Academic Programs | Cascadia College

Business

Pathways in the Business Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for a breadth of administrative, managerial and professional career options including accounting, finance, human resources, marketing and more.  You will deepen your understanding of business operations, organizational structure and the processes that impact and regulate business activity.  You will gain skills in areas of legal and ethical reasoning, economic analysis, financial and managerial accounting, knowledge critical to success in the business world.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

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Academic Advising Office

emailadvising@cascadia.edu

Programs

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.

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.

Economics – Bachelor of Arts focused

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 – Bachelor of Science focused

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.

College and Career Foundations

Pathways in the College and Career Foundations (CCF) Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for further education and careers, including transition into college-level courses. You will deepen your understanding of English, math, and content related to the GED and high school programming, depending on your needs. You will gain skills in reading, writing, math, speaking, and listening, critical to your education and work goals.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Bachelor’s

Students can build upon their already valuable two-year degrees by completing their Bachelor of Applied Science right here at Cascadia.

Certificate

A professional technical certificate gives you the knowledge and skills you need for a specific job. All certificates take less than 2 years to complete.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Erica Almeda

Faculty

emailealmeda@cascadia.eduphone425-352-8158

Programs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Communication, Creative Arts and Design

Pathways in the Communication, Creative Arts and Design Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for several commercial and artistic careers, including as a graphic designer, animator, communications specialist or officer, broadcaster, game designer, interpreter, writer, and architect. You will deepen your understanding of design principles, audience awareness, literacy -- both visual and auditory, literature, professional communication standards, genre traits, style, and the elements of argument. You will gain skills in employing user-friendly design; writing for multiple audiences; expressing ideas in different media; using technologies to entertain, argue, and inform; analyzing the visual, spoken, and written work of others; and combining media to create something new, critical to success in a Communication, Creative Arts, and Design career.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Academic Advising Office

emailadvising@cascadia.edu

Programs

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Earth Sciences, Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Pathways in the Earth Sciences, Sustainability and Environmental Studies Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for several interdisciplinary careers, including Marine Biology, Geology, public works, environmental safety, water resource quality and management, non-profit agency work, public policy, and lobbying. You will deepen your understanding of the interrelationship of humans and their environment, especially earth systems; ecosystems; specifics of earth, water, and air processes; and environmental cycles. You will gain skills in biological and chemical analysis, data collection and analysis, field research methods, and collaborative investigations and reporting, critical to success in an Earth Sciences, Sustainability and Environmental Studies Area career.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS-T)

An AAS-T degree is designed to prepare you for employment in a specific field and has limited transferability.

Bachelor’s

Students can build upon their already valuable two-year degrees by completing their Bachelor of Applied Science right here at Cascadia.

Certificate

A professional technical certificate gives you the knowledge and skills you need for a specific job. All certificates take less than 2 years to complete.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Academic Advising Office

emailadvising@cascadia.edu

Programs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health and Wellness

Pathways in the Health and Wellness Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for several medical and health-related careers, including preparation for Nursing, Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary and many more. You will deepen your understanding of social and structural mechanisms that inform health and wellness and will be immersed in interdisciplinary coursework which includes courses in math, natural science, communication and psychology. You will gain skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and communication, all of which are critical to success in Health and Wellness related careers.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Hannah Flesch

emailhflesch@cascadia.edu

Programs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Pathways in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for several rewarding science and math careers, including medicine, data science, pharmaceuticals, engineering, higher ed and K-12 teaching, public service, civil works/building trades, aeronautics, network engineering, biochemical laboratory research, and computer science—hardware and software. You will deepen your understanding of how society can advance technologies and can propose practical solutions, symbolic language and expression, theories of motion, theories of space and time, and the macrosopic and microscopic world. You will gain skills in problem-solving, data collection and quantitative analysis, drawing evidence-based conclusions, research methods, applying and testing theories and hypotheses, working collaboratively, and safe laboratory methods critical to success in a STEM career.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS-T)

An AAS-T degree is designed to prepare you for employment in a specific field and has limited transferability.

Bachelor’s

Students can build upon their already valuable two-year degrees by completing their Bachelor of Applied Science right here at Cascadia.

Certificate

A professional technical certificate gives you the knowledge and skills you need for a specific job. All certificates take less than 2 years to complete.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Academic Advising Office

emailadvising@cascadia.edu

Programs

Aerospace Engineering Associate

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.

Astronomy and Physics Associate

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.

Biochemistry Associate

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.

Bioengineering Associate

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.

Biology Associate

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.

Chemical Engineering Associate

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.

Chemistry Associate

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.

Civil Engineering Associate

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.

Computer Engineering Associate

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.

Computer Science Associate

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.

Data Science option within Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) Associate

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.

Electrical Engineering Associate

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.

Environmental Engineering Associate

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.

Game Design or Development (Interactive Media Design at UW, Bothell) Associate

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.

Informatics Associate

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.

Mathematics Associate

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.

Mechanical Engineering Associate

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Sciences, Human Services and Education

Pathways in the Social Sciences, Human Services and Education Area of Interest provide you with a foundation for several wide-ranging careers, including law, social work, education, business, research, diplomacy, nonprofit administration, public service and philanthropy. You will deepen your understanding of human behavior (both individual and collective), governing institutions and structures, global issues and concepts, comparative cultures, historical thinking and patterns, ethical considerations, and data use. You will gain skills in critical, creative, and reflective thinking and writing; data interpretation and analysis; understanding causal relationships; research; working with diverse populations in varying contexts; and an understanding of differing societal contexts, critical to success in a "Social Sciences, Human Services and Education" career.

Degrees You Can Get

Associate

An Associate degree prepares you for employment or for transfer to a 4-year college.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS-T)

An AAS-T degree is designed to prepare you for employment in a specific field and has limited transferability.

Get in Touch

The leader of this area is here to support you in your career exploration and connect you with subject matter experts from various pathways. They will guide you to navigate different career options and facilitate meaningful connections with faculty and staff to help you get a glimpse into your dream job.

Garth Neufeld

Social Sciences/Psychology

emailgneufeld@cascadia.edu

Programs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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