May 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Commercial Building Engineering Certificate


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Certificate of Completion: 124 credits

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

The Commercial Building 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.

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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