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Programs A-Z

Do you want to become an accountant, a computer programmer or a nurse? Below you’ll find a listing of more than 100 degrees and certificates within our Degree Pathways.

Professional-Technical options:

  • BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree)
  • AAS (Associate of Applied Science degree)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Short Certificate

Transfer options:

  • AA (Associate of Arts degree)
  • AS (Associate of Science degree)
  • AAS-T (Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree)

Learn more about the designations in the Get a Degree or Certificate section. You can also find similar areas of study grouped together by pathways on our Degree Pathways website.

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 Program NameProgram OptionsCoursesDept. Website
AAccounting (Accounting / Accountancy / CPA)Transfer option:
Associate in Business (DTA/MRP)
AAS option:
Accounting AAS
Certificate options:
Accounting Assistant I Short Certificate
Accounting Assistant II Short Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate
ACCTG
ACCT&
BSTEC
BUSN
Accounting Department Website
AACHIEVECertificate options:
ACHIEVE Comprehensive Transition Certificate
ACHIEVE Fast-Track to Employment Certificate
ACHIEVE Website
AAdministrativeSee program listing for Business Technology
AAdult Basic Education (Pre-College Studies)ABEPre-College Website
AAmerican Sign LanguageSee Degree Distribution AreasASL
ASL&
AAnimationCertificate option:
Animation Short Certificate
CIS
VICOM
Computer Information Systems Website
Visual Communications Website
AAnthropologySee Degree Distribution AreasANTH&
ANTHR
AArabicSee Degree Distribution AreasARAB
AArchitecture
AArt & DesignSee Degree Distribution AreasART
ART&
Art and Design Department Website
AAssociate of Arts (AA)Transfer options:
Associate in Arts (AA-DTA) - Option A
Associate in Arts, Option B
AAstronomyTransfer option:
Associate in Science (AS-T Track II), Physics - Astronomy Requirements
ASTR&Physics/Astronomy Department Website
BBehavioral ScienceSee program listing for Psychology
BBiology (including pre-med, pre-dental)Transfer options:
Associate in Biology (DTA/MRP)
Associate in Science (AS-T Track I), Biology
BIOL
BIOL&
BBusiness / Business AdministrationBAS option:
Business Management BAS
Transfer option:
Associate of Business Requirements
AAS options:
Business AAS
International Business and Trade AAS
Small Business / Entrepreneurship AAS
Certificate options:
Human Resources Certificate
International Business and Trade Certificate
Nonprofit Management Short Certificate
Retail Management Certificate
Small Business / Entrepreneurship Short Certificate
BUSN
BUS&
Business Department Website
BBusiness TechnologyAAS options:
Administrative Management AAS
Business Technology Management AAS
Certificate options:
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Social Media Specialist Certificate
Introduction to Business Technology Short Certificate
Introduction to Office Assistant Short Certificate
BSTECBusiness Technology Department Website
CCAD TechnologySee program listing for Interior Design
CCareer StartLearn about Career Start
CCareer StudiesCARER
CCargo TransportationSee program listing for Business
CCatering & Event PlanningSee program listing for Hospitality and Tourism Management
CCenter of ExcellenceCenter of Excellence Website
CCentral Washington University (CWU) at HighlineSee Central Washington University (CWU) optionsCWU-Des Moines Website
CCertificate of Arts and Sciences (CAS)Certificate of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
CChemical DependencySee program listing for Human Services
CChemistryTransfer option:
Associate in Science (AS-T Track I), Chemistry
CHEM
CHEM&
CChineseSee Degree Distribution AreasCHIN&
CCollege StudiesSee Degree Distribution AreasCOL
CCommunication Studies / SpeechCMST
CMST&
Communication Studies Department Website
CCommunity Health & WellnessAAS option:
Community Health & Wellness
HEAL
H SER
Healthcare Professions Department Website
CComputer Information SystemsSee program listing for Information Systems
CComputer ScienceBAS option:
