Graduates of the Commercial Building Engineering program will:
Have the knowledge of how to operate, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot
boilers and boiler systems and earn an appropriate entry-level operator's
Have the knowledge, and some practical experience, of how to operate, repair,
maintain and troubleshoot refrigeration systems and earn an appropriate
Have a basic understanding, with some practical experience, of pneumatic,
electric, electronic, and computerized building control systems to operate,
repair, maintain, and troubleshoot them.
Have a good understanding, with some practical experience, of electrical
fundamentals, components, and diagrams to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot
electrical control systems.
Have the ability to successfully navigate through the National Electric Code
book to answer questions that may arise regarding the installation of
Have a Washington State trainee certification and half of classroom time to
apply toward a journeyman's certification.
Have a basic understanding, with some practical experience, of computers,
computer systems, and the most common software to access and operate building
management control systems, manage e-mail and computerized work orders and
Efficiently be able to utilize architectural and mechanical prints for
commercial buildings and industrial plants.
Have a basic knowledge, and some practical experience, of the common welding
and cutting equipment used in the maintenance field.
Have a basic understanding, with some practical experience, of programmable
logic control systems to operate, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot them.
Have the ability to evaluate situations for air quality in a building and make
recommendations as to preventing and resolving indoor air quality problems.
The knowledge to maintain the balance of the ventilation system in a building
to minimize tenant discomfort.
Have a basic understanding of a building fire and live safety systems and
understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of these systems.
Be able to set up and maintain preventive maintenance (PM) systems and performs
PMs to minimize downtime, extend the useful life of equipment, and minimize
indoor air quality problems.
Have a 40-hour hazardous waste handler's certification and understand how to
handle and dispose of hazardous waste, read and interpret material safety data
sheets, and how to limit worker exposure to hazardous waste.
Be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communications with
co-workers, supervisors, and tenants.
Be able to gather and use information from a variety of prints, technical
manuals, codes, and manufactures specifications.
Be able to apply mathematical principles to electrical and mechanical problems
commonly faced by commercial building and industrial engineers.
Be able to create a resume, sample cover letter, and application packet in
order to be eligible for employment in the stationary engineering field.
Be able to exhibit the interpersonal and human relations skills necessary to
get and keep a job, as well as to advance in the field.
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