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Juneteenth

June 19th is the date that marks the recognition of the freedom of all African slaves. Cascadia is closed Wednesday the 19th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

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Celebrate Pride

Pride is a time to celebrate and uplift everyone within the LGBTQIA+ community. Campus resources available in the Diversity & Equity Center (CC1-002). 

You can learn more through the Pride Foundation Washington about creating a space where "everyone can live safely, openly, and genuinely."  

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Direct Transfer to Arizona State!

Researching your transfer options? Cascadia now has a direct transfer agreement with ASU. Meet with our transfer advisor for information.

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Tour Cascadia Campus

We run tours during the week and also offer high school or large group visits. Come see what we're all about.

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Commencement 2024

Relive the Celebration: Graduation Day photos!

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89%
of Cascadia students transfer to a university
9%
Higher earnings after-college for Cascadia graduates
$16,000
Higher annual wage for Cascadia business graduates

Compared to the 33 other community colleges in the state according to SBCTC First-Time Entering Student Outcomes

Find Your Pathway

Your educational and career destinations are as vast as your imagination. All paths begin here. What sparks your interests?

Accounting

In Cascadia College’s Accounting pathway, you will acquire knowledge and skills related to various classes: accounting, business math, business law, economics, statistics and more, along with those from outside disciplines, resulting in an overall educational experience of depth and quality.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate in Business -Major Related Programs (MRP)/Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) At Cascadia, we offer an Associate in Business – Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)/Major Related Programs (MRP) that prepares you to transfer to a 4-year university. Most Major Related Programs (MRP) help you prepare to transfer into high demand bachelor’s degree programs that require specific courses in the first two years. Business, biology, engineering, and nursing are a few examples. Each MRP is based on of the statewide transfer agreements: Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) and can reduce the time it takes to complete a specific bachelor’s degree pathway.

Future Jobs
  • auditor
  • Acountant
  • bank lender
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Business

In Cascadia College’s Business pathway, you will gain skills and knowledge then transfer to a four-year college or university in preparation for a career in business. The Associate in Business degree at Cascadia covers the academic essentials with an eye to current and emerging trends in the world of business.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate in Business -Major Related Programs (MRP)/Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) At Cascadia, we offer an Associate in Business – Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)/Major Related Programs (MRP) that prepares you to transfer to a 4-year university. Most Major Related Programs (MRP) help you prepare to transfer into high demand bachelor’s degree programs that require specific courses in the first two years. Business, biology, engineering, and nursing are a few examples. Each MRP is based on of the statewide transfer agreements: Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) and can reduce the time it takes to complete a specific bachelor’s degree pathway.

Future Jobs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
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Economics – Bachelor of Arts Transfer focus

In Cascadia College’s Economics – Bachelor of Arts focus pathway, you will learn different analytical approaches to understanding behavior and choice, exploring social phenomena, and analyzing data.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Economics – Bachelor of Arts program, you will learn different analytical approaches to understanding behavior and choice, exploring social phenomena, and analyzing data. Economics takes a social science approach to explore how we understand the economy, the role of systems and institutions in economic behavior, the production and distribution of goods and services, and the structure of the economy.

Future Jobs
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • risk analysts
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Economics – Bachelor of Science Transfer focus

In Cascadia College’s Economics – Bachelor of Science transfer pathway, you will learn different analytical approaches to understanding behavior and choice, exploring social phenomena, and analyzing data.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Economics – Bachelor of Science program, you will learn different analytical approaches to understanding behavior and choice, exploring social phenomena, and analyzing data. Economics takes a social science approach to explore how we understand the economy, the role of systems and institutions in economic behavior, the production and distribution of goods and services and the structure of the economy.

Future Jobs
  • Investment
  • risk analysts
  • Finance
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Adult Basic Education

In Cascadia College’s Adult Basic Education pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to get ready for college-level coursework and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Adult Basic Education pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to get ready for college-level coursework and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education.

Future Jobs
  • abe
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English Foundations (EF)

In Cascadia College’s English Foundations pathway, you will develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar to prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Transfer Opportunities

Option #1: Find a transfer degree or professional technical degree/certificate at Cascadia. Cascadia College transfer degrees Cascadia College professional technical degrees Option #2: Find a transfer degree or professional technical degree/certificate at another local institution. Option #3: Find an Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program at another local institution. Bellevue College I-BEST Edmonds College I-BEST Everett Community College I-BEST Lake Washington Institute of Technology I-BEST Shoreline Community College I-BEST

Future Jobs
  • English Foundations
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English as a Second Language (ESL)

In Cascadia College’s English as a Second Language pathway, you will develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar to prepare you for a wide variety of jobs, careers, and educational opportunities. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s English as a Second Language pathway, you will develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar to prepare you for a wide variety of jobs, careers, and educational opportunities. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Future Jobs
  • English
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GED Prep

In Cascadia College's GED Prep pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to pass your high school equivalency exams and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s GED Prep pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to pass your high school equivalency exams and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Future Jobs
  • GED Prep
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High School+ (HS+)

In Cascadia College’s High School+ pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to earn your high school diploma and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s High School+ pathway, you will develop skills in English, math, and high school subject areas to earn your high school diploma and prepare for jobs, careers, and further education. Successful completion of this pathway leads to direct placement into college-level coursework at Cascadia.

Future Jobs
  • High School (HS)
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Architecture

In Cascadia College's Architecture pathway, you will be preparing for a degree in architecture, which requires both artistic and technical skills. You can be an individual designer in private practice, or a member of a corporate group. You can also serve as a city planner, environmental systems designer, or member of an organization that develops commercial, institutional, or residential projects.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Arts pathway, you will be preparing for a degree in architecture, which requires both artistic and technical skills. You can be an individual designer in private practice, or a member of a corporate group. You can also serve as a city planner, environmental systems designer, or member of an organization that develops commercial, institutional, or residential projects.