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics BAS
Transfer option:
Associate of Science in Computer Science Requirements
AAS options:
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Computer Forensics Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Database Design / Development Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, E-Commerce Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Networking Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Software Development Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Web Development Specialization, AAS
Mobile Technology Expert AAS
Network Security Engineer AAS
Technical Communication AAS
Certificate options:
Digital Forensics and Investigations Certificate
Digital Forensics and Protection Certificate
Front End Website Development Short Certificate
Microsoft Network and Cisco CCNA
Mobile Development Short Certificate
PC Hardware/Software & Networking
Windows / Unix / Linux and Network Virtualization Short Certificate
C SCIComputer Information Systems Department Website
CContinuing EducationContinuing Education Website
CCooperative EducationCooperative Education Website
CCriminal JusticeAAS options:
Criminal Justice AAS
Certificate options:
Private Security Academy Short Certificate
Introduction to Homeland Security Short Certificate
Private Security Academy Short Certificate
C J
CJ&
HSEM
Criminal Justice Website
CCustomer ServiceCertificate option:
Customer Service Certificate in Hospitality Short Certificate
BSTEC
BUSN
Business Technology Department Website
CCybersecurity and ForensicsSee program listing for Computer Science
DData Recovery / Forensic SpecialistSee program listing for Computer Science
DDentistryTransfer option:
Associate in Biology (DTA/MRP) - Dentistry
DDistance LearningDistance Learning Website
DDistribution AreasDistribution Areas Requirements
DDiversity & Globalism StudiesSee Degree Distribution AreasDGS
DDrafting DesignTransfer option:
Drafting Design AAS-T
AAS option:
Drafting Design AAS
Certificate option:
Drafting Design Certificate
DRAFTDrafting Design Website
EE-CommerceTransfer option:
Associate of Business Requirements
Information Systems Project Coordinator, E-Commerce Specialization, AAS
BUSN
CIS
C SCI
Business Department Website
EEarly Childhood EducationSee program listing for Education: Early Childhood
EEconomicsSee Degree Distribution AreasECON
ECON&
EEducation: Early ChildhoodBAS options:
Teaching and Early Learning (Early Childhood Education) BAS
AAS option:
Early Childhood Education AAS
Certificate options:
Short State Certificate of Specialization-Administration
Short State Certificate of Specialization-Family Childcare
Short State Certificate of Specialization General
Short State Certificate of Specialization-Infant and Toddler Professional
Short State Certificate of Specialization-School-Age Care
State Early Childhood Education Certificate
State Early Childhood Education Initial Short Certificate
(Note: several certificates are also offered in I-BEST format)
EDUC
EDUC&
ECED&
Education Department Website
EEducation: ElementaryEDUC
EDUC&
ECED&
Education Department Website
EEducation: ParaeducatorAAS option:
Educational Paraeducator AAS
EDUC
EDUC&
Education Department Website
EEducation: SecondaryEDUC
EDUC&
Education Department Website
EEducation: Special EdEDUC
EDUC&
ECED&
Education Department Website
EEmployment ProfessionalSee program listing for Human Services
EEngineeringTransfer options:
Associate of Science in General Engineering Requirements
Associate of Science (AS-T Track II-MRP) Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Associate of Science (AS-T Track II-MRP) Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Associate of Science (AS-T Track II-MRP) Computer and Electrical Engineering
ENGR
ENGR&
EEnglishSee Degree Distribution AreasENGL
ENGL&
English Department Website
EEnglish as a Second Language (ESL)ESLPre-College Website
EEntrepreneurshipSee program listing for Business
EEnvironmental ScienceENVS&
EEthnic and Gender StudiesSee Degree Distribution AreasAEISEthnic and Gender Studies Website
EEvent / Management / ConferenceSee program listing for Hospitality and Tourism Management
