Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Northwest Electric Energy Systems Certificate


Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

16 credits

Introduction

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.

Why Consider a Northwest Electric Energy Systems Certificate?

Demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington in an emerging clean energy economy, including growing energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state. Success in this growing field requires an understanding of the electric energy technology, economics, policy and planning tools that are specific to the context of the Northwest, with an emphasis on hydropower, energy efficiency and a commitment to a clean energy transition.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher
360-650-4424
Joel.Swisher@wwu.edu

Administrative Assistant
and Program Advisor

Gail Cowan
360-650-4422
Gail.Cowan@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

 

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Institute for Energy Studies office at 360-650-4422.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.