Aerospace Engineering | Cascadia College

Aerospace Engineering


Associate in Science Track 2, Pre Engineering MRP Other (Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/ Industrial/ Materials) Science

Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

107 College-level Credits


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Coursework may be completed through a combination of web-enhanced (face-to-face), hybrid, and online modes, though not every course is offered in the same modality each quarter. Specific courses may be offered at certain times of the year. Consult the current Class Schedule.


Many courses at Cascadia College have placement prerequisites for reading, writing, and math ability. The courses that you will place into determine how you progress through your pathway and how long your degree will take. There are a variety of ways to find your English and Math placement level. 

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Math Notes:

You will need to consult with an academic advisor after placement to be sure to enroll in a course that is consistent with your planned course of study.

Math through MATH& 264 Calculus 4, plus MATH 208 Linear Algebra and MATH 238 Differential Equations needed to complete degree, as well as to transfer.


If you have any questions about this pathway, contact:

Planning Your Courses: 

Advisors are here for you. Academic Advisors will help you develop the skills to make sound academic decisions. Through advising, Advisors will support you to make connections between academic interests, long-term goals, and career opportunities. Advisors help with educational planning, university transfer options, college application processes, and graduation requirements.

You will have touchpoints with Advisors to ensure you are on track to success. Be sure to connect with the Advising, Career, and Transfer team! 

The Annual Course Planning Guide shows Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date class offerings.


0-30 credits

  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 
  • COLL 101 College Strategies  
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I 
  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I  
  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I

30-60 credits

  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry with Lab II
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics or other Social Science Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)
  • ENGR 240 Applied Numerical Methods
  • 150 Equity, Diversity and Power Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II
  • MATH& 163 Calculus 3
  • PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II
  • PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III

Note: Thermodynamics is an enrollment requirement at the University of Washington, Seattle. Cascadia does not offer this class. It is recommended to take this course at another WA State Community College or university before your program begins.

60-107 credits

  • ENGR& 214 Statics  
  • ENGR& 215 Dynamics  
  • ENGR& 225 Mechanics of Materials  
  • Humanities Distribution with EDP Designation Requirement (View Choice Classes)
  • MATH 208 Linear Algebra  
  • MATH 238 Differential Equations  
  • MATH& 264 Calculus 4

Choice Classes: Distribution and Elective Requirements - Explore and align your interests. 

The recommended choice classes listed below were thoughtfully chosen to help you gain the necessary skills in this pathway. You are welcome to choose other choice classes outside the recommended list, but consult with an academic advisor to be sure that the classes meet the specific requirements for this pathway.

150 Equity, Diversity, and Power (10 credits)

To meet the Equity, Diversity, and Power completion requirement, you must complete one 150-series EDP course, and at least one additional EDP-designated course for a total of ten (10) credits. EDP courses in the 150-series ground students in the needed cognitive tools and background to critically analyze their position in our increasingly interconnected, complex, and diverse world so they can pursue further study and seek out their careers more intentionally. EDP-designated courses may also apply toward Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, or General Elective distribution requirements as indicated.

Choose one:

  • CMST 150 Multicultural Communication
  • GS 150 Globalization, Culture and Identity
  • HIST 150 Cultural Diversity and Challenges in United States History
  • HUMAN 150 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • SOC 150 Social Inequality

Choose one additional course designated in EDP in any distribution area, view choice classes below or check the current class schedule for additional EDP designated courses.


Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline.  No more than 5 credits from those courses designated as performance/skills, applied theory, or lecture/studio courses. Only 5 credits of world language at the 100 level may be included.


  • ART 110 2-Dimensional Design  
  • ART 120 Introduction to Graphic Design  
  • ART 121 Drawing  
  • ART 122 Drawing II  
  • CMST 105 Professional Communication  
  • CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication  
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking  
  • CMST& 230 Small Group Communication-Leadership Dynamics  
  • CMST 251 Intercultural Communication  
  • HUMAN 107 Technology, Culture and Innovation  
  • PHIL 102 Ethics and Social Problems  
  • PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking  
  • PHIL 220 Global Philosophy  
  • PHIL 243 Environmental Ethics and Sustainability  
  • PHIL 260 Business Ethics

Social Sciences:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline.


  • BUS& 101 Introduction to Business   
  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics  
  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies   
  • POLS& 202 American Government  
  • PSYC 171 Human Relations  
  • PSYC 251 Psychology of the Workplace

Transfer Opportunities: 

Associate in Science Transfer Track 2, Pre-Engineering Major Related Program (MRP) Other (Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Industrial/Materials) Science) 

Cascadia's Associate in Science Track 2, Pre- Engineering MRP Major-Related Program (part of the Direct Transfer Agreement) prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university in a variety of engineering majors. Engineering is a broad field; one course of study will not prepare you for study in all the sub-disciplines in the field. Cascadia therefore offers three different “pathways” of study within the Associate in Science in Engineering degree.

Local Transfer Opportunities:

*University of Washington, Seattle

*The University of Washington, Seattle indicates no preference for a degree as long as a transfer student has 60 credits and the prerequisites completed. UW’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering program offers in-person and online courses.

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. 

Career Possibilities

Design and manufacture of aircraft, ships and watercraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellites, vehicles for mass transit, propulsion systems. Titles could include Aeronautical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Stress Engineer, Avionics Engineer, Design Engineer, Flight Controls Engineer. 

You can learn more about career possibilities related to your interests in this pathway through O*Net Online. O*Net Online shares information about related careers, salary, skills related to the industry and more. 

Connect with Cascadia’s Career and Transfer Office for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals. 

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