FFamily Support SpecialistSee program listing for Human Services
FFilm StudiesSee Degree Distribution AreasF S
FFood and Beverage ManagementSee program listing for Hospitality and Tourism Management
FForensics SpecialistSee program listing for Computer Science
FForeign LanguagesSee Degree Distribution Areas
FFrenchSee Degree Distribution AreasFRCH&
GGamingSee program listing for Computer Science
GG.E.D.Pre-College Website
GGeneral Science / Environmental ScienceSee Degree Distribution AreasGE SC
ENVS&
GGeographySee Degree Distribution AreasGEOG
GGeology / Earth SciencesTransfer options:
Associate in Science (AS-T Track I), Geology
GEO
GGlobal and Public HealthSee program listing for Healthcare
HHealthcareAAS options:
Community Health & Wellness
Medical Assistant AAS
Certificate options:
Caregiving Pathways-Home Care Aide Short Certificate
Clinic Service Representative Certificate
Healthcare Interpreter Short Certificate
Medical Assistant Certificate
HEALHealthcare Professions Department Website
HHigh School ProgramsH SHigh School Programs Website
HHistorySee Degree Distribution AreasHIST
HIST&
HHomeland Security IntroductionSee program listing for Criminal Justice
HHonorsHONORHonors Program Website
HHospitality and Tourism ManagementAAS option:
Hospitality and Tourism Management AAS
Certificate options:
Customer Service Certificate
Hospitality and Tourism Specialist
Event Planning Operations Certificate
Food & Beverage Operations Certificate
Hotel & Resort Operations
Hospitality & Tourism Management Flight (Airline & Airport), Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate
HOSTHospitality and Tourism Management Website
HHuman ResourcesSee program listing for Business
HHuman ServicesBAS option:
Human Services BAS in Applied Behavioral Science
AAS options:
Human Services AAS
Certificate options:
Adult Family Home Certificate Short Certificate
Employment Professional Certificate Short Certificate
H SERHuman Services Department Website
HHumanitiesSee Degree Distribution AreasHUM
HUM&
II-BESTCertificatesI-BEST Website
IInformation SystemsAAS options:
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Computer Forensics Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Database Design / Development Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, E-Commerce Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Networking Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Software Development Specialization, AAS
Information Systems Project Coordinator, Web Development Specialization, AAS
CIS
C SCI
Computer Information Systems Department Website
IInterior DesignTransfer option:
Interior Design AAS-T
AAS option:
Interior Design AAS
Certificate options:
Residential Interior Design Certificate
CAD Technology Short Certificate
Drafting Design Certificate
INT DInterior Design Website
IInternational Business and TradeBAS options:
Applied Management
Transfer option:
Associate of Business Requirements
AAS options:
International Business and Trade AAS
Certificate options:
International Business and Trade Certificate
BUSNBusiness Department Website
IInternational Student Programs (ISP)International Student Programs Website
JJapaneseSee Degree Distribution AreasJAPN
JAPN&
JJournalism / Mass MediaJRNL
CMST
LLawSee Degree Distribution Areas
LLegal StudiesAAS options:
Paralegal AAS
Certificate option:
Paralegal Plus Certificate
LEGALLegal Studies Department Website
LLife SciencesSee program listings for Biology, General Science, and Oceanography
LLocal Area Network (LAN)See program listing for Computer Science
LLibrary and Information ServicesK-12 EndorsementLIBRLibrary and Information Services Website
MMarine BiologySee Degree Distribution AreasBIOL
BIOL&
MMathematicsSee Degree Distribution AreasMATH
MATH&
Mathematics Department Website
MMedical AssistantAAS option:
Medical Assistant AAS
Certificate option:
Medical Assistant Certificate
HEALHealthcare Professions Department Website
MMedical InsuranceSee program listing for Medical Assistant
MMedicineTransfer options:
Associate in Biology Requirements
MMobile App and Game DevelopmentSee program listing for Computer Science
MMultimedia DesignTransfer option:
Multimedia Design AAS-T