Future Jobs
  • Residential Architect
  • Construction manager
  • Sustainable/Green Design Architect
  • Consultant
  • Commercial Architect
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Arts (Studio/Visual)

In Cascadia College's Arts (Studio/Visual) pathway, you will gain knowledge in the formal and expressive properties of art. You will gain experience in materials use and build a portfolio of your work by taking courses in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and digital based graphic design. You will learn to analyze, evaluate and apply the visual elements and principles to develop technical and creative proficiency.

Transfer Opportunities

Arts (Studio/Visual)

Future Jobs
  • Graphic Designer
  • Professional artist
  • Animator
  • Advertising artist
  • Art director
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Communication Studies

In Cascadia College’s Communication Studies pathway, you will be introduced to foundational concepts of and skill in the discipline, with courses emphasizing visual and digital communication, multicultural communication, public speaking, interpersonal and small group communication, global media, and/or public advocacy.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Communication Studies pathway, you will be introduced to foundational concepts of and skill in the discipline, with courses emphasizing visual and digital communication, multicultural communication, public speaking, interpersonal and small group communication, global media, and/or public advocacy.

Future Jobs
  • Sales Development Representative
  • Marketing Associate or Manager
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Public Relations Specialist
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English

Students and faculty in the English Department are energized by the power of words on a page, or screen. We focus on reading and analyzing literature, on the practice of creative writing, and on the craft of language in different contexts for particular purposes. We offer students smaller classes, seminar-style workshops and feedback, and sharp reading, writing, and editing skills that are widely applicable and in demand in business, library science, technology, communications, medicine, publishing, ministry, nonprofit/governmental organizations, law, and education. 

Transfer Opportunities

Students and faculty in the English Department are energized by the power of words on a page, or screen. We focus on reading and analyzing literature, on the practice of creative writing, and on the craft of language in different contexts for particular purposes. We offer students smaller classes, seminar-style workshops and feedback, and sharp reading, writing, and editing skills that are widely applicable and in demand in business, library science, technology, communications, medicine, publishing, ministry, nonprofit/governmental organizations, law, and education. 

Future Jobs
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • project management
  • content design
  • law
  • grant writing
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Film Studies

In Cascadia College’s Film Studies pathway, you will watch films, and analyze films and filmmaking. By engaging in examination of film production’s historical relevance, commercial, scientific, cultural, and artistic value, students will be prepared for future film production and film criticism opportunities.

Transfer Opportunities

Film Studies

Future Jobs
  • Sound Production
  • Film Editor
  • Film Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Producer
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Graphic Design

In Cascadia College’s Graphic Design pathway, you will gain knowledge in the principles of visual communication, and experience in the use of industry-standard digital graphic design software. Students will be able to analyze, evaluate and apply design principles, and will showcase their technical proficiency by generating a portfolio of work demonstrating their creative approaches to design problems.

Transfer Opportunities

Graphic Design

Future Jobs
  • Product and UI/UX Designer
  • Brand
  • Photo Editor
  • Freelance/Contract Designer
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Philosophy

In Cascadia College's Philosophy pathway, you will examine questions in every dimension of human life and learn techniques that apply to problems in any field of study or endeavor. Subfields of philosophy include logic, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy.

Transfer Opportunities

Philosophy

Future Jobs
  • philosophy
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World Languages (ASL, Japanese and Spanish)

In Cascadia College’s Languages and Culture pathway, you will develop strong language and cultural competency skills. You will study at least two years of a language, often more. Additional coursework includes courses in literature and culture. You will have opportunities for study abroad experiences during your education.

Transfer Opportunities

World Languages

Future Jobs
  • international education administrator
  • professor
  • international development
  • ambassador
  • human rights advocate
  • humanitarian aid worker
  • K-12 teacher
  • diplomat
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Environmental Science

In Cascadia Colleges Environmental Science pathway, you will look at Earth's natural systems and cycles. Students will gain knowledge in environmental issues, conservation, and applying critical global perspectives to specific natural environments.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia Colleges Environmental Science pathway, you will look at Earth's natural systems and cycles. Students will gain knowledge in environmental issues, conservation, and applying critical global perspectives to specific natural environments.

Future Jobs
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Hazardous Substances Scientist
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
  • Restoration Planner
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Environmental Studies

In Cascadia College's Environmental Studies pathway, you will combine the knowledge, tools, and perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to formulate innovative solutions to environmental issues in Washington and around the world. Students learn from and listen to different scientific, cultural, and political perspectives.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Environmental Studies pathway, you will combine the knowledge, tools, and perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to formulate innovative solutions to environmental issues in Washington and around the world. Students learn from and listen to different scientific, cultural, and political perspectives.

Future Jobs
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant/Analyst
  • Conservationist
  • Educator
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Geology

In Cascadia College's Geology pathway, you will study the earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. Geologists may work in interdisciplinary and collaborative settings on diverse issues such as climate change, natural disasters, mining, and water security. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry, and Physics is required for admission into an Earth and Space Sciences Bachelor of Science degree.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Geology pathway, you will study the earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. Geologists may work in interdisciplinary and collaborative settings on diverse issues such as climate change, natural disasters, mining, and water security. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry, and Physics is required for admission into an Earth and Space Sciences Bachelor of Science degree.

Future Jobs
  • natural resource companies
  • non-profit organizations
  • government agencies
  • environmental consulting companies
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Marine Biology

In Cascadia College's Marine Biology Pathway, you will study plant and animal life in oceans, looking at many subject areas such as: animal migration of sea turtles and whales, interaction between coral and creatures, and marine habitats such as coral reefs, kelp forests, tide pools, or the open ocean. If your transfer school requires CHEM 161, 162, and 163, instead of CHEM 121 and 131, the Associate in Biology DTA may be the better choice at Cascadia. Speak with an academic advisor for transfer planning.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Marine Biology Pathway, you will study plant and animal life in oceans, looking at many subject areas such as: animal migration of sea turtles and whales, interaction between coral and creatures, and marine habitats such as coral reefs, kelp forests, tide pools, or the open ocean. If your transfer school requires CHEM 161, 162, and 163, instead of CHEM 121 and 131, the Associate in Biology DTA may be the better choice at Cascadia. Speak with an academic advisor for transfer planning.

