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Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship Certificate of Proficiency Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship Certificate of Proficiency prepares graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for careers in firms that manage, design, build, market or operate clean energy technologies in the built environment. The program focuses on clean energy technologies and practices that can achieve (or approach) “Net Zero Energy” in buildings. Shoreline works with professional affiliates, advisory committees and accreditation guidelines to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand for employment.

Program Advisor:

Louise Petruzzella
206-546-4567 Rm 1409

Certificate Of Proficiency (45 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 45 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

See Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship, AAAS Planning Guide  for more information.

EPC 6743

General Education Requirements (5 Credits)

Communication - Choose one of the following courses: BTWRT 115 , BTWRT 215 , ENGL 099 , ENGL& 101 .

Clean Energy Technology Requirements (40 Credits)

Choose 40 credits from:

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship-What is it?

The Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship certificate provides students with a technical background in alternative energy systems, building science, energy efficiency in buildings and high performing building systems. Specialties include sustainable (green) building and photovoltaic (solar electric) systems design. Emphasis is placed on the practices required to achieve “Net Zero Energy” in the built environment. The program uses an “applications oriented” learning method through realistic design projects and hands-on learning labs.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Apply a knowledge of mathematics, building science and electricity to practical problems in the clean energy field.
  2. Read, visualize and interpret building plans and models including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical components that affect building energy requirements.
  3. Utilize building energy calculations and economic tools to inform decision making and design for clean energy technologies.
  4. Complete an energy analysis of a building including benchmarking, envelope, heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, service water, plug loads and renewable energy systems.
  5. Identify, describe and analyze common solar PV, solar thermal, heating, cooling, lighting and service water processes for commonly applied technologies.
  6. Layout, size, model and specify system components to meet design requirements for clean energy technologies.
  7. Utilize virtual design and modeling techniques to model, design and create construction documents for clean energy technology systems.
  8. Understand the applied code, safety, associated equipment and performance parameters and attributes required for the design, installation and maintenance of clean energy technologies.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship?

Graduates can work in a wide variety of entry level positions such as: renewable energy or high performing systems designers, building energy analysts, energy management specialists, commissioning specialists, and facilities support. Entry level wages range from $14 to $25 an hour.

Potential employers include: A variety of regional and national firms including solar installation firms, consulting engineering firms, contractors, architects, building owners, utilities and manufacturers. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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