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2013-2014 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.

- Waivers for veterans, university staff, senior citizens, and others do not apply. However, student financial aid can be applied to credit courses.

- Full fee-paying students must make additional payments at the rate established for each continuing education course in which they enroll.

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

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
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.cwu.edu/ce/craft-beer-certificate, or call 509-963-1504.    

Global Wine Studies
Bachelor of Science Degree
Advisor: Amy Mumma, MBA
Program Assistant: Cara LeDuc
 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
Advisor:  Amy Mumma, MBA
Program Assistant: Cara LeDuc
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: Cara LeDuc
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.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Training Programs (Online)
Non-credit
Program Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
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: Frank Pangrazi
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 Assistant: 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
Program Assistant: Darlene Sirrine
Office of Continuing Education

    
  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.  
 
National Board Certification
Program Coordinator: Andrea Sledge, PhD
College of Education and Professional Studies
Program Assistant: Darlene Sirrine
Office of Continuing Education


     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. 

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
Program Assistant: Darlene Sirrine
Office of Continuing 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 Assistant: Frank Pangrazi
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
Department of Music
Program Assistant: Darlene Sirrine
Office of Continuing Education

          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
Program Assistant: Cara LeDuc
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
Program Assistant: Sandra Bach
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 Director: Richard Byham, MBA
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.

      In Ellensburg, 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 Ellensburg and online 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. Limited class offerings are available at CWU’s eight other campus locations.

      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.  

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