Future Jobs
  • Field Scientist
  • professor
  • Fish Biologist
  • Lab Coordinator
  • Research Tech
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Sustainable Practices - Bachelor of Applied Science

In Cascadia College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices (BASSP) pathway, you will earn the skills necessary to plan and implement sustainability approaches to how we live and work by managing complex projects for government agencies, private and non-profit organizations, environmental water, energy, and agriculture industries, construction management firms, and educational institutions.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices (BASSP) pathway, you will earn the skills necessary to plan and implement sustainability approaches to how we live and work by managing complex projects for government agencies, private and non-profit organizations, environmental water, energy, and agriculture industries, construction management firms, and educational institutions.

Future Jobs
  • Transportation Manager
  • Waste Zero Education Specialists
  • Store Managers
  • project management
  • Lab Technicians
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Water Resource Management - AAS-T

In Cascadia's College's Water Resource Management Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) pathway, a 91-credit degree completed over two academic years. The program integrates technology and the Natural Sciences with an emphasis on water quality as it relates to soil and water systems, geographic information systems (GIS), water policy, regulations and permitting practices. The program includes outdoor learning and applied research in the campus wetlands in addition to lab science, class seminars and work-based learning.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices provides a pathway to careers in the green industry. Graduates will learn the skills necessary to plan and implement sustainability approaches to how we live and work by managing complex projects for government agencies, companies and non-profit organizations, environmental water, energy, and agriculture industries, construction management firms, and educational institutions.

Future Jobs
  • Soil Technician
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Environmental Permit Specialist
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Pre-Dental

In Cascadia College's Pre-Dental pathway, you will be prepared to earn science pre-requisites for a successful entry to dental assistant and dental hygienist programs as well as bachelor programs to apply for dentistry schools.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Dental pathway, you will be prepared to earn science pre-requisites for a successful entry to dental assistant and dental hygienist programs as well as bachelor programs to apply for dentistry schools.

Future Jobs
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Associate Dentist
  • Dentist
  • Dental Surgery Doctor (DDS)
  • Family Dentist
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
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Pre-Medicine

In Cascadia College’s Pre-Medicine pathway, you will be prepared for an appropriate bachelor’s degree that allows you to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Pre-Medicine pathway, you will be prepared for an appropriate bachelor’s degree that allows you to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

Future Jobs
  • Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Family medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology
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Pre-Naturopathic Medicine

In Cascadia College's Pre-Naturopathic Medicine pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for a Naturopathic Medicine degree (N.D.), or you may use Cascadia College's Pre-Naturopathic Medicine pathway as part of a shorter pathway to other naturopathy-related careers.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Naturopathic Medicine pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for a Naturopathic Medicine degree (N.D.), or you may use Cascadia College's Pre-Naturopathic Medicine pathway as part of a shorter pathway to other naturopathy-related careers.

Future Jobs
  • Physician Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
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Pre-Nursing

In Cascadia College's Pre-Nursing program, you will acquire knowledge and skills associated with caring for ill and injured patients. A Pre-Nursing Academic Plan prepares students either for academic transfer to an RN or BSN program for further study, or may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other nursing careers.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Nursing program, you will acquire knowledge and skills associated with caring for ill and injured patients.  A Pre-Nursing Academic Plan prepares students either for academic transfer to an RN or BSN program for further study, or may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other nursing careers.

Future Jobs
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Nursing Assistant
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Pre-Nutrition

In Cascadia College's Pre-Nutrition pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) degree, or the Pre-Nutrition pathway may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other nutrition related careers.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Nutrition pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) degree, or the Pre-Nutrition pathway may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other nutrition related careers.

Future Jobs
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
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Pre-Occupational Therapy

In Cascadia College's Pre-Occupational Therapy pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then Master's degree for an Occupational Therapy degree (OT), or the Pre-Occupational Therapy pathway may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other occupational therapy careers.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Occupational Therapy pathway, you will be prepared for academic transfer to a four-year school and then Master's degree for an Occupational Therapy degree (OT), or the Pre-Occupational Therapy pathway may be used as part of a shorter pathway to other occupational therapy careers.

Future Jobs
  • Occupational Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists (OTs)
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Pre-Pharmacy

In Cascadia College's Pre-Pharmacy pathway, you will be prepared for an appropriate bachelor's degree and be able to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences that are necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. A Pharm.D. degree typically takes about three years of full-time study after the completion of the college-level prerequisites or after completing a recommended bachelor's degree.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Pharmacy pathway, you will be prepared for an appropriate bachelor's degree and be able to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences that are necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. A Pharm.D. degree typically takes about three years of full-time study after the completion of the college-level prerequisites or after completing a recommended bachelor's degree.

Future Jobs
  • clinical pharmacists
  • consultant pharmacists
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Pre-Physical Therapy

In Cascadia College's Pre-Physical Therapy pathway, you will be prepared for an academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for a Physical Therapy degree (PT).

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Physical Therapy pathway, you will be prepared for an academic transfer to a four-year school and then graduate school for a Physical Therapy degree (PT).

Future Jobs
  • arthritic care
  • physical therapy practices
  • sports medicine
  • lower back care
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Pre-Veterinary

In Cascadia College's Pre-Veterinary pathway, you will be prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree that allows you to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences that are necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. A D.V.M. degree typically takes four years of full-time study beyond a bachelor's degree.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Pre-Veterinary pathway, you will be prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree that allows you to complete the minimum course requirements in math and sciences that are necessary for the eventual pursuit of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. A D.V.M. degree typically takes four years of full-time study beyond a bachelor's degree.

