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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting AAS

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Bookkeeping Certificate

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Office Manager

General Business AAS

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Advance your education and career by completing one of the business programs at North Seattle College! You can start any quarter and take affordable classes in person, online or a combination of the two (hybrid). Become a NSC student to obtain workplace skills for your current or your next career! 

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Real Estate Appraiser

Property Management Certificate

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The Real Estate Property Management certificate provides a strong background in commercial and residential property management. The curriculum prepares students to specialize in property management while working as real estate brokers, property managers, and investors. All courses may be applied toward the Real Estate AAS-T degree and other real estate certificates.

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Real Estate Certificate

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This certificate program forms the core of the real estate education pathway by providing a strong broad background in real estate. As a stand-alone certificate this certificate program includes the required licensing classes, as well as a core curriculum required class, and a cutting-edge class on sustainable building. This certificate prepares students for work in residential and commercial sales positions. Courses in the program apply toward the Real Estate A.A.S. degree and other real estate certificates. The classes are approved as continuing education clock hours for real estate brokers, property managers and appraisers by the Washington Department of Licensing.

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Real Estate, A.A.S.

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The Real Estate associate in applied science (AAS-T) degree is built upon the technical skills and essential education for advanced real estate job preparation, but also includes college-level general education component common to all the AAS-T degrees. The Real Estate AAS-T Degree is designed as a transfer program for those interested in an applied baccalaureate degree in the Community College system and, in particular, for students interested in the BAS – International Business degree or the BAS – Property Management degree here at North Seattle College or programs offered at Evergreen State College or Western Governor’s University.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Advanced Design for Manufacturing Certificate

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This program has been designed for the student that wants to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering as a Mechanical Drafter or Commercial/Industrial Designer.

The student will use computer programs that relate to CAD (Computer Aided Design) including SolidWorks to construct rapid prototypes from basic 3D part creation to advanced surfacing models used in industries such as Aerospace.

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Architectural Engineering Drafting, A.A.S.

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The Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS Degree prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating.

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Architecture Engineering Drafting Certificate

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The Architectural Engineering Drafting Certificate prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating.

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Building Information Modeling Certificate

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Building Information Modeling technology supports the principles of design and engineering and how the industry has made a paradigm shift to sustainability in whole building design. Students develop skills in building computer-generated models that unify architecture, engineering, construction and sustainability.

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for Design and Construction Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for a growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard computer-aided design (CAD) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in basic engineering, architectural and drafting practices.

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Security Alarm Tech / Installer

IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate

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The certificate prepares students for employment as electronic systems application or facilities engineers, security and field technicians, systems and sales consultants, technical support staff. Typical duties include installation, maintenance, and monitoring information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security systems, entertainment systems, and HVAC systems.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems, A.A.S.

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The IT Controlled Electronic Systems Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year degree focused on developing skills needed to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Coursework in electronics and computer networking is emphasized along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.

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HVAC Technician

IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate

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The certificate prepares students for employment as electronic systems application or facilities engineers, security and field technicians, systems and sales consultants, technical support staff. Typical duties include installation, maintenance, and monitoring information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security systems, entertainment systems, and HVAC systems.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate

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The certificate prepares students for employment as electronic systems application or facilities engineers, security and field technicians, systems and sales consultants, technical support staff. Typical duties include installation, maintenance, and monitoring information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security systems, entertainment systems, and HVAC systems.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems, A.A.S.

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The IT Controlled Electronic Systems Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year degree focused on developing skills needed to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Coursework in electronics and computer networking is emphasized along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems, A.A.S.

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The IT Controlled Electronic Systems Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year degree focused on developing skills needed to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Coursework in electronics and computer networking is emphasized along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate

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The certificate prepares students for employment as electronic systems application or facilities engineers, security and field technicians, systems and sales consultants, technical support staff. Typical duties include installation, maintenance, and monitoring information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security systems, entertainment systems, and HVAC systems.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems, A.A.S.

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The IT Controlled Electronic Systems Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year degree focused on developing skills needed to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Coursework in electronics and computer networking is emphasized along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.

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Transportation Industry

Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Electronics I: Wire Assembly Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry-level wire assembly technician in aerospace-related technologies.

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Aviation Electronics II: Electronics Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry level electronics technician in aerospace-related technologies.

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Avionics Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry-level avionics technician in aerospace-related technologies. This program is intended as a supplement for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate

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The Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate provides the training needed to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams. It is intended for students not already enrolled in an Information Technology, Network Administration or Telecommunications Technology certificate or degree program.

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Network & Server Administration, A.A.S.

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This 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program is focused on UNIX/Linux, Microsoft, and Cisco operating system configuration, management, and security. The curriculum includes information security concepts and best-practices, and industry certification (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.) preparation.

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Windows Network Administration Certificate

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The Microsoft Windows Network Administration Certificate is intended for students not already enrolled in a network administration, telecommunications technology or information technology program.

