Computer Engineering Associate | Cascadia College

Computer Engineering


Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 Computer Science, Atmospheric Science & Physics and Engineering

Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

90 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 classes through MATH& 163 Calculus III, plus MATH 208 Linear Algebra and MATH 238 Differential Equations depending on transfer institution please consult with an advisor regarding transfer requirements.


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

  • IT-CS 115 Introduction to Programming
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 
  • COLL 101 College Strategies  
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II or ENGL& 235 Technical Writing  
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I

30-60 credits

  • 150 Diversity, Equity and Power Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)  
  • Humanities Distribution Requirement with EDP Designation (View Choice Classes)  
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics or Social Science Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)  
  • IT-CS 142 Intermediate Programming
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II  
  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics II

60-90 credits

  • IT-CS 143 Programming Data Structures
  • MATH& 163 Calculus 3
  • *MATH& 264 Calculus 4 or Elective distribution
  • *MATH 208 Linear Algebra, MATH 238 Differential Equations or Elective distribution
  • PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II
  • PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III

*Refer to math notes

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 by choosing from the choice classes below or checking 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.


  • 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   
  • MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation   
  • PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking   
  • PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic 

Social Sciences:

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


  • ANTH& 207 Linguistic Anthropology  
  • ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture   
  • BUS& 101 Introduction to Business  
  • BUS& 201 Business Law   
  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics  
  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies  
  • POLS& 202 American Government 
  • POLS 206 State and Local Government   
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology   
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology  
  • SOC 201 Social Problems

Program Elective Credits:

  • Elective credits may be selected from any of the distribution requirements.

Transfer Opportunities: 

Associate in Science Track 2 (Computer Science, Atmospheric Science, Physics, and Engineering) 

The Associate in Science - Transfer Track 2 degree is designed if you are interested in earning a two-year academic degree. This degree is primarily intended for you if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university in natural science, pre-med, engineering, or computer science. Like all Cascadia transfer degrees, the AS-T degree provides you with a solid foundation for future studies through the completion of a range of courses in the sciences and liberal arts. Courses are similar to what would typically be taken at a four-year college or university. If you plan to select this degree complete a common general education core and then choose between two "tracks". Track 2 is for you with majors in computer science, atmospheric science, or physics. Track 2 also has a specific engineering portion for students planning on a major in engineering. AS-T degree students should consult an academic advisor for full details.

Local Transfer Opportunities:

DigiPen Institute of Technology 

Northwest University 

Seattle University 

Seattle Pacific University 

University of Washington, Bothell  

University of Washington, Seattle  

Washington State University  

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 Office for transfer assistance to plan your career and future educational goals. 

Career Possibilities

Development of hardware and software for computers, controllers, and other computing systems; development of equipment for telecommunications, internet, and communications networks; anything involving computing hardware.

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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