Environmental Engineering | Cascadia College

Environmental 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. 

Find your placement options

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& 163 Calculus 3 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

  • BIOL& 211 Majors Cellular 
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 
  • COLL 101 College Strategies  
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I 
  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing or ENGL&102 Composition II
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I  
  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I

30-60 credits

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

60-90 credits

  • ENGR& 214 Statics
  • ENGR& 225 Mechanics of Materials
  • Humanities Distribution Requirement with EDP Designation (View Choice Classes)
  • MATH 238 Differential Equations
  • *ENGR& 240 ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS Applied Numerical Methods or IT-CS 116 Scripting
  • *UWS prefers ENGR& 240 ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS Applied Numerical Methods
  • *ENGR& 215 Thermodynamics

*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.

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 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  
  • HUMAN 125 Cultures of Environmental Consciousness in America 
  • PHIL 102 Ethics and Social Problems   
  • PHIL 243 Environmental Ethics and Sustainability 

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& 204 Archaeology  
  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology    
  • ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture   
  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies    
  • POLS& 202 American Government  
  • POLS& 203 International Relations  
  • POLS& 204 Comparative Government  
  • POLS 205 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa  
  • POLS 206 State and Local Government  
  • HIST& 214 Pacific Northwest History   
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology   
  • PSYC 245 Social Psychology  
  • PSYC 250 Cross-Cultural Psychology   
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology  
  • SOC& 201 Social Problems

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 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:

University of Washington, Seattle

Washington State University, Pullman. 

University of Washington, Seattle

Washington State University, Pullman

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

You can enter careers in transportation infrastructure and construction; heavy construction; hydrology and hydrodynamics; structures, mechanics, and geotechnical engineering; wastewater treatment and water-quality management; solid- and hazardous-waste disposal and air quality management.

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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