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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
Central Washington University
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Safety and Health Management Major, BS


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Coordinator
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, PhD, CSP

Advisors
Allen Sullivan, PhD
Michael Andler, senior lecturer

Program Information
The mission of the CWU Safety and Health Management (SHM) Program is to prepare our graduates to be safety and health professionals who have the technical proficiency to help create injury and incident-free workplace. 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.

Admission Requirements
SHM pre-major applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Major applications are accepted during spring quarter, and students officially start in the fall quarter. Admission to the program is based upon a review of completed prerequisite courses, and application materials. Please see the program application at www.cwu.edu/engineering.

Admission to any course requires a grade of C or higher 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 higher. Students must complete all CWU basic and breadth requirements prior to beginning 400-level SHM coursework.

Required Basic and Breadth Requirement Courses Credits: 30


Choose one of the following mathematics courses: (5)


Choose one of the following statistics courses: (5)


Choose one of the following management courses: (4-5)


Choose one of the following project management courses: (4-5)


Department-approved Elective Course Credits: 4-5


Total Credits: 129-132


Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department Information


College of Education and Professional Studies
Ellensburg
Hogue Technology Building, room 101
509-963-1756

www.cwu.edu/engineering
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Chair

Lad Holden, MT

Professors
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial/technology education
David Carns, MS, construction management
Craig Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology

Associate Professors
Roger Beardsley, MS, mechanical engineering technology
David Martin, construction management
Lad Holden, MT, electronics engineering technology
Darren Olson, PhD, industrial technology
P. Warren Plugge, PhD, construction management
Charles Pringle, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Sathyanarayanan (Sathy) Rajendran, PhD, CSP, ARM, LEED-AP, CRIS, safety and health management
Michael L. Whelan, PhD, construction management

Emeritus Professors
D. Ken Calhoun, EdD
Stanley A. Dudley, MEd
Robert M. Envick, EdD
Ronald M. Frye
Robert Wieking, PhD
Norman H. Wolford, MS
Taiqian Q. Yang, PhD
Tim Yoxtheimer, MS

Staff
Matthew Burvee, instructional and classroom support technician
Greg Lyman, instructional and classroom support technician
Shelley Spencer, department manager

Department Overview
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction offers BS and BAS degree programs in various technologies.

Accrediting Information
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 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET):

415 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone (410) 347-7700

Department Information
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.

College of Education and Professional Studies Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Paul Ballard, (Black Hall, room 228)

Associate Dean
Ethan Bergman, PhD RDN (Black Hall, room 228)
Associate Dean
VACANT (Black Hall, room 228)

Contact Information
509-963-1411
Fax: 509-963-1049
Mail Stop 7415
www.cwu.edu/education-professional-studies


The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is to prepare competent, enlightened citizens who will enhance their respective professions, commit themselves to socially responsible leadership, and help develop the global economy in a spirit of cooperation. Each academic unit of the college has developed specific goals to address this mission.

Graduates of the College of Education and Professional Studies programs are Professionally Prepared and Profession Ready, or P3R. Graduates enter the job force right after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on their profession.

Education

The Education programs at CWU are all about preparing students to enter the greatest profession in the world….Teaching! Our Education programs approach learning in a supportive and positive environment where students and staff share responsibility for knowledge, and where students and staff value working and learning together. Graduates enter their teaching positions after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on the students they teach.

CEPS facilitates communication between and among the respective disciplines that contribute to the preparation of educators, including teachers, school administrators, and school psychologists. Supporting the mission, purpose, and governance structure of CEPS is the constructivist philosophy-a belief that knowledge is actively created by learners and made meaningful when learners relate new information to prior knowledge.

The Teacher Preparation Program is administered through CEPS. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Preparation Program. Students must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and meet specific application criteria before being admitted. For more information about the Teacher Certification process, link to www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/.

Professional Studies

The Professional Studies at Central Washington University strives to deliver innovative applied science and technology programs that develop competent globally responsible citizens who contribute to their respective professions. The vision of Professional Studies at CWU is to be recognized as a premier learning community dedicated to providing relevant and authentic learning experiences.

College of Education and Professional Studies programs value:

  • Students
  • Excellence in teaching
  • A rigorous academic and learning environment
  • The preparation of students for successful careers
  • Accreditation and industry standards
  • Applied research
  • Creative, diverse and innovative ideas
  • Open, collaborative environments
  • Partnerships with external constituents
  • The use of current technology
  • Professionalism, integrity, and responsible citizenship
  • Life balance


For more information about the Departments and Programs, go to the departments listed below.

The Department of Aerospace Students (AFROTC). CWU’s Air Force ROTC detachment is designed to recruit, educate and commission officer candidates with a mission of developing quality leaders for the Air Force.

The Department of Aviation is a regional leader in professional aviation education, attracting individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of flight.  Established in 1975, it is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Professional Pilot and has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of the industry.

The Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum houses the Professional Education Program (PEP), Field Experiences, Instructional Foundations undergraduate degree, and Master Teacher Graduate Program.

The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction Management offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Construction Management, Safety and Health Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Technology Education.  The department also offers a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers degree programs in: Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising;  Business and Marketing Education;  Family and Consumer Sciences Education;  Family Studies; Global Wine Studies; and Recreation, Tourism and Event Management.  The department offers a graduate Master of Science with specializations in Family Studies and Career and Technical Education, and is the home of the International Sustainable Development Institute.  

The Department of Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies. Graduates in this department are prepared to enter careers as physical education and school health teachers or in a wide variety of public health/community settings. They also have master level degrees in School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Higher Education, Health, and Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration. 

The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) offers high demand undergraduate and graduate programs blending technical skills with soft skills in the areas of Administrative Management, Information Technology, Web and Database Management, Retail Management Technology, Network Management, Project Management, and Cybersecurity.  Degree programs are offered on campus, hybrid, 100% online, and self-paced competency based. Find out more: www.cwu.edu/it-management

The Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Education (LLSE) offers  programs for teacher candidates interested in developing educational pK-12 specialties in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language;  Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and Special Education. Each program leads to an endorsement for the Washington State teaching certificate.

The Department of Military Science (AROTC) houses the Army ROTC program at CWU. The mission of the Wildcat Battalion is to recruit, educate, coach, mentor and commission outstanding scholars, athletes and leaders inspired for service in our nation’s Army.

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans including clinical physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, and paramedicine.

The Department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children (TEACH) is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.


Department Chairs
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC): Richard Warr, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Peterson Hall, room 203)
Aviation: Sundaram Nataraja, PhD (Black Hall, room 225-1)
Educational Foundations and Curriculum: Ian Loverro, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)
Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction: Lad Holden, Master of Technology (Hogue Hall, room 107)
Family and Consumer Sciences: Rob Perkins, EdD and Duane Dowd, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 100)
Health, Educational Administration, and Movement Studies: Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Information Technology and Administrative Management: Robert Lupton, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 203)
Language, Literacy, and Special Education: Janet Finke, PhD (Black Hall, room 204-6)
Military Science (AROTC): Jonathan Ackiss, Lt. Colonel (Peterson Hall, room 202G)
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences: Keith Monosky, PhD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children: Keith Salyer, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)

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