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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office of Continuing Education


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     The Office of Continuing Education provides lifelong learning opportunities in support of the university mission. The unit offers a variety of credit, non-credit, training, and enrichment courses and programs.

Please Note:

- All Continuing Education courses, certificates, degrees, and services are offered on a self-support basis, and may be canceled if adequate enrollment is not reached.

- Tuition for some Continuing Education courses is higher than regular CWU tuition. Additional course fees may also apply.

- Credit courses are eligible for financial aid, but no tuition-waiver programs can be applied.

      Please visit us on the Web at www.cwuce.org or call 509-963-1504 for complete information on the following programs:

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

Craft Beer Trade Certificate
Program Advisor: Steve Wagner, PhD
Program Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
Department of Biological Sciences
 
     The Craft Beer Trade Certificate is an in-depth, academic course of study on the science, technology, and business aspects of the craft beer brewing industry. It is for students with an interest in pursuing a career in the beer brewing industry. This four course sequence covers the principles of malting and brewing, brew process technology, brewing microbiology, and principles of merchandising management for the micro brewing industry. Students learn about the trade using a variety of approaches including lab work, hands-on experiences, lectures, field trips, and industry speakers. The program prepares graduates for careers in a wide range of areas in the brewing and business sides of the industry. Students must be 21 years of age or older and must apply for acceptance into the program.

    For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Biological Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog, visit www.cwuce.org/beer_education, or call 509-963-1504.

Global Wine Studies
Bachelor of Science Degree
Advisor: Amy Mumma, MBA
Program Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
Office of Continuing Education 

     Global Wine Studies is a bachelor of science degree for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the wine industry. This interdisciplinary program provides students with a broad understanding of the global wine industry. The program prepares graduates for careers in winery and vineyard management, wine merchandising, wholesale, retail, e-commerce, distribution, marketing, import/export, hospitality, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.

      In the major, students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills related to wine, wine business issues, and the global wine industry. Students also complete a minor in a complementary academic area (selected with advisement). Students gain valuable experience by participating in a required international field experience and an internship with a wine-related business, either in the U.S. or abroad. Students must be 21 years of age or older and must apply for acceptance into the program.  

     For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Family and Consumer Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog, visit www.worldwineprogram.org, or call 509-963-1754.

Professional Sommelier Certificate
Program Director:  Amy Mumma, MBA
Program Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
Office of Continuing Education 

     This intensive certificate program focuses on learning the techniques involved in becoming a sommelier. A sommelier works in the dining and hospitality industry pairing food with wine, beer, spirits and other beverages along with managing the beverage components of a dining establishment. This certificate covers beverage and food pairing, wine service techniques, beverage management, cost and pricing structures, developing beverage lists, and includes a professional tasting component to cover wine, beer, spirits and other beverages. Graduates are prepared for food and beverage related careers in the dining and hospitality industry.  Students must be 21 years of age or older and must apply for acceptance into the program.  Permission of the certificate advisor is required. 

     For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Family and Consumer Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog, or visit www.worldwineprogram.org, or call (509) 963-1754.

Wine Trade Professional Certificate
Advisor: Amy Mumma, MBA

Program Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
Office of Continuing Education

     The Wine Trade Professional Certificate is a comprehensive educational program that focuses on the business and trade aspects of the wine industry. Topics covered include viticulture, wine making, world wine regions, styles and trade structures, the business of wine, wine marketing, merchandising, and professional evaluation techniques. Graduates will be prepared for careers in wine sales and merchandising, wholesale, retail, distribution, marketing, import/export, consulting, hospitality, and more. The certificate is intended for individuals currently in the wine and associated industries or for those who would like to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the wine industry. Students must be 21 years of age or older and must apply for acceptance into the program. 

     For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Family and Consumer Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog, visit www.worldwineprogram.org, or call 509-963-1754.

Wine Trade and Tourism Minor
Program Director: Dorothy Chase, PhD

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

     This cross-disciplinary program prepares individuals for employment in many areas of the wine industry including tourism, hospitality services, retailing, wine sales and marketing, and tasting-room and event management. Admission to the minor requires admission to the Wine Trade Professional Certificate program. Students must be 21 years of age or older and must apply for acceptance into the program. Permission of the certificate program advisor is required. 

