 23

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

 

 

You…a web apps boss!

 

Web Applications Certificate

With a Certificate in Web Applications from Cascadia College, you can add some needed depth to your fundamental web skills. Gain skills in technologies, such as 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.

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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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