Future Jobs
  • veterinarians
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Aerospace Engineering

In Cascadia College's Aerospace Engineering pathway, classes in Aeronautics and Astronautics cover the design, analysis, and performance of air and space vehicles, as well as a broad spectrum of related engineering science, such as aerodynamics, structural mechanics, automatic controls, flight mechanics, space dynamics, propulsion, plasma dynamics, and related topics.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Aerospace Engineering pathway, classes in Aeronautics and Astronautics cover the design, analysis, and performance of air and space vehicles, as well as a broad spectrum of related engineering science, such as aerodynamics, structural mechanics, automatic controls, flight mechanics, space dynamics, propulsion, plasma dynamics, and related topics.

Future Jobs
  • Aerospace Stress Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
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Astronomy and Physics

In Cascadia College's Astronomy and Physics pathway, you will examine the processes that power the universe. Students learn the theories behind the origins of space and how elements of the universe have evolved over time. Astronomy majors use the scientific method to ask new questions and start research projects. Physics degrees introduce students to matter's properties, structures, movements, and behavior in time and space. A physics program integrates natural science with mathematical analysis, training students in the core principles of physics and theories about the nature of the universe.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Astronomy and Physics pathway, you will examine the processes that power the universe. Students learn the theories behind the origins of space and how elements of the universe have evolved over time. Astronomy majors use the scientific method to ask new questions and start research projects. Physics degrees introduce students to matter's properties, structures, movements, and behavior in time and space. A physics program integrates natural science with mathematical analysis, training students in the core principles of physics and theories about the nature of the universe.

Future Jobs
  • data analysts
  • University faculty
  • technical specialists
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Biochemistry

In Cascadia College's Biochemistry pathway, you will study the chemical processes of living organisms to better understand biological structures like cells, proteins, and DNA.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Biochemistry pathway, you will study the chemical processes of living organisms to better understand biological structures like cells, proteins, and DNA.

Future Jobs
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Chemists
  • Biologists
  • Natural Sciences Managers
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Bioengineering

In Cascadia College's Bioengineering pathway, you will study biomedical systems, cell and tissue engineering, medical instrumentation systems, health care delivery systems, and the designing of new tools and devices to improve healthcare.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Bioengineering pathway, you will study biomedical systems, cell and tissue engineering, medical instrumentation systems, health care delivery systems, and the designing of new tools and devices to improve healthcare.

Future Jobs
  • 3D printing of organs
  • development of medical equipment
  • implantable devices
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Biology

In Cascadia College's Biology pathway, you will gain hands-on experiences in biology and chemistry. Students will be in small classes to focus on problem-solving, and to practice attention to detail and organization. They will also learn more about nature and get better at implementing the process of science. Students can go into health fields, work in labs or in field settings, or conduct research. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry and Biology is required for an Associate in Biology.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Biology pathway, you will gain hands-on experiences in biology and chemistry. Students will be in small classes to focus on problem-solving, and to practice attention to detail and organization. They will also learn more about nature and get better at implementing the process of science. Students can go into health fields, work in labs or in field settings, or conduct research. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry and Biology is required for an Associate in Biology.

Future Jobs
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Biologists
  • Research Scientists
  • Natural Science Managers
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Chemical Engineering

In Cascadia College's Chemical Engineering pathway, you will study chemical reactors, kinetic systems, biomolecular engineering, gene therapy, energy conservation processes, and product and system design. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Programming (IT) is required for a Chemical Engineering major.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Chemical Engineering pathway, you will study chemical reactors, kinetic systems, biomolecular engineering, gene therapy, energy conservation processes, and product and system design. A strong foundation in Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Programming (IT) is required for a Chemical Engineering major.

Future Jobs
  • waste management
  • pharmaceuticals
  • mining products
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Chemistry

In Cascadia College's Chemistry pathway, you will explore the composition, structures, and properties of elements and compounds. Chemists look at types of matter and their interactions to understand existing substances, develop new ones, and identify useful chemical processes. A chemistry degree trains students in the theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline through didactic and laboratory coursework in natural science and mathematics.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Chemistry pathway, you will explore the composition, structures, and properties of elements and compounds. Chemists look at types of matter and their interactions to understand existing substances, develop new ones, and identify useful chemical processes. A chemistry degree trains students in the theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline through didactic and laboratory coursework in natural science and mathematics.

Future Jobs
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist (QC Chemist)
  • Air Quality Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chemical Laboratory Scientist
  • Chemist
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Civil Engineering

In Cascadia College's Civil Engineering pathway, you will study structural and load bearing systems, transportation, water resources, and environmental safety measures. You will be prepared to plan, design, and construct large systems such as subway, tunnels, and bridges.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Civil Engineering pathway, you will study structural and load bearing systems, transportation, water resources, and environmental safety measures. You will be prepared to plan, design, and construct large systems such as subway, tunnels, and bridges.

Future Jobs
  • waste management
  • planning of cities
  • Civil Engineer
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Computer Engineering

In Cascadia College's Computer Engineering pathway, you will study topics such as circuit and chip design, computer science, computer layout planning, computer theory, verification and validation, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics. This degree prepares students to use math and science to design and operate computer systems. A strong foundation in Math, Computer Programming (IT), and Physics, along with some Chemistry and Engineering, is required for admission into a Computer Engineering major.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Computer Engineering pathway, you will study topics such as circuit and chip design, computer science, computer layout planning, computer theory, verification and validation, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics. This degree prepares students to use math and science to design and operate computer systems. A strong foundation in Math, Computer Programming (IT), and Physics, along with some Chemistry and Engineering, is required for admission into a Computer Engineering major.

Future Jobs
  • computing systems development
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Computer Science

In Cascadia College's Computer Science pathway, you will study computers and computation. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer science graduates work mostly with software and software systems. Software engineers create the apps, programs, and cloud services that we use every day, while academic computer scientists research their theory, design, development, and application. A computer science degree is the most common route to employment as a software engineer.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Computer Science pathway, you will study computers and computation. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer science graduates work mostly with software and software systems. Software engineers create the apps, programs, and cloud services that we use every day, while academic computer scientists research their theory, design, development, and application. A computer science degree is the most common route to employment as a software engineer.