    For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Family and Consumer Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog, or visit www.worldwineprogram.org.

MS Biology
Master of Science Degree
Program Coordinator: Ian Quitadamo, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences


     The Master of Science in Biology (for teachers) program offers science teachers the advanced content knowledge and skills they need to enhance their performance, improve student learning, and advance their careers.  The program is designed to be completed over 15 weeks (five weeks each for three summers). Courses are taught by faculty members from a variety of life science fields who are committed to working with K-12 teachers to provide experiences that address teacher needs. Hands-on research, field trips, and practical application are highlights.

      Participants will engage in immersive experiences in a variety of life science fields (e.g. genomics, environmental physiology, using insects in the classroom, cell biology, genetics, infectious diseases, parasitism, and immunological response, and others); participate in hands-on investigation of integrated life, physical, and Earth science concepts applicable to K-12 classrooms; learn how to integrate knowledge across science disciplines; and learn how to analyze, integrate, and apply topics learned in graduate courses using a collaborative, best-practices framework. Participants will also discuss current topics in biological research; investigate methods, techniques, and procedures used in biological research; generate ideas for how to design and conduct their own research; develop a research proposal; conduct a laboratory and/or field research project under the supervision of a CWU faculty member; and present their research results. Elective courses allow teachers to have some flexibility in the content they choose for their program.

      For more information, admission requirements, and how to apply, visit www.cwuce.org/msbt, or call 509-963-2731.

MS Biology – Specialization in Biomedical Sciences
Master of Science Degree
Program Coordinator: James E. Johnson, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences

     The MS Biology with specialization in Biomedical Sciences degree is designed for students seeking careers in biomedical research or to help students become stronger applicants to medical school or other professional programs. Students who have already completed their course requirements or admission to medical school can strengthen their candidacy by demonstrating their performance in some of the same courses taken by first-year medical students at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program and broadening their background as scientists by conducting an original research project with faculty at CWU while earning a master of science degree in biology.

    For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Biological Sciences section of the graduate catalog, visit www.cwuce.org/msbiomed, or call 509-963-2731.  

MS Computational Science
Master of Science Degree
Program Advisor: Razvan Andonie, PhD
Computer Science
Department

     Computational Science is a field of study that involves the modeling, simulation, and analysis of world phenomena through computation. Using computers, computational scientists construct mathematical models and use quantitative analyses to analyze and solve scientific problems. Computational scientists possess a broad grounding in computing related areas, mathematics, and sophistication in their area of concentration. Computational Science has become critical to scientific leadership, economic competitiveness, and national security.  This masters program serves to prepare students for professional computational science careers or to pursue a doctoral degree. 

     For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see the Computer Science section of the graduate catalog, visit www.cwu.edu/~cs_dept/masters, call 509-963-1495, or email andonie@cwu.edu.

MS Law and Justice
Master of Science Degree
Program Director: Chuck Reasons, PhD/JD

Program Assistant: George Kuniyoshi
Department of Law and Justice

     The MS degree in law and justice is designed to serve two distinct groups. The Advanced Professional Specialization is aimed at those already in law and justice careers who want to do hands-on research, possibly with their own agency data. The Basic Career Specialization is aimed at those not currently in law and justice careers who want to gain valuable learning experience and preparation for a career. To meet the needs of these divergent groups, a core set of classes is required, focusing upon theory, research methods, and legal liability, followed by courses tailored to the needs of these two distinct groups. This program is offered at CWU - Kent at Kent Station. 

    For more information, including course descriptions, admission requirements, and how to apply, see Law and Justice in the graduate catalog, visit www.cwuce.org/mslaj, call 253-856-9595, ext. 5047, or email kuniyosh@cwu.edu.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Training Programs (Online)
Non-credit
Program Assistant: Rachel Gordon
Office of Continuing Education

     Are you looking to start a new career or gain skills to advance in your current one? The Office of Continuing Education, in partnership with ed2go (formerly Gatlin Education Services), offers online, open enrollment courses and programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Choose from over 100 programs in Healthcare and Fitness, Sustainable Energy and Going Green, Media and Design, IT and Software Development, Skilled Trades and Industrial Studies, Business and Professional Studies, Management and Corporate Studies, and Hospitality and Service Industries.

     You can start these career training programs anytime and work at a pace that suits your individual style. You will have access to all the lessons and assignments from day one, and many of these programs can be completed in less than six months. Instructors are actively involved in your online learning experience. They respond to questions and concerns, as well as encourage and motivate you to succeed. Upon completing your program with a passing score, you will get a certificate of completion.

     High school diploma: ed2go also offers a fully-accredited online career high school. This program offers adult learners a chance to obtain their high school diploma along with valuable career preparation. Choose from credentialed certificate programs in Early Childhood Education, Transportation Services, Criminal Justice, Office Management, and Homeland Security.

      For more information, visit www.gatlineducation.com/cwu.

      Please note:  Many of these programs are approved by the Workforce Training Board for the Eligible Training Provider List. For a list of approved courses, visit the Washington Career Bridge website at www.careerbridge.wa.gov and search the Eligible Training Provider List for online programs at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, or call us directly at 509-963-1749.

Online Instructor-Led (6-week) Courses
Non-credit
Program Assistant: Rachel Gordon

Office of Continuing Education

     Looking to get ahead in your career? These six-week, online, professional development courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. Courses are available in hundreds of areas, including accounting, art, business, computer, digital photography, graphic design, health care, language, law, music, teaching, technology, web design, writing, and many more.  You will spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you will be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas.  New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you will receive a certificate of completion.  

     For current offerings, see our online catalog at www.ed2go.com/cwu

 

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL
Cornerstone 
Program Coordinator: Sandra Bach
Office of Continuing Education
 
      The Cornerstone Program is designed to offer highly capable students the opportunity to take rigorous college courses while still in high school. The courses are taught by qualified high school instructors who have been approved as CWU lecturers. All Cornerstone classes are the same challenging courses offered at the university. The credits earned, if applied at CWU or transferred to another institution, can strengthen students’ chances of being accepted to their colleges of choice, help them get a head start on their degree, and reduce the cost of college. Course offerings vary by location. 

      For more information, visit www.cwuce.org/cornerstone or call 509-963-1526. 

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Administrator Professional
Certification
Program Director: Henry Williams, PhD
Department of Advanced Programs
 


     The Administrator Professional Certificate Program (APCP) represents the next stage of the state’s move toward performance-based educator preparation programs. Program requirements, which center on completion of a Professional Growth Plan (PGP), are aligned with state and national standards for administrators. The APCP offers the opportunity for individualized, job-embedded professional development for those who currently hold a Principal Residency Certificate and wish to advance to the Administrator Professional Certificate. This program is offered by the Department of Advanced Programs and the Office of Continuing Education.

     For more information and application details visit www.cwu.edu/~ap/adminCert.html or call 509-963-1415.
 


Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Teacher Certification
Program Director: Kim Bartel, PhD
Program Coordinator: Sheri Hubbard
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


      Business and industry professionals who desire to turn their professional experience into a teaching career at a high school or skill center can use the CWU CTE Teacher Certification program to build a strong foundation in teaching methods, classroom management, curriculum development, assessment, leadership, and technology. The two-year graduate program offers classes one Saturday per month and meets throughout the academic year. 

      This is a variable-credit program, meaning that participants complete only the courses they need to fulfill individual certification requirements. Applicants’ employment and education histories are reviewed, and in some cases previous coursework may be used to fulfill certification requirements. The CTE Teacher Certification program uses a combined course/field-based teacher preparation approach that includes administrators, cohort groups, regional course delivery sites, online support, and district partnerships. Applicants who currently hold an education degree and a Washington state teaching certificate may be able to participate in a modified Block 2 only program. 

