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. Develop a contextualized knowledge of mathematics, and apply it to building science and electricity, in order to solve practical problems in the clean energy field.
  2. Interpret architecture and engineering building plans and models as they relate to the applied code, safety, associated equipment, and performace parameters required for the design of clean energy technologies.
  3. Analyze heating, cooling, lighting, service water processes, and other energy-efficiency parameters using building energy calculations and economic tools to inform decision making and design for clean energy technologies.
  4. Lay out, size, model, and specify system components using design software to create construction documents for clean energy technology systems.
  5. Utilize standard accounting practices, project management skills, professional communication skills, and a knowledge of business law to support clean energy technology businesses.

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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 $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

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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