Future Jobs
  • information security analyst
  • data scientist
  • web developer
  • Software engineer
  • database administrator
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Data Science option within Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)

In Cascadia College's Data Science option with Human Centered Design & Engineering pathway, you will learn how Data Science is an evolving science that explores, finds patterns, and organizes and interprets data. These skills are part of the in-demand abilities for professionals. Traditionally data science focused on analyzing large amounts of data and mining it for use by companies. This requires programming, but now data scientists can master the DS life cycle and apply their understanding of equity and the sustainable use of valuable resources.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Data Science option with Human Centered Design & Engineering pathway, you will learn how Data Science is an evolving science that explores, finds patterns, and organizes and interprets data. These skills are part of the in-demand abilities for professionals. Traditionally data science focused on analyzing large amounts of data and mining it for use by companies. This requires programming, but now data scientists can master the DS life cycle and apply their understanding of equity and the sustainable use of valuable resources.

Future Jobs
  • Associate Data Scientist
  • Quantitative Analyst
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Electrical Engineering

In Cascadia College's Electrical Engineering pathway, you will use math and science to design electrical and telecommunications systems. Students will look at electrical power generating systems, superconductors, wave propagation, telecommunications technology, and fiber optics. A strong foundation in Math, Computer Programming (IT), and Physics, along with some Chemistry and Engineering, is required for admission into an Electrical Engineering major.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Electrical Engineering pathway, you will use math and science to design electrical and telecommunications systems. Students will look at electrical power generating systems, superconductors, wave propagation, telecommunications technology, and fiber optics. A strong foundation in Math, Computer Programming (IT), and Physics, along with some Chemistry and Engineering, is required for admission into an Electrical Engineering major.

Future Jobs
  • renewable energy generation
  • automotive
  • electric power generation and distribution
  • telecommunications
  • electronics
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Environmental Engineering

In Cascadia College's Environmental Engineering pathway, you will design, construct, and manage the essential facilities, systems, and structures around us. Your work plays a crucial role in enabling livable, sustainable cities, healthy environments, and strong economies. You should work very closely with Advisors at Cascadia as well as their transfer university to map the best plan possible.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Environmental Engineering pathway, you will design, construct, and manage the essential facilities, systems, and structures around us. Your work plays a crucial role in enabling livable, sustainable cities, healthy environments, and strong economies. You should work very closely with Advisors at Cascadia as well as their transfer university to map the best plan possible.

Future Jobs
  • geotechnical engineering
  • heavy construction
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Game Design or Development (Interactive Media Design at UW, Bothell)

In Cascadia College's Game Design or Development pathway, you will demonstrate proficiency in usable interface design by developing responsive, interactive, and accessible website prototypes. Participating in teams, you'll experiment with new technologies to create a website for an external client, problem-solve, and communicate to ensure a visual and interactive experience.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Game Design or Development pathway, you will demonstrate proficiency in usable interface design by developing responsive, interactive, and accessible website prototypes. Participating in teams, you'll experiment with new technologies to create a website for an external client, problem-solve, and communicate to ensure a visual and interactive experience.

Future Jobs
  • Game Producer
  • Video Game Engineer
  • Software Developer
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Informatics

In Cascadia College's Informatics pathway, you will study, design, and develop information technology for the good of people, organizations, and society. This major explores the intersection of technology and human values in order to gain a deep understanding of information in society while creatively imagining more equitable and just information technology and systems. Informatics graduates see the world as more than just innovative apps and websites, but as larger systems of people, information, and technology that harness these technologies to address global challenges in democracy, health, wellness, climate, justice, and more.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Informatics pathway, you will study, design, and develop information technology for the good of people, organizations, and society. This major explores the intersection of technology and human values in order to gain a deep understanding of information in society while creatively imagining more equitable and just information technology and systems. Informatics graduates see the world as more than just innovative apps and websites, but as larger systems of people, information, and technology that harness these technologies to address global challenges in democracy, health, wellness, climate, justice, and more.

Future Jobs
  • cybersecurity
  • product management
  • software development
  • UX design and research
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Mathematics

In Cascadia College's Mathematics pathway, you will be introduced to a foundation of analytical problem-solving skills that are widely applicable to career and life. You'll learn how to collaborate with others to solve real-world problems using mathematical models. Coursework includes theoretical and applied mathematics, along with classes in connected fields such as economics, computer science, or physics.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Mathematics program, you will be introduced to a foundation of analytical problem-solving skills that are widely applicable to career and life. You'll learn how to collaborate with others to solve real-world problems using mathematical models. Coursework includes theoretical and applied mathematics, along with classes in connected fields such as economics, computer science, or physics.

Future Jobs
  • business
  • data analysis
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Mechanical Engineering

In Cascadia College's Mechanical Engineering pathway, you will learn to design and improve tools and machines, such as microsensors, medical devices, computers, car engines, robots, appliances, sports equipment, and airplanes. You will study topics such as manufacturing systems, power systems, physical science, and work broadly in mechanical, environmental, and material-based problems.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Mechanical Engineering pathway, you will learn to design and improve tools and machines, such as microsensors, medical devices, computers, car engines, robots, appliances, sports equipment, and airplanes. You will study topics such as manufacturing systems, power systems, physical science, and work broadly in mechanical, environmental, and material-based problems.

Future Jobs
  • dynamics of machines
  • material handling
  • automotive systems
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Mobile App Development Android Certificate

This certificate focuses on the skills required by IT professionals who develop mobile apps for Android devices. The certificate will provide students with native Android design and implementation experience utilizing agile development methods, input from stakeholders, peer and professional review, integrated testing, and structured team collaboration. Students will build knowledge and skill by contributing to several mobile apps, culminating in a portfolio-ready capstone project. Key topics include: foundational and advanced Android programming concepts, test frameworks and unit tests for business logic, UI design and usability testing, Play Store overview, and steps for app distribution. This certificate is appropriate for students and IT professionals with a moderate programming background and some design experience who want to move into mobile platform development.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia's program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You'll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development.

