Electrical Engineering Associate | Cascadia College

Electrical Engineering


Associate in Science Track 2, Pre Engineering MRP (Computer and Electrical Engineering) Transfer Degrees (cascadia.edu)

Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

101 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.

You will take Math through MATH& 264 Calculus 4 plus MATH 208 Linear Algebra and MATH 238 Differential Equations.


If you have any questions about this pathway, contact: advising@cascadia.edu

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. Connect with the Advising, Career, and Transfer team!

The Annual Course Planning Guide show 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   
  • MATH& 151 Calculus 1  
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II  
  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I   
  • PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II  

30-60 credits

  • IT-CS 142 Intermediate Programming 
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I  
  • ENGL& 102 English Composition II or ENGL& 235 Technical Writing  
  • MATH& 163 Calculus 3  
  • MATH 208 Linear Algebra  
  • PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III  

60-101 credits

  • 150 Diversity, Equity, and Power Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)   
  • IT-CS 143 Programming Data Structures  
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics or other Social Science Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)  
  • Humanities Distribution Requirement with EDP Designation (View Choice Classes) 
  • MATH& 264 Calculus 4   
  • MATH 238 Differential Equations   

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.


  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation  
  • ART 110 2-Dimensional Design  
  • ART 120 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 121 Drawing  
  • ART 122 Drawing II 
  • CMST 103 Interviewing Skills  
  • 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 115& Critical Thinking  
  • PHIL 220 Global Philosophy  
  • PHIL 260 Business Ethnics

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& 201 Microeconomics 
  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies 
  • POLS& 202 American Government  
  • PSYC 171 Human Relations  
  • PSYC 251 Psychology of the Workplace 

Program Elective Credits:

  • Elective credits may be selected from any of the distribution requirements but for this degree they must be from recommended.


  • BIOL&211 Majors Cellular
  • CHEM&162 General Chemistry w/Lab II
  • ENGR 214 Statics
  • ENGR 215 Dynamics
  • ENGR 240 Applied Numerical Methods

Transfer Opportunities: 

Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 Pre-Engineering Major Related Program (MRP) Computer and Electrical Engineering

Cascadia's Associate in Science - Transfer Track 2 Pre- Engineering MRP Major-Related Program (part of the Direct Transfer Agreement) that 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.

Local Transfer Opportunities:

Central Washington University

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Seattle

Washington State University, Everett

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

Electrical Engineering is one of the most versatile engineering degrees with a wide range of possibilities. Just a few examples: electric power generation and distribution, telecommunications, automotive, electronics, signal processing, control systems, instrumentation, and renewable energy generation, especially solar energy storage.

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 Center for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals.

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