Sep 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Commercial Building Engineering Certificate


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Certificate of Completion: 120 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarter

This program is designed so students can enroll for mornings, afternoons, or evenings to better fit their working schedule. Instruction areas include refrigeration and building systems, boiler operations, and hazardous waste management. Students learn to regulate and maintain heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for commercial buildings. An emphasis is placed on practical experience and hands-on training whenever possible. This program is a recognized “School of Technology” by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma advisory boards. This program offers a Commercial Building Engineering Certificate of Completion and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commercial Building Engineering.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 15 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply mathematical principles to problems commonly faced by commercial building and industrial engineers.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers, supervisors, and tenants.
  • Exhibit the interpersonal and human relations skills necessary to fulfill the expectations of the employer.
  • Gather and use information from a variety of architectural and mechanical prints, technical manuals, codes, and manufactures specifications.
  • Maintain the integrity of building, fire and life safety systems.
  • Operate, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot building, boiler, refrigeration and electrical control systems by properly using tools and technology.

GPA Requirements


  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 1.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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