Cascadia offers professional degrees which prepare you both for immediate employment and for transfer to specified 4-year colleges and universities. Cascadia works with business representatives in choosing programs and designing curriculum to make sure program graduates possess skills that are in high demand in the workplace. These associate in applied science (AAS) degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a 4-year college. All AAS degrees require you to complete 90-105 credits, or 2 years of full-time study. Except for the general education component, an AAS-T degree generally is not accepted for transfer into Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs. Cascadia offers the following AAS-T degrees:
Develop sustainable technologies and practices for use in commercial settings. This degree gives you both a practical and a scientific basis for measuring, monitoring, recommending, and implementing reduced energy use and other environmentally sensitive and sustainable practices. This program offers an emphasis on either business or technology while covering both. You will develop and test your skills through internships, service learning, and/or a capstone project.
Configure and troubleshoot computer networks. This degree prepares you to work both independently and as part of a team to design, implement, and maintain an organization’s hardware and software network.
Design and program websites. This degree prepares you for a career as a web application designer and programmer. You will develop skills including logical thinking, software design and testing, and application usability and security.
Cascadia offers professional technical certificates, which give you the knowledge and skills you need for a specific job. The skills you will learn match job opportunities with local businesses in Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Carnation, Duvall, and other Puget Sound locations. All certificate programs take less than 2 years to complete. They are coordinated with Cascadia’s professional technical degrees and associate degrees to make it simple to continue your education if or when you choose. Cascadia offers the following professional technical certificates:
Be a Community Energy Specialist. This certificate will prepare you to serve the growing commercial and residential industry need for professionals trained in the design and implementation of community energy systems.
Be a software expert. This certificate teaches you to use and troubleshoot many different software programs, including database, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and word processing applications.
Master fundamental computer programming topics. This certificate provides you with a solid base to succeed in computer programming on the job or through further education.
Design and maintain databases. This certificate gives you an introduction to and hands-on experience in database design, development, and administration.
Learn to conduct energy audits in residences, multi-family housing, and commercial settings. This certificate prepares you to obtain entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding area of energy auditing.
Learn to incorporate conservation and efficiency into basic energy-related systems. This certificate prepares you to enter the rapidly emerging field of energy management as an energy auditor, energy analyst, building technician, resource conservation manager, or efficiency manager.
Test, analyze, plan, and troubleshoot computer networks. This certificate prepares you to analyze customers' computer network requirements and constraints, then design and implement appropriate systems.
Learn computer skills along with basic skills. This certificate helps you improve your reading, writing, and math while you learn to use a computer. It prepares you for entry-level employment in an office setting.
Install, maintain, and upgrade computers. This certificate prepares you to install, maintain, and upgrade PC hardware and Microsoft operating and software systems. You will gain familiarity and hands-on experience with PCs.
Get started in the health care field. This certificate prepares you to work in private and hospital laboratories, blood banks, medical offices, and clinics under the direction of a laboratory manager or medical technologist. As a phlebotomist, you often can work a flexible schedule while still enjoying benefits and good pay. With more tests becoming available and an increasing need for health care workers, the field is expected to grow over the next decade.
Get started in the health care field. This certificate prepares you to work in private and hospital laboratories, blood banks, medical offices, and clinics under the direction of a laboratory manager or medical technologist. This certificate satisfies the state IBEST certification.
Help customers and employees with computer problems. This certificate prepares you to provide technical support for basic software and hardware issues.
Develop web applications. This certificate provides an overview and gives you hands-on experience in designing and developing web applications.
Learn to create and maintain websites for yourself, your business, or your clients. This certificate covers the basics of creating a website, using basic and advanced HTML to author websites, learning to manipulate digital images and graphics, and using your new skills during an internship or volunteer opportunity.
Due to specific program requirements and state/federal regulations, international students may not be eligible for certain certificate programs.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs).