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Construction Management
College of Education and Professional Studies
Electronic Engineering Technology
College of Education and Professional Studies
Industrial Technology
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Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Education and Professional Studies
Safety and Health Management
College of Education and Professional Studies
Technology Education
College of Education and Professional Studies
Construction Management
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

David Carns
509-963-1762
david.carns@cwu.edu

Description

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. They work for construction firms, design firms, and material equipment suppliers. Public agencies also hire construction managers to perform inspection, supervision, and contract administration duties.

Opportunities
  • Construction management grads have a nearly 100% placement rate with starting salaries of about $60,000. Opportunities for advancement are excellent since CWU students are so well prepared to meet industry challenges.
  • The 2015 median pay for construction managers was $87,400, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And large firms increasingly prefer candidates with both construction experience and a construction-related bachelor’s degree.
Why this program?
  • Construction management classes are taught in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for engineering and industrial technology.
  • The program is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), and is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), Region 7.
  • An advisory committee made up of contractors, graduates, and construction consultants provides guidance on curriculum, fundraising, employment, and related matters.
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Electronic Engineering Technology
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Lad Holden
509-963-2289
Lad.Holden@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/engineering
Description

Industrial and engineering technology professionals are creative and technically proficient. They are valued by employers in all types of industries for helping improve efficiency, employee safety, and profitability. The placement rate for graduates is nearly 100 percent.

Opportunities
  • An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country. All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential.
  • CWU grads land internships and high-paying jobs with national and international firms. With a nearly 100 percent placement rate — oftentimes before graduation — and starting salaries of about $60,000, their degrees immediately begin to pay off.
Why this program?
  • Our faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready.
  • Classes are held in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.
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Industrial Technology
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Darren Olson
509-963-1913
Darren.Olson@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/engineering
Description

Industrial and engineering technology professionals are creative and technically proficient. They are valued by employers in all types of industries for helping improve efficiency, employee safety, and profitability. The placement rate for graduates is nearly 100 percent.

Opportunities
  • An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country. All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential.
  • CWU grads land internships and high-paying jobs with national and international firms. With a nearly 100 percent placement rate — oftentimes before graduation — and starting salaries of about $60,000, their degrees immediately begin to pay off.
Why this program?
  • Our faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready.
  • Classes are held in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.
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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Roger Beardsley
509-963-1596
Roger.Beardsley@cwu.edu

Description

Industrial and engineering technology professionals are creative and technically proficient. They are valued by employers in all types of industries for helping improve efficiency, employee safety, and profitability. The placement rate for graduates is nearly 100 percent.

Opportunities
  • An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country. All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential.
  • CWU grads land internships and high-paying jobs with national and international firms. With a nearly 100 percent placement rate — oftentimes before graduation — and starting salaries of about $60,000, their degrees immediately begin to pay off.
Why this program?
  • Our faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready.
  • Classes are held in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.
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Safety and Health Management
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Sathyanarayanan Rajendran
509-963-1152
rajendrans@cwu.edu

Description

Occupational safety and health professionals are essential to every organization. They create healthy work settings by analyzing and reducing risks. Curriculum is based on business management, chemistry, psychology, risk management, and statistics in the workplace. Our program prepares excellent safety professionals who have confidence and leadership to successfully navigate complex organizational networks.

Opportunities

• An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country. All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential
• CWU grads land internships and high-paying jobs with national and international firms. With a nearly 100 percent placement rate — oftentimes before graduation — and starting salaries of about $60,000, their degrees immediately begin to pay off.

Why this program?

• Our faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready.
• Classes are held in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.

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Technology Education
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Scott Calahan
509-963-3218
Scott.Calahan@cwu.edu

Description

The technology education degree is great for students with a basic background in woods, metals, drafting, and mathematics through trigonometry. It prepares candidates to teach exploratory technology education to students in junior high and high school. Majors can choose between two options: the technology education broad area, and the technology education major.

Opportunities

An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country. All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential.

Why this program?

• Our faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready. • Classes are held in the Hogue Technology Building, one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.

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Why study Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction at CWU?

An engineering, safety, or construction degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country.

All programs are built on a strong foundation of technical courses with an emphasis on communication, making for limitless career potential.

Engineering, safety, or construction graduates enjoy careers in commercial construction management, STEM education, energy system oversight, manufacturing, and safety and risk prevention.

Classes are held in one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology.

CWU grads land internships and high-paying jobs with national and international firms. With a nearly 100 percent placement rate—oftentimes before graduation—and starting salaries of about $60,000, degrees immediately begin to pay off.

CWU faculty collaborate with students on research and publications and provide proactive advising to keep them on track and job ready.

Connect with CWU's Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

Choose engineering, safety, or construction at CWU, the experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Hands-on Learning

Central’s commitment to hands-on learning, discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant.

Experience Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction at CWU

Graduate Student Studies Wind Power on Campus

CWU grad student Michael Waytuck is harnessing the Ellensburg wind for his master's project. With the help of university staff, Waytuck installed a wind turbine on the roof of the Hogue Technology Building and tied it into the campus power grid.

Points of Pride

The placement rate for Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction graduates is nearly 100 percent, and opportunities for advancement are excellent since Central students are so well prepared to meet industry challenges.

Hogue Technology Building recreates real-world working conditions, features solar panels and wind turbines, and has an open structure so students can understand green construction methods in energy-efficient buildings.

The placement rate for CWU’s Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction graduates is nearly 100 percent, and opportunities for advancement are excellent since Central students are so well prepared to meet industry challenges.

A number of professional organizations offer valuable experience beyond the classroom. Program-specific competitions, such as the Associated Schools of Construction student competition, challenge students while introducing them to industry professionals. Local service projects, such as building benches for elementary kids, let students practice their skills while improving the community

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