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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Energy Systems Technology, AAS

Location(s): Walla Walla, Clarkston


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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.

Degree Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety, theory, vocabulary, and calculations of series, parallel, and combination circuits involving direct and alternating current.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of capacitors, resistive-inductive-capacitive reactance circuits, single and three-phase transformers, DC generators and motors, three-phase alternators, and single and three-phase motors.
  • Ability to read schematics, wire and test various types of electrical circuits.
  • Demonstrate or describe proper safety procedures for working with rotating machinery, moving heavy objects, pressurized vessels and systems, chemicals, ladders and energy; electrical, heat, cold, fluid.
  • Explain solid state components and devices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of programmable logic controls (PLC) and direct digital controls (DDC).

Transferability: The AAS Degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Year One


Year Two


Quarter One


  • EST Elective Credits: 16 - 21 **

Total Credits: 16-21


Quarter Two


  • EST Elective Credits: 14 - 18 **

Total Credits: 14-18


Quarter Three


  • EST Elective Credits: 14 - 16 **

Total Credits: 14-16


Year Two Total: 44-55


Grand Total: 91.4-102.4


PLAN CODE: EEIESAPT (Previously EPC: 780A)
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
*AMATH 105  and AMATH 106  are for Certificate completion only, not for degree completion.
**Students will work with advisor to choose a concentration which will determine which elective courses will be taken.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - ENGL& 101 

(M) - AMATH 106 
(O) - ACOM 102 , CMST 201 , CMST& 210 
(R) - BUS 157 , PSYC& 100 

Mechanical Electrical Concentration


This concentration provides students opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed to: read blueprints or technical diagrams; install and inspect wiring, control, and lighting systems, including transformers and circuit breakers; and troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair or replace wiring and equipment safely to NEC standards using a variety of testing devices and power tools.

Students must complete the electrical systems technology certificate (i.e. the year one core of the Energy Systems Technology degree) before they can complete the Energy Systems Technology degree concentration in Mechanical Electrical Concentration.

Year Two


Grand Total: 46


PLAN CODE: EEIMEC45 (Previously EPC: 780E)
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - AENG 100 

Industrial Mechanics Concentration


Graduates of the Industrial Mechanics concentration will enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Maintain and repair equipment and industrial machinery, such as: conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment
  • Control and operate plant equipment, such as: turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, and controllers
  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and instruments safely to NEC standards using hand and power tools

Students must complete the electrical systems technology certificate (i.e. the year one core of the Energy Systems Technology degree) before they can complete the Energy Systems Technology degree concentration in Industrial Maintenance Concentration.

Year Two


Grand Total: 44


PLAN CODE: IMMICC20 (Previously EPC: 768E)
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - AENG 100 

Facilities Energy Management Concentration


The Facilities Energy Management concentration is for students who want to monitor and manage heating, cooling, ventilation, energy, security, and other building and campus scale systems within an integrated central supervisory control and data acquisition system using direct digital controls.

Students must complete the electrical systems technology certificate (i.e. the year one core of the Energy Systems Technology degree) before they can complete the Energy Systems Technology degree concentration in Facilities Energy Management.

Year Two


Grand Total: 47


PLAN CODE: HRMEFC45 (Previously EPC: 703G)
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - AENG 100 

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