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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering Technology Department

Industrial & Engineering Technology Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
Ellensburg (E)
Hogue Hall, room 101
CWU-Des Moines (DM)

509-963-1756 (E)
206-439-3800 (DM)
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Interim Chair

William Bender, PhD

William Bender, PhD, construction management
David Carns, MS, construction management
Craig Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology
Taiqian Q. Yang, PhD, electronics engineering technology

Associate Professors
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial/technology education
Lad Holden, MT, electronics engineering technology
Darren Olson, PhD, industrial technology
Michael L. Whelan, PhD, construction management

Assistant Professors
Roger Beardsley, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Nathan Davis, MA, electronics engineering technology
John O’Neill, MPA, safety and health management
P. Warren Plugge, PhD, construction management
Charles Pringle, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, PhD, safety and health management

Emeritus Professors
D. Ken Calhoun, EdD
Stanley A. Dudley, MEd
Robert Wieking, PhD
Tim Yoxtheimer, MS

William Cattin, MS, industrial technology
Juan Robertson, PhD, MSET (DM)

Matthew Burvee, instructional and classroom support technician
Arthur Morken, instructional and classroom support technician
Susan Van de Venter, office manager

Department Overview
The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology 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 Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
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.

Construction Management (BS)
Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)
   Computer Engineering Technology
   Electronic Systems
Industrial Technology (BS, BAS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
   Mechanical Technology
   Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Education (Broad Area) (BS)
Industrial Education (BS)
Safety and Health Management (BS, BAS)

Construction Safety
Industrial Technology
Safety and Health Management
Traffic Safety Education

Safety and Health Management Program

Hogue Hall, room 107

Fax: 509-963-1795

John O’Neill, MPA
Michael L. Whelan, PhD

Program Information
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.

Admission Requirements
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. 



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