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Database Administrator

Cloud computing

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Companies around the world are migrating to cloud computing. Employees with experience in this field are in high demand, especially in the Seattle area, home to many technology companies. This is a great opportunity if you have an interest in computers and technology. 

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Software Developer

Web Application Technologies Certificate

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Web Application Technologies enables students to build and support simple web-based applications. Students completing this certificate will qualify for positions in web application support, quality assurance, usability testing and help desk.

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Healthcare Industry

Laboratory Technician

Clinical Lab Assisting Certificate

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The Clinical Lab Assisting Certificate trains students to work in physicians' office labs (not hospitals) to perform venipuncture and other specimen collections, process specimens, and perform waived tests.

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Phlebotomist

I-BEST Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomist Certificate is one of the I-BEST options that provides both basic education and workforce skills. Students who successfully complete this certificate are prepared to work as phlebotomists in clinical workplaces.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Labs Simulate the Workplace: You’ll draw blood, perform basic lab tests on blood and urine, use microscopes to visualize cells and tissues, and perform standard lab procedures on each other. We teach you medication administration, vital signs and EKGs. Our curriculum includes the study of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, record keeping, accounting, insurance processing, office skills, lab techniques, clinical and diagnostic procedures, pharmaceutical principles, medical administration, first aid, ethics, and patient relations.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Office Administration Certificate

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The Medical Office Administration certificate is a step into a variety of front office positions. Employment opportunities are available in medical offices, dentist offices, insurance companies, home health services, injury law offices, and other health-related organizations.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is designed to prepare students for the diverse pharmacy workplace. The program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy to prepare students to work in various pharmacy settings. Students learn basic pharmacy skills (reading prescriptions, order entry, IV medication prep, etc.). The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Pharmacy Technician, A.A.S.

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The Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science degree provides a more liberalized education than the certificate. Many employers view the degree as a sign of increased competence and readiness for career or salary advancement. The program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy to train students to work in various pharmacy settings. Students learn basic pharmacy skills (reading prescriptions, order entry, IV medication prep, etc.). The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Whether you're a novice or a seasoned preschool teacher, the Early Childhood Education program at North Seattle College will provide you with valuable training and insight into how children learn. The program is designed for students who already work full-time, so classes are offered in the late afternoons and evenings. NSC’S Early Childhood Education Program is built upon the Washington State Stackable Certificates, allowing students to complete certificates while working towards the AAS degree.

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Early Childhood Education, Initial State Certificate

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This State Initial ECE Certificate is a point of entry or a continuation of professional development based on Level 1 on the Washington State Career Lattice (meets minimum child care licensing standards or registered apprentice in high school, high school or equivalent and 20 hours Basic STARS/MERIT training OR 2 college credits in Basics of Child Care course, at least 2 hours of training in each of the ECE Core Competency areas.) The Initial Certificate (Level 2 Step 5) is the first “stackable certificate” providing a foundation for the ECE State Credential and Associate degree.

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Early Childhood Education, Short Specialization Certificate

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This Short Specialization Certificate is second in a series of three stackable certificates designed to meet the Washington State Career lattice guidelines for those individuals interested in working in settings structured specifically for the young child (early education programs such as licensed childcare and Head Start).

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State Early Childhood Education Certificate

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This State Initial ECE Certificate is a point of entry or a continuation of professional development based on Level 1 on the Washington State Career Lattice (meets minimum child care licensing standards or registered apprentice in high school, high school or equivalent and 20 hours Basic STARS/MERIT training OR 2 college credits in Basics of Child Care course, at least 2 hours of training in each of the ECE Core Competency areas.) The Initial Certificate (Level 2 Step 5) is the first “stackable certificate” providing a foundation for the ECE State Credential and Associate degree.

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EMTs and Paramedics

EMT Certificate

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This program teaches students the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician according to state and King county standards and requirements. Students develop skills in patient evaluation and other emergency medical procedures. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Registry Exam to qualify for state certification after meeting the Washington state requirement of employment.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technology Certificate

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This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics-based equipment. The Electronics Technology Certificate program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications.

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Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics-based equipment. The Electronics Technology AAS degree program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate

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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.

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IT Controlled Electronic Systems, A.A.S.

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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.

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Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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Mechatronics is a two-year program prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electro-mechanical systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes. This degree is offered jointly with Shoreline Community College. Students must take classes at both North Seattle College and Shoreline Community College in order to complete this degree.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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Mechatronics is a two-year program prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electro-mechanical systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes. This degree is offered jointly with Shoreline Community College. Students must take classes at both North Seattle College and Shoreline Community College in order to complete this degree.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Industrial Power and Control, A.A.S.

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Industrial Power and Control is a two-year program that prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.

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Sustainable and Conventional Energy and Control Technology Certificate

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The Sustainable and Conventional Energy and Control Technology (formerly, Industrial Power & Control) Certificate prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement, in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.

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206-934-3600

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9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
United States