College of Education and Professional Studies
Hogue Hall, room 101
CWU-Des Moines (DM)
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff Chair
Lad Holden, MT
William Bender, PhD, construction management
David Carns, MS, construction management
Craig Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology
Holly Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology
Taiqian Q. Yang, PhD, electronics engineering technology
Roger Beardsley, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial/technology education
David Martin, construction management
Lad Holden, MT, electronics engineering technology
Darren Olson, PhD, industrial technology
P. Warren Plugge, PhD, construction management
Michael L. Whelan, PhD, construction management
Nathan Davis, MA, electronics engineering technology
Charles Pringle, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, PhD, safety and health management
D. Ken Calhoun, EdD
Stanley A. Dudley, MEd
Robert M. Envick, EdD
Ronald M. Frye
Robert Wieking, PhD
Norman H. Wolford, MS
Tim Yoxtheimer, MS
Matthew Burvee, instructional and classroom support technician
Arthur Morken, instructional and classroom support technician
Susan Van de Venter, department manager
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction offers BS and BAS degree programs in various technologies.
The Construction Management program is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The Electronics Engineering Technology Program and Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
Some programs have specific admission requirements and admission deadlines. Specific information for each program can be found on the program Web site.
Students should seek advising from their program advisor prior to registration each quarter.
Courses with an additional fee are identified in the special course fee section of the student handbook published by the registrar.
Construction Management (BS)
Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)
Computer Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology (BS, BAS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
Industrial Education (Broad Area) (BS)
Industrial Education (BS)
Safety and Health Management (BS, BAS)
Safety and Health Management
Traffic Safety Education
Safety and Health Management Program
Hogue Hall, room 107
John O’Neill, MPA
Michael L. Whelan, PhD
The vision for the BS major in safety and health management is one that is recognized for preparing students to be well-rounded safety practitioners who have the confidence and capabilities to navigate the complex organizational and knowledge networks necessary to succeed in contemporary safety and health management.
The safety and health field includes many industries, functions, and occupations. Graduates from the curriculum have a history of high employment rates and competitive starting salaries.
The BS in safety and health management is the primary program for the student seeking a baccalaureate degree leading to a career in safety and health management. The program requires completion of an approved minor or second major.
Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Admission to the program is based upon a review of completed prerequisite courses and application materials Please see the program application at
Admission to any course requires a grade of C or better in each prerequisite listed. Students who do not meet the prerequisite grade requirement will be dropped from the course.
A student is expected to complete each course used to fulfill a degree program requirement with a grade of C or better. Students must complete all CWU basic and breadth requirements prior to beginning 400 level SHM coursework.
ProgramsBachelor of Applied ScienceBachelor of ScienceMinor
Electronics Engineering TechnologyEngineering Technologies, Safety, and ConstructionMechanical Engineering Technology