The Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to provide knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
45 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  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

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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.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $50 - $150 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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