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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

Engineering Technology Minor

Program Narrative

Pursuing the engineering technology (ET) minor will provide a foundation for students pursuing non-engineering technology majors but may join organizations focused on engineering technology. The minor introduces the principles of applied engineering and complements many majors at the University. Students can use the ET minor with many majors to enhance a student’s career opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. It is an excellent addition for students with majors in business administration, communication, and many other areas.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning in a chosen professional career.
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Understand fundamentals of engineering technology.
  • Review and interpret different types of engineering drawings
  • Understand basic concepts of industrial robotics.
  • Identify and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices in the industry.
  • Understand basics of manufacturing processes.

Curriculum (21 credits)

  • ETSC 101 - Modern Technology and Energy (5)
  • ETSC 150 - Engineering Graphics (5)
    • OR Department Approved Drawing Course (5)
  • ETSC 155 - Manufacturing Processes (4)
  • ETSC 277 - Introduction to Robotics (4)
  • SHM 325 Manufacturing/General Industry Safety and Health (3)


Admission Requirements

The ET minor applications are accepted throughout the year, and typically, the students start in the fall quarter.  CWU students interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the ET minor. For details about the application procedures, contact the ETSC Department.

Graduation Requirements

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

Program Requirements

Students pursuing majors in the fields of Mechanical, Industrial, or Technology cannot pursue this minor.


Contact Professor Greg Lyman,, for more information about the Engineering Technology Minor!

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