Degrees & Certificates
Two-year degree for students who want to start a career immediately after graduation.
- Credits to complete: 90.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 8 | Part Time - 14
Certificate programs provide students with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in a profession. Many certificates are designed to build on top of each other and eventually lead to a longer-term certificate or degree. These are called “stackable” certificates.
- Credits to complete: 40.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 3 to 4 | Part Time - 6
North Seattle College is now offering a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and a one-year certificate program in IT Controlled Electronics — integrating electronics and IT networking skills to compete for a range of jobs within the electronics and IT industries.
The programs provide the skills needed to install, maintain, trouble-shoot and monitor home/commercial systems that are networked or work remotely — security, entertainment and other home/office systems, and other equipment that incorporates “smart” technologies.
In the degree program, coursework in electronics and computer networking are emphasized, along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.
The certificate is designed to students interested in pursing employment in the IT-controlled electronics systems field as applications engineers or technicians. The certificate offers a choice of two tracks — Windows or Unix — and is intended for students who already have a two- or four-year degree or experience in the field.
Graduates will be prepared to work in three broad areas, earning between $35,000 and $82,000 annually, depending on your area of specialization:
- IT computer specialist — systems consultant or sales engineer
- Electronics engineering technician — applications engineer, electronic systems technician or facilities engineer
- Security/fire alarm installer or technician
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.