Cascadia Community College
About Cascadia Community College
Cascadia Community College is located in Bothell, Washington, less than fifteen miles northeast of Seattle. Basically, Bothell is a bedroom community to Seattle, but it provides all the amenities you might expect from a quaint town located along the Sammamish River. Students can enjoy Northwest's largest wetlands and more than 20 wonderful parks, along with a new downtown revitalization project that is projected to span over the next quarter century.
Within this vibrant atmosphere, Cascadia Community College provides two-year degree, certificate and Community Education programs. Their degree programs are designed to serve as the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The courses taken at Cascadia satisfy the General Education Requirement within most public colleges and universities within Washington State. Design students can use the programs in this track to complete an AAS-T Degree in Web Application Programming Technology. Web application programmers design, create and test new applications, including applications distributed via a web server.
Certificates are awarded for completing training that is less than 90 credits in length and is professional/technical in content. The skills learned in these programs match job opportunities with local businesses in Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Carnation, Duvall and other Puget Sound locations. Certificates from Cascadia include specialization in Web applications and computer applications. The latter program includes knowledge of many different software including database, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and word processing applications. Certificate upgrades are available in Flash design as well. Students enrolled in this certificate upgrade course gain proficiency in HTML and Flash development using the latest tools and standards.
Beyond these courses of study, Cascadia provides counseling on how best to achieve a bachelor's degree at another university based upon their degree-starter courses. They also offer adult learning courses, distance learning and more. Cascadia may grow over time, as it is the newest community college in the state of Washington. Despite this community college's size and age, they were ranked #2 in the whole USA by Washington Monthly. Cascadia is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Cascadia is open to financial aid at the Federal level, so be sure to fill out your FAFSA every year. They also encourage student loans and jobs to pay for college courses. They do not offer scholarships or grants through the college. With that said, their Workforce Resource Center provides a variety of support services including financial aid for students pursuing professional/technical and other job training programs. The Workforce Resource Center provides tuition, books, and other support through the programs described on their Web site.