Future Jobs
  • Android Application Developer
  • Application Development Associate
  • Mobile Application Developer
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Mobile App Development Bachelors of Applied Science

In Cascadia College's Mobile Application Development pathway, you will prepare for a career in the area of Mobile Application Development. This program is designed to meet current industry demands in the field of Information Technology related to full-stack systems design across major mobile platforms. Students, working both independently and in teams, will finish the program with a professional portfolio that demonstrates app development expertise from design through launch and beyond including crash monitoring.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia's program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You'll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development.

Future Jobs
  • Android Application Developer
  • iOS Application Developer
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Mobile App Development Backend Development Certificate

This certificate develops the required skills for work as a backend developer to support full-stack development of mobile applications. The certificate will provide students with SQL and NoSQL database experience, API development coding practices, and development methodologies suitable for deploying apps on modern cloud-based systems. Students will build knowledge and skill by contributing to several mobile apps, culminating in a portfolio-ready capstone project. Key topics include: developing, securing and testing REST APIs, the benefits, limitations, and key distinctions of different architectures, Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS), as well as Containers, offline synchronization strategies, and compliance with industry-specific and regional regulations (HIPAA, PCI-DCS, or FIPS). This certificate is appropriate for students and IT professionals with a moderate programming background and some database experience who want to move into mobile platform development.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia's program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You'll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development.

Future Jobs
  • iOS Application Developer
  • Android Application Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
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Mobile App Development Certificate

In Cascadia College's Mobile Application Development pathway, you will prepare for a career in the area of Mobile Application Development. This program is designed to meet current industry demands in the field of Information Technology related to full-stack systems design across major mobile platforms. Students, working both independently and in teams, will finish the program with a professional portfolio that demonstrates app development expertise from design through launch and beyond including crash monitoring.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia's program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You'll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development.

Future Jobs
  • Android Application Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Application Development Associate
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Mobile App Development iOS Certificate

 This certificate will prepare students for work in iOS development on devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The certificate will provide students with native iOS design and implementation experience utilizing agile development methods, input from stakeholders, peer and professional review, integrated testing, and structured team collaboration. Students will build knowledge and skill by contributing to several mobile apps, culminating in a portfolio-ready capstone project. Key topics include: foundational and advanced iOS programming concepts, test frameworks and unit tests for business logic, UI design and usability testing, App Store overview, and steps for app distribution. This certificate is appropriate for students and IT professionals with a moderate programming background and some design experience who want to move into mobile platform development.

Transfer Opportunities

Cascadia's program will launch you into the fastest growing industry in the state. You'll learn the skills necessary to land jobs such as application developers, front end developers, and software developers, where the median entry-level salary is $69,000. Cascadia offers the only BAS degree in the state with a focus on mobile application development.

Future Jobs
  • Application Development Associate
  • iOS Application Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
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Networking Infrastructure Technology AAS-T

In Cascadia College's Networking Infrastructure Technology AAS-T pathway, you will learn skills for Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) system administration. Students will experience the essential skills of networking with depth of study in TCP/IP, routing, switching, logical addressing, and troubleshooting methodologies. Key topics include IPv6, subnetting, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and Virtual LANs (VLANs) utilizing Cisco hardware platforms and protocols. The certificate provides students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the topological design, implementation, and maintenance of LANs and WANs.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates (Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology, and Web Application Programming) With a degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology from Cascadia, you will be prepared to design, roll out, and maintain an organization's hardware and software network infrastructure. Whether you are launching or rebooting your career, this degree will give you the experience and skills you need to find a job as an IT professional.

Future Jobs
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Design Engineer
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Networking Infrastructure Technology Desktop Support Certificate

The Desktop Support Technician Certificate prepares students by developing the extensive technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills needed to provide Information Technology (IT) services to companies through help desk support. This certificate focuses on skills required by IT professionals who support end users and troubleshoot desktop environments. 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.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Future Jobs
  • Network Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • IT Specialist
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Computer Technician
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Networking Infrastructure Technology Network Engineer Certificate

In Cascadia College's Networking Infrastructure Technology Network Engineer Certificate pathway, you will learn skills for Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) system administration. Students will experience the essential skills of networking with depth of study in TCP/IP, routing, switching, logical addressing, and troubleshooting methodologies. Key topics include IPv6, subnetting, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and Virtual LANs (VLANs) utilizing Cisco hardware platforms and protocols. The certificate provides students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the topological design, implementation, and maintenance of LANs and WANs.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Future Jobs
  • Network Technician
  • Data Center Technician
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Design Engineer
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Networking Infrastructure Technology Security Support Certificate

In Cascadia College's Networking Infrastructure Technology - Security Support Certificate pathway, you will be prepared for the field of Cybersecurity. The target audience for this certificate is IT professionals that are hoping to add security skills and knowledge to their education, as well as students seeking to build upon their Networking Infrastructure Technology A.A.S.T. degree. The certificate is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of network and computer security combined with depth of study in security vulnerabilities. You will learn to implement security measures and to analyze an existing network topology.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Future Jobs
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • Penetration Tester
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Networking Infrastructure Technology Server Administrator Certificate

In Cascadia College's Networking Infrastructure Technology Server Administrator Certificate pathway, you will learn the foundational skills necessary to support data networks; troubleshoot and repair computer systems for end users; design and implement a variety of network infrastructures; design, install, configure, and optimize server environments to provide high availability for data networks; develop procedures and processes to manage server security and integrity for data centers; plan logical network designs for multiple site topologies; practice building networks with routing and switching equipment; implement and control data communication with routing protocols and securities in Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructures; and learn how to work in group environments by managing and facilitating projects.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Future Jobs
  • Data Center Technician
  • Desktop Administrator
  • Domain Administrator
  • Cloud Server Engineer
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Networking Infrastructure Technology Virtualization Specialist Certificate

