Sustainable and Conventional Energy and Control Technology Certificate

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The Sustainable and Conventional Energy and Control Technology (formerly, Industrial Power & Control) Certificate prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement, in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot industrial energy generation, conversion and control systems.
  • Use electronic circuit simulation software for circuit design and analysis.
  • Repair, maintain and install electronic and electrical control systems.
  • Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

SCEC Certificate Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 097/098 (or higher), placement into MATH 084 or successful completion of equivalent or higher class, and BUS 169 or equivalent computer experience.

 Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.


Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (13-15) credits)

Credit Hours

course(ENGL&101) or

course(ENGL&230)* or


Composition or

Technical Writing


Human Relations

Choose one of the following: course(BUS 236) preferred, course(HUM 105), course(ISP 101), course(ISP 110), course(POLS 112),  course(SOC& 101)


course(EET 109)* or
course(MATH 141)*

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or
Pre-Calculus I (or any higher MATH)


Course Number

Certificate Requirements (58 credits)


course(EET 105)

Introduction to Technology


course(EET 106)

Introduction to Soldering


course(EET 137)*

Intro to Robotics


course(EEL 201)*

Energy Generation, Conversion, & Sustainability


course(EEL 202)*

Industrial Motors Controls


course(EEL 203)*

Industrial Motors Drives


course(EET 112)

Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources


course(EET 114)

Applied Physics


course(EET 161)

D.C. Principles of Electronics


course(EET 162)*

A.C. Principles of Electronics


course(EET 163)*

Solid State Electronics


course(EET 165)*

Analog Circuits & Devices I


course(EET 170)*

Digital Circuits I


Total Credits
Total Credits -- Minimum

Course Sequence: This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

1st quarter: EET 105, EET 109 or MATH 141 (or higher), EET 161

2nd quarter: EET 162, ENGL& 101 or ENGL&230 or ENGL&235    

3rd quarter: EET 137, EET 163, EET 170

4th quarter: EET 112, EEL 201, EET 165

5th quarter: EEL 202, EET 114, EET106

6th quarter: EEL 203, Human Relations

Sequence Type

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Industrial Electrician

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Program Contact:             Tim Fiegenbaum                (206) 934-0181                        

NSC Advising Office:

(206) 934-3658


Program Website: