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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

Engineering Technology Management Minor/Certificate

About the Engineering Technology Management Minor or Certificate 

As you consider a minor or certificate in engineering, think about the benefits of enhancing your major and opening up additional career opportunities.  Here at Central, we are committed to offering high quality and versatile instruction.  The Engineering Technology Management minor or certificate provides you with the skills and experience to be successful in a wide range of career paths. 

Students in a Engineering Technology classWhy Study Engineering Technology Management at Central? 

If you plan to pursue a career in management of engineering operations and anticipate moving from technical to managerial positions during your career, this minor or certificate program can provide you with the career enhancement opportunities you are seeking.  This addition to your scholastic plan can give you a competitive edge in the job market and complement majors such as engineering technologies, business administration, communications, and many other disciplines. 

Degree Explanation

Located at the Ellensburg, WA campus, applications to the ETM minor or certificate are accepted throughout the year, with students typically beginning their studies in the fall quarter.  The Engineering Technology Management (ETM) minor/certificate is open to all majors, except the Industrial Engineering Technologies major.  CWU students interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the ETM minor or certificate. For details about the application procedures, contact the ETSC Department. 

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog.  To learn more about cost, please visit the registrar.


Course Number Course Title Credits
ETSC 301 Engineering Project Cost Analysis 4
ETSC 380 Quality Control 4
ETSC 385 Product Design and Development 4
ETSC 455 Engineering Project Management 4
SHM 454 Risk Management Principles and Practices 4
  Total Credits (20)

Note: Students must complete each course with a grade of C or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the program.

Careers and Outcomes

The Engineering Technology Management minor or certificate program will help you acquire essential practical knowledge of the field.  Upon completion, you will be prepared to: 

  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities. 
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. 
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities of engineering technology management professionals. 
  • Describe the fundamental aspects of engineering project management. 
  • Identify and describe various risks and the techniques to manage them. 
  • Use techniques of economic cost analysis applied to engineering projects 
  • Use fundamental concepts of probability to construct and interpret control charts for attributes to determine product quality. 
  • Demonstrate competence in using engineering analytical methods in the development of a simple product. 
  • Research methods of design and production of sample products. 

The Engineering Technology Management minor or certificate is often taken to enhance the following major options:

Questions? Contact us. 

Greg Lyman
Program Coordinator, Department Chair

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