      Successful program completers earn a teaching certificate in CTE. Students may also apply the credits earned in CTE certificate courses toward a master’s degree at Central. 

      For more information visit www.cwuce.org/careertech or call 509-963-2776. 
 

MS Biology (for Teachers)
Master of Science Degree
Program Coordinator: Ian Quitadamo, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
 

      See MS Biology (for Teachers) listed in the Academic Degrees and Certificates section above.  

National Board Certification
Program Coordinator: Andrea Sledge, PhD
College of Education and Professional Studies


     The Office of Continuing Education, in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, offers a National Board Certification Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program is designed to prepare teachers for National Board portfolio preparation and assessment. Candidates attend a summer orientation session with the CWU National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) facilitator group at CWU, Ellensburg. The candidates then meet with their NBPTS facilitator numerous times during the months between the summer orientation session and the spring deadline for submission of the National Board Certification Portfolio.

     For more information on CWU’s National Board Certification Mentoring Program, please visit www.cwuce.org/nbcert or call 509-963-1504.  


ProTeach: Portfolio Preparation Program
Program Coordinator: Andrea Sledge, PhD
College of Education and Professional Studies
 

      The Office of Continuing Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning offer a unique program for teachers to work toward their professional certification. The ProTeach Portfolio Preparation Program provides the Teacher ProCert candidate with maximum flexibility. You enroll in one to four courses, depending on the level of support you desire, from learning the standards, to guidance in evidence gathering and evaluation, to preparation of the portfolio for submission for external assessment. NBCT facilitators and ETS-trained facilitators are available for mentorship. Courses are offered at all CWU campuses and online. The coursework is also applicable to CWU’s Master Teacher degree.  

     For more information visit www.cwuce.org/proteach, e-mail sledgea@cwu.edu, or call 509-963-1425.

Professional Development for Educators
Program Coordinator: Darlene Sirrine

Office of Continuing Education

      Numerous classes are available each quarter through in-service and distance learning. Course topics are timely, taught by experienced instructors, and offer PK-12 teachers convenient, affordable options for professional development (500) credit or clock hours. Course topics include classroom management, special education, bilingual education, health and safety management, teaching strategies, technology in schools, and more.  

      Please visit www.cwuce.org or call 509-963-1504 for more information about current offerings.

Reading Endorsement
Program Coordinator: Sharryn Larsen Walker, PhD
Language, Literacy, and Special Education

      The Literacy Program within the College of Education and Professional Studies offers this reading endorsement option for certified teachers. Because assignments in every course are tailored to each certified teacher’s current position, the program is appropriate for those who work with students in any grade level. Supported through the Office of Continuing Education, the program is delivered completely online. With continuous enrollment, a certified teacher can earn the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement from Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in only five quarters. Teachers from outside the state of Washington will need to verify with their state’s department of education if this program meets the guidelines for endorsement in that state.  

      For more information, please contact Sharryn Larsen Walker at swalker@cwu.edu or 509-963-2133. 
 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT  

Online Instructor-Led (6-week) Courses
Non-credit
Program Coordinator: Rachel Gordon
Office of Continuing Education

     These six-week, online courses are an ideal path to personal enrichment. Courses are available in hundreds of areas, including accounting, art, computer, digital photography, graphic design, health, language, music, teaching, technology, web design, writing, and many more. You will spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you will be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you will receive a certificate of completion.  

     For current offerings please see our online catalog at www.ed2go.com/cwu.

Preparatory Strings Program
Program Director: Bret P. Smith, PhD

Program Assistant: Rachel Gordon
Department of Music

       The Preparatory Strings Program serves the youth of Kittitas Valley by providing string instruction in group classes and conducted ensembles, from beginning to advanced. It consists of six string ensembles and one full symphony orchestra made up of students from six years old through college. The majority of students start out in either Early Beginners or Beginning Strings and then progress up through the levels to the Kittitas Valley Youth Orchestra. However students may join the beginning groups or audition for the intermediate and advanced groups during any quarter. With the exception of Early Beginners 1 and 2, the ensembles meet for two hours a week and are taught by Central Washington University students. The program provides a great opportunity for Ellensburg youth not only to improve their technical and musical skills, but also to meet other youth involved with music. The Prep Strings program is offered by the Department of Music and the Office of Continuing Education.