AAS options:
Multimedia Design AAS
MMD
MMusicSee Degree Distribution AreasMUSC
MUSC&
Music Department Website
NNetwork Administration and SecuritySee program listing for Computer Science
NNonprofit ManagementSee program listing for Business
NNursingTransfer option:
Associate of Pre-Nursing Requirements
AAS option:
Registered Nursing AAS
Certificate option:
Nursing Assistant Certificate Short Certificate
NUR A
NURS
Nursing Program Website
AAS Selective Admissions
NNutritionNUTR&
0OceanographySee Degree Distribution AreasOCEAN
OCEA&
OOffice AssistantSee program listing for Business Technology
OOnline / Hybrid ProgramsBusiness certificates (Online courses)
Distance Learning Website
OOperating SystemsSee program listing for Computer Science
PParaeducatorSee program listing for Education: Paraeducator
PParalegalSee program listing for Legal Studies
PPathway to CollegePathway to College Website
PPatient CareSee program listing for Healthcare
PPharmacy
PPhilosophySee Degree Distribution AreasPHIL
PHIL&
Philosophy Department Website
PPhysical EducationP E
PPhysical ScienceSee Degree Distribution AreasP SCI
PPhysical Therapy
PPhysicsTransfer option:
Associate in Science (AS-T Track II), Physics
PHYSPhysics/Astronomy Department Website
PPolitical ScienceSee Degree Distribution AreasPOL S
POLS&
PPre-College StudiesABE
ESL
Pre-College Website
PPre-Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, PhysicianTransfer option:
Associate in Science (AS-T Track I), Biology
PPre-NursingTransfer option:
Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP)
AAS option:
Nursing Assistant Certificate
PProject AdministrationSee program listing for Business Technology
PPsychologySee Degree Distribution AreasPSYCH
PSYC&
PPuget Sound Welcome Back CenterPuget Sound Welcome Back Center Website
RRadiologic Technology / Ultrasound TechnologyNote: We do not offer this program. You can complete many of the prerequisite courses at Highline then transfer to another community college that offers this training.
RReadingREADReading and Academic ESL Website
RRecreation and WellnessSee program listing for Hospitality and Tourism Management
RRegistered NursingSee program listing for Nursing
RResidential DesignSee program listing for Interior Design
RRespiratory CareBAS options:
Respiratory Care BAS (Entry to Profession)
Respiratory Care BAS (Degree Advancement)
Transfer option:
Respiratory Care AAS-T (Pre)
R CRespiratory Care Department Website
RRetail ManagementCertificate option:
Retail Management Certificate
BUSN
BUS&
Business Department Website
RRunning StartRunning Start Website
SScripting: Client Side / Server SideSee program listing for Computer Science
SSmall Business / EntrepreneurshipSee program listing for Business
SSoftware DevelopmentSee program listing for Computer Science
SSocial ScienceSee Degree Distribution Areas
SSociology / Social WorkSee Degree Distribution AreasSOC
SSpanishSee Degree Distribution AreasSPAN
SPAN&
SSpeechSee program listing for Communication Studies
SStartZoneStartZone Website
SStudent ServicesS SER
TTourismSee program listing for Hospitality and Tourism Management
TTransfer OptionsTransfer Center Website
UUnix / LinuxSee program listing for Computer Science
VVeterinary Medicine
VVisual CommunicationsTransfer option:
Graphic Design AAS-T
AAS option:
Graphic Design AAS
Certificate options:
Animation Short Certificate
Visual Communications Adobe Suite Short Certificate
Visual Communications Certificate
VICOMVisual Communications Website
WWeb Database / DevelopmentSee program listing for Computer Science
WWeb DesignAAS option:
Web Design AAS
Certificate option:
Web Design, Certificate
See program listing for Computer Science
WWeb DeveloperAAS option:
Web Development & Data Science, AAS
Certificate option:
Web Developer Certificate
See program listing for Computer Science
WWelcome Back CenterPuget Sound Welcome Back Center Website
WWorld LanguagesSee Degree Distribution Areas
WWorker RetrainingWorker Retraining Website
WWorkFirstWomen's Programs and WorkFirst Website
WWritingSee program listing for English
YYouth DevelopmentSee program listing for Human Services

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