WWU Energy Certificates (Non-Degree)

The energy-focused certificate programs are designed to enable a wide range of non-traditional students, including place-bound students and off-campus, professional development students, as well as matriculated WWU students, to complete coursework on timely, practical topics offered by the Institute for Energy Studies, through traditional and distance-learning formats.

The goal of the Certificate in Energy and Environment is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the environmental science, technology and policy aspects of today’s diverse energy systems and industries.

  • ENRG 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
    • or ENVS 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
  • ENRG 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
    • or ESCI 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
  • ENRG 380 - Energy and Environment Credits: 3
    • or ESCI 380 - Energy and Environment Credits: 3
  • ENRG 482 - Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Credits: 4
    • or ESCI 482 - Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Credits: 4

Certificates on their own may not be eligible for financial aid. See a financial aid advisor for eligibility.

The goal of the Certificate in Energy Economics is to give students knowledge, analytic skills and an understanding of the basic business and economic concepts associated with the formation and analysis of energy-related policies, programs and incentives.

  • ENRG 284 - The Business of Energy Credits: 4
  • ENRG 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
    • or ECON 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
  • ENRG 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4
    • or  ECON 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4
  • ENRG 484 - Economics of Alternative Energy Credits: 4
    • or ECON 484 - Economics of Alternative Energy Credits: 4

Certificates on their own may not be eligible for financial aid. See a financial aid advisor for eligibility.

The goal of the Certificate in Energy in the Built Environment is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the science, technology and business aspects of energy systems, environmental quality and the energy efficiency resource in buildings.

  • ENRG 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
    • or ESCI 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
  • ENRG 461 - Mechanical and Environmental Systems in Buildings Credits: 5
    • or ESCI 461 - Mechanical and Environmental Systems in Buildings Credits: 5
  • ENRG 464 - Sustainable Building Analysis and Design Credits: 4
    • or ESCI 464 - Sustainable Building Analysis and Design Credits: 4
  • ENRG 488 - Energy management in organizations Credits: 4

Certificates on their own may not be eligible for financial aid. See a financial aid advisor for eligibility.

The goal of the Certificate in Energy Policy is to give students knowledge and an understanding of the basic economic, law and public policy issues associated with the formation and analysis of energy-related policies, programs and incentives.

  • ENRG 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
    • or ENVS 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
  • ENRG 449 - Northwest Energy Systems Transitions Credits: 4
    • or ENVS 449 - Northwest Energy Systems Transitions Credits: 4
  • ENRG 459 - Advanced Energy Policy Credits: 4
    • or ENVS 459 - Advanced Energy Policy Credits: 4

Choose one of the following:

  • ENRG 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
  • ECON 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
  • ENRG 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4
  • ECON 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4

Certificates on their own may not be eligible for financial aid. See a financial aid advisor for eligibility.

The goal of the Certificate in Northwest Electric Energy Systems is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the science, technology, economics and public policy and planning issues associated with the development of electric energy systems, with an emphasis on the specific technology and policy context of the Pacific Northwest.

  • ENRG 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4
    • or ECON 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets Credits: 4
  • ENRG 449 - Northwest Energy Systems Transitions Credits: 4
    • or ENVS 449 - Northwest Energy Systems Transitions Credits: 4
  • ENRG 475 - Renewable Electric Power Systems Credits: 4
    • or ESCI 475 - Renewable Electric Power Systems Credits: 4
  • ENRG 486 - Electric Utility Resource Planning Credits: 4

Certificates on their own may not be eligible for financial aid. See a financial aid advisor for eligibility.