      To learn more about the Prep Strings Program, visit www.cwu.edu/~music/prep_strings, contact the program director at prepstrings@cwu.edu, or call 509-963-1749.

Wine Tasting Series
Instructor: Amy Mumma, MBA
Office of Continuing Education

      Our wine tasting and lecture series offers classes that teach individuals about wine in a fun and non-intimidating way. Courses are social and interactive learning experiences that include tastings. These non-credit, consumer-oriented, short courses cover topics such as wine regions of the world, wine and food pairing, wine faults, and more. Our wine education DVD series, A Wine Odyssey, allows wine lovers to learn more about wine in the comfort and convenience of their homes.  

      For more information visit www.worldwineprogram.org or call 509-963-1504.

Yoga
Instructor: Lori Chandler
Office of Continuing Education

      Yoga is great for stress reduction, weight loss, toning and firming the body, and achieving inner peace. Special sections are available for beginners, advanced, seniors, and those with other special needs. Open to everyone.  

      Call 509-963-1504 for more information.

 

SUMMER SESSION

Summer Session
Program Assistant: Rachel Gordon

Office of Continuing Education 

      Summer at Central is a great place to spend your time—both inside and outside of the classroom. Enjoy learning in a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from more than 500 courses and workshops taught by experienced and engaging faculty and lecturers. Over 150 courses are taught online, so even students who are away from campus can take classes. Summer session at Central provides excellent course choices for degree-seeking students as well as professional development for K-12 educators, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

      Campus housing and dining are available and affordable as are many other service areas including our health center, world-class library, the student union, and the recreation center.

      Formal admission to Central as a degree-seeking student is not required for summer study. Enrollment is open to all students, including non-residents (i.e. out-of-state students). Summer tuition rates for non-resident students are the same as those rates charged to residents, so non-residents save money during summer.

      Courses are available in many subject areas, covering general education, lower, and upper division. You will find courses in administrative management, anthropology, communications, education, English, family and consumer sciences, film and video studies, history, industrial and engineering technology, information technology, law and justice, Latin American studies, music, physical education, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theatre, and more.

      A complete list of summer session courses and workshops is available each year in March on Safari for currently enrolled students and as a PDF at www.cwu.edu/summer. The schedule is updated weekly thereafter.  

      For more information about summer session at Central, see www.cwu.edu/summer or call 509-963-1749.

 

APPLIED RESEARCH

 
Central Washington Anthropological Survey (CWAS)
Department of Anthropology
Office of Continuing Education

      The Central Washington Anthropological Survey (CWAS) conducts archaeological investigations in the central counties of Washington and promotes public involvement in the identification and protection of regional archaeological resources. CWAS cooperates with state and federal agencies, Native American tribes and nations, professional archaeologists throughout the state, and state and local archaeological societies to study and preserve Central Washington’s archaeological resources.

      Not only does CWAS perform a valuable service for Central Washington, but in the process, it provides “real world” archaeological work experiences for CWU students who have demonstrated willingness and an ability to perform cultural resource management activities.

      CWAS has the tools, equipment, and staff to equip and manage large crews of up to 25 people. It has lab space to process artifacts as well as geologic and sediment samples. And it has both temporary and permanent storage facilities for the care of artifacts collected in the field. CWAS is capable of performing and subsequently reporting on systematic pedestrian surveys, test/full-scale excavations, detailed GIS applications including mapping, database management, lithic analysis, lab-processing and curation of artifacts, national register nominations, monitoring, literature reviews, remote sensing, and development of archaeological resource management plans.

      CWAS offices are centrally located on the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg. Knowledgeable staff, faculty members, and graduate students are available to discuss archeology, GIS applications, paleontology, excavation, and other customer needs.

      For more information, visit www.cwuce.org/cwas or call 509-963-1835.

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