Energy Systems Technology

To complete the AAS degree in Energy Systems Technology, students first complete a one-year electrical core course sequence, and then specialize in one or more of five concentrations. Click on the thumb nail images below the “Degree” options to learn more about each EST degree concentration.

A grade of C or higher is needed for EST students in all of their required courses and related instruction. A grade of C or higher indicates the student is gaining the bulk of the intended learning outcomes for each course and is in good standing to proceed in their EST course sequence. EST students will be asked to retake any courses that a C or higher is not achieved in.

Concentrations

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Energy Systems Technology
    This technical degree prepares the student to enter into a cooperative training experience, often resulting in long-term employment with the training entity. This degree is designed as a pre-apprenticeship preparation.
  • Associate in Applied Science – Transfer – Plant Operations
    The AAS-T is designed for students that want to take college level courses and transfer to a baccalaureate program in renewable materials, bioresource systems engineering, biosystems engineering, or similar. Students take college level courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, identified humanities/social science courses, biology (where indicated), and electives in EST courses to fulfill their requirements to earn an applied transfer degree.
  • EST – Electrical Systems Technology Certificate
    This is the 1st year core common to all concentrations within the Energy Systems Technology AAS degree program. All students should complete this 1st year course sequence prior to advancing to a concentration leading to the AAS degree.
  • Cellar Master – Short Certificate
    This short certificate is geared towards providing our regional industry partners with a pathway towards completion of a for-credit credential for their incumbent workers. This short certificate will also serve existing WWCC Viticulture and Enology AAS Degree Program students or graduates who want to widen their job/career horizons by broadening their skills and knowledge in: electrical and mechanical systems, water technologies management, and/or bio products. The Cellar Master short certificate is composed of courses that are also required for our AAS Degree Program in Energy Systems Technology.
  • Mechanical Electrical Technician – Short Certificate
    This short certificate is geared towards providing our regional industry partners with a pathway towards completion of a for-credit credential for their incumbent workers. This short certificate will also serves as an on-ramp for potential new workers to the mechanical-electrical workforce and/or new students to Walla Walla Community College’s (WWCC) Energy Systems Technology AAS Degree Program. The Mechanical Electrical Technician short certificate is composed of courses that are also required for our AAS Degree Program in Energy Systems Technology.

Contact

Miguel Inzunza

Phone: (509) 758-1700

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Gwendolyn Dentinger

Phone: (509) 524-5189

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362