Learn the virtualization technologies for application, desktop, server, and routing and switching network infrastructures. Design virtual networks to support cloud environments. Create virtualization strategies for dynamic IT business solutions. Practice a multitude of virtualization solutions for physical and virtual infrastructures. Build highly available virtual environments for remote desktops and application connectivity, as well as server farm capacity planning and storage solutions. Understand the concepts and best practices for virtualizing IT entities to lower cost and environmental impact. Improve the efficiency and high availability of IT resources. Utilize industry solutions to maintain and monitor virtualization on enterprise level networks.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Future Jobs
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Architect
  • Desktop Virtualization Engineer
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Web Application Programming Technology AAS-T

In Cascadia College's AAST Web Application Programming Technology pathway, 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.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming) 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.

Future Jobs
  • UX Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • web developer
  • UI Developer
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Web Application Programming Technology Computer Programming Foundations Certificate

In Cascadia College's Computer Programming Foundations Certificate pathway, you'll learn the solid foundation that's necessary to succeed in computer programming, either on the job or after you've transferred to a four-year college/university. You will master fundamental computer programming topics, such as control structures, functions, and procedural programming, object-oriented programming, sorting and searching algorithms, recursion, abstract data types (e.g., stacks and queues), linked lists, and binary trees.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology, and Web Application Programming) 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.

Future Jobs
  • UI Developer
  • Web Designer
  • web developer
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Web Application Programming Technology JavaScript Programming Certificate

In Cascadia College's Computer JavaScript Programming Certificate, pathway, you'll learn a foundation in the web technologies necessary to create and/or maintain web sites that use JavaScript to provide client-side functionality. The program provides the fundamental skill sets needed to work effectively with current web programming standards and tools to create high-quality, JavaScript-enabled websites.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology, and Web Application Programming) 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.

Future Jobs
  • Web Designer
  • UI Developer
  • web developer
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Web Application Programming Technology Web Applications Certificate

In Cascadia College's Web Applications Certificate, 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.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming) 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.

Future Jobs
  • Web Designer
  • UI Developer
  • web developer
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Web Application Programming Technology Web Foundations Certificate

In Cascadia College's Web Applications Certificate, you will be provided a foundation in the web technologies necessary to create and/or maintain websites. The program provides the fundamental skill sets needed to work effectively with clients in team settings using current web standards and tools to create high-quality, easy-to-use websites.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming) 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 workplace. Learn to design and create user interfaces, write code, and utilize development frameworks, web services and databases.

Future Jobs
  • UI Developer
  • web developer
  • Web Designer
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American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS)

In Cascadia College's American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) pathway, you will be provided with an advanced understanding of how to work with and support Indigenous communities.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate in Integrated Studies-Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree is designed to transfer to most Bachelor of Arts degrees at all four-year colleges and universities in Washington state. The DTA is sometimes called an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Arts and Sciences. DTA degrees provide students: Priority consideration in admissions for most humanities and social science majors at public universities in Washington ahead of students without a degree. Completion of lower division general education requirements. Credit for all courses completed within the DTA up to and in some cases beyond 90 credits. Opportunity to explore several fields of study through the category of up to 30 credits of elective courses. Opportunity to complete prerequisites for a future major. Local Transfer Opportunities: University of Washington, Seattle View Cascadia’s Transfer Agreements for details of our partnerships with other colleges and universities. University admissions requirements may vary – consult with the Career and Transfer Center for transfer assistance to plan your career and future educational goals.

Future Jobs
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Doctor
  • Human Resources Director
  • Assistant Professor
  • Charge Nurse
  • Engagement and Diversity Program Manager
  • Public and Government Relations Manager
  • Council Member
  • Attorney
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Anthropology

In Cascadia College's Anthropology pathway, you will study the human experience, from the evolution of primates to modern human populations. Students will gain knowledge and practice in anthropological ethics, research methods, anthropological literature/databases, and will be able to apply anthropological approaches (cross-cultural comparison, holism, and evolutionary theory) to real-life situations. They will understand how anthropologists explain cultural and biological diversity, and the resulting impacts on the human experience.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Anthropology pathway, you will study the human experience, from the evolution of primates to modern human populations. Students will gain knowledge and practice in anthropological ethics, research methods, anthropological literature/databases, and will be able to apply anthropological approaches (cross-cultural comparison, holism, and evolutionary theory) to real-life situations. They will understand how anthropologists explain cultural and biological diversity, and the resulting impacts on the human experience.

Future Jobs
  • human resource management
  • cultural resource management
  • researcher
  • natural resource management
  • economic development
  • forensics
  • public health/healthcare careers
  • professor
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Criminal Justice

In Cascadia College's Criminal Justice pathway, you will learn the root causes of criminal behavior and explore, evaluate, and articulate how the criminal justice system and supporting institutions administer responses to criminal behavior.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Criminal Justice pathway, you will learn the root causes of criminal behavior and explore, evaluate, and articulate how the criminal justice system and supporting institutions administer responses to criminal behavior.

Future Jobs
  • Criminal Justice
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Early Childhood Education

In Cascadia College's Early Childhood Education pathway, you will acquire knowledge and skills associated with socializing and helping young children explore their interests and develop skills. This program map prepares for transfer to BA in Early Childhood & Family Studies at UW Seattle.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Early Childhood Education pathway, you will acquire knowledge and skills associated with socializing and helping young children explore their interests and develop skills. This program map prepares for transfer to BA in Early Childhood & Family Studies at UW Seattle.

