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Energy Management

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Now Recruiting Energy Management Students for the Class of 2016

We are recruiting for our next class of students for the energy management program. Our introductory classes start fall quarter 2014. There are degree and certificate options. The Energy Management Core Certificate of Completion is now completely online! Sign up today!

Check out our Energy Management Pathways document on this page to see the design of our program. For more information and/or to set up an advising appointment, contact Maizy Brown, Energy Management Program Assistant, at 425.640.1095 or maizy.brown@edcc.edu.

Power our region toward energy independence and sustainability. Make a difference in the green economy with energy efficiency and business and project management skills. Learn where the region's energy comes from, what it is used for, and how to monitor energy programs. Train to manage and account for energy use as well as to analyze data, create reports, and lead projects.

Our program trains Resource Conservation Managers, Energy Auditors, Energy Program/Project Managers, Sustainability Specialists, and Energy Efficiency Technicians. It begins with a foundation in energy, conservation, and sustainability, and continues by building students' skills in analysis and assessment, energy accounting, commercial lighting, and energy efficiency program planning and implementation in the public as well as private realm.

Employers hiring workers trained in energy management and conservation include utilities, large corporations, and businesses that are interested in managing energy use in facilities and processes, as well as those that install energy-saving equipment including lighting and HVAC contractors, green builders, weatherization manufacturing and sales businesses, and solar power system services.

Choose Options to Meet Your Goals and Timeline

Get a two-year Associate of Technical Arts degree or earn a short certificate. Most classes are offered evenings and online. Short certificates can be completed in two quarters (six months or less). Each certificate counts toward the Energy Management degree, which then transfers to Central Washington University if you later choose to complete a bachelor's degree.

Energy Management Pathway

Quickly Gain Expertise to Apply on the Job: Earn a Short Certificate

Residential Energy Auditor– Learn to assess and analyze energy use in residential and small commercial settings.

Commercial Lighting Auditor– Many energy efficiency projects done at the commercial level are lighting-related. This certificate teaches these skills.

Energy Accounting Specialist – Learn how to determine the amount of energy used at a site and to spot opportunities for efficiency upgrades.

Energy Efficiency Technician– Gain construction and weatherization skills. Learn to work with energy efficiency construction techniques and auditing equipment.

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