Future Jobs
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarden Teachers
  • Childcare Workers
  • Teacher’s Aides
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Education - Middle or Secondary

In Cascadia College's Education - Middle or Secondary pathway, you will begin to acquire knowledge and skills for teaching children in grades 6-12, (ages 11-18), in public or private schools. Teachers teach individual subjects such as Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), History, various Maths, English, and Foreign Languages. Students will typically major in the subject they want to teach.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Education - Middle or Secondary pathway, you will begin to acquire knowledge and skills for teaching children in grades 6-12, (ages 11-18), in public or private schools. Teachers teach individual subjects such as Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), History, various Maths, English, and Foreign Languages. Students will typically major in the subject they want to teach.

Future Jobs
  • Teacher Aides
  • Middle or Secondary School Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
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Elementary Education

In Cascadia College's Elementary Education pathway, you will prepare to become a certified teacher in Washington state elementary schools. Students will meet part of the requirements to be recommended for Washington State Residency teacher certification. You will continue your journey at a university. Washington state elementary school teachers must be certified to teach and must hold an elementary education endorsement.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Elementary Education pathway, you will prepare to become a certified teacher in Washington state elementary schools. Students will meet part of the requirements to be recommended for Washington State Residency teacher certification. You will continue your journey at a university. Washington state elementary school teachers must be certified to teach and must hold an elementary education endorsement.

Future Jobs
  • children’s hospitals
  • graduate school work in education
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Emergency Management AAS-T

The Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) Certificate program 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 online certificate incorporates instruction in policy as well as planning and operational components of emergency management and homeland security, including opportunities to gain practical experience and work with current incident management technologies.

Transfer Opportunities

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer, and Professional/Technical Certificates - (Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming) 

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 is in high demand in the Puget Sound region, with employers willing to pay top dollar for skilled workers.

Future Jobs
  • Emergency Management
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Global Studies

In Cascadia College’s Global Studies pathway, you will prepare for bachelor and/or master's degree study, and can enhance their other degree paths in business or technology. You will explore complicated global issues through an interdisciplinary lens. You will learn to analyze the complexity of global issues, including solutions, identify processes that affect those issues, and recognize how the increasingly global nature of human interaction affects equity, prosperity, and well-being.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College’s Global Studies pathway, you will prepare for bachelor and/or master's degree study, and can enhance their other degree paths in business or technology. You will explore complicated global issues through an interdisciplinary lens. You will learn to analyze the complexity of global issues, including solutions, identify processes that affect those issues, and recognize how the increasingly global nature of human interaction affects equity, prosperity, and well-being.

Future Jobs
  • political affairs officer
  • K-12 teacher
  • international development/humanitarian aid worker
  • ambassador
  • human rights advocate
  • international education administrator
  • diplomat
  • professor
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History

In Cascadia College's History pathway, you will study the history of human affairs and experience. It is a holistic discipline involving political, economic, military, social, intellectual, philosophical, geographical, and cultural aspects of the development of humankind. After developing a broad background in history, you may specialize in regional (Western, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc.) or topical (political, social, economic, music, art etc.) subject areas.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's History pathway, you will study the history of human affairs and experience. It is a holistic discipline involving political, economic, military, social, intellectual, philosophical, geographical, and cultural aspects of the development of humankind.

Future Jobs
  • History
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Human Services

In Cascadia College's Human Services pathway, you will engage in a broad education with an emphasis on social justice and systems thinking. These programs emphasize applying skills in the community, and usually have field experience as part of the degree.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Human Services pathway, you will engage in a broad education with an emphasis on social justice and systems thinking. These programs emphasize applying skills in the community, and usually have field experience as part of the degree.

Future Jobs
  • advocate
  • case manager
  • youth worker
  • fundraiser
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • para-educator
  • grant writer
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Political Science

In Cascadia College's Political Science pathway, you will study governments and public policy. Political science uses different methods of analysis to examine individual and group behaviors and outcomes at the local, state, national, and international levels of politics. Political science students will gain skills that are useful in a number of fields and occupations, including government, law, business and industry, international organizations, nonprofit groups, and electoral politics. Political science students also gain critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills that are valuable in any profession. Students do not have to enter politics or politically related fields.

Transfer Opportunities

In Cascadia College's Political Science pathway, you will study governments and public policy. Political science uses different methods of analysis to examine individual and group behaviors and outcomes at the local, state, national, and international levels of politics. Political science students will gain skills that are useful in a number of fields and occupations, including government, law, business and industry, international organizations, nonprofit groups, and electoral politics. Political science students also gain critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills that are valuable in any profession. Students do not have to enter politics or politically related fields.

Future Jobs
  • candidate for public office
  • government/public service
  • professor
  • political campaign staff
  • government affairs/relations
  • K-12 teacher
  • lobbyist
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Psychology

In Cascadia College's Psychology pathway, you will study the broad field of human behavioral and psychological processes, diving into the mind and brain, and use scientific and statistical methods to evaluate data, claims, and theories. A general psychology program focuses on understanding human behavior, motivations, cognitions, and emotions. Across courses, you will develop and employ observational skills and scientific methods to deepen awareness of why humans behave and interact in the ways that they do individually and in small and large groups.

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In Cascadia College's Psychology pathway, you will study the broad field of human behavioral and psychological processes, diving into the mind and brain, and use scientific and statistical methods to evaluate data, claims, and theories. A general psychology program focuses on understanding human behavior, motivations, cognitions, and emotions. Across courses, you will develop and employ observational skills and scientific methods to deepen awareness of why humans behave and interact in the ways that they do individually and in small and large groups.

Future Jobs
  • personnel (HR)
  • clinical psychology
  • training and labor relations
  • counseling
  • social work
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Sociology

In Cascadia College's Sociology pathway, you will explore fundamental sociological principles that apply to individuals in both group and societal contexts. You will learn to use the sociological imagination as a lens through which to view and experience the world.

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In Cascadia College's Sociology pathway, you will explore fundamental sociological principles that apply to individuals in both group and societal contexts. You will learn to use the sociological imagination as a lens through which to view and experience the world.

Future Jobs
  • education
  • social justice advocacy
  • Criminal Justice
  • government work
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