PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s online Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program has expanded to include a master’s degree with a specialization in construction management and a new graduate certificate. The new courses and certificate will be offered starting summer 2013.

“Adding an emphasis in construction management is a natural extension for our popular program in engineering and technology management,” said John Ringo, director of the ETM program. “These new courses will enrich the curriculum for our current students and greatly benefit new students whose employment is closely associated with the construction management industry.”

Faculty from WSU’s School of Design and Construction Management will be teaching the new ETM courses, which will include project controls; conceptual cost estimating; integrated project delivery methods; sustainable construction materials, methods, and processes; and program and facilities management.

Rick Cherf, Don Poe Industry Faculty Instructor in WSU’s School of Design and Construction Management, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to reach more students through the ETM program.

“The construction industry is in the early stages of an accelerating and positive transformation due to increasing owner demand for value and an evolution in alternative project delivery methods,” Cherf said. “The construction management specialization with the ETM master’s degree and new graduate certificate will provide critical tools for managers that will allow them to be an integral part in this transformation.”

To receive the ETM construction management option, students will take the core courses required for a master’s degree in engineering and technology management and four electives in construction management. The new graduate certificate offered will be in facilities management. Four courses are required to earn the professional-rated certificate. The ETM program also offers seven certificates in engineering and technology management.

The ETM online program has been offering engineering and business professionals worldwide a master’s degree in engineering and technology management and graduate certificates since 1982. All courses are delivered live over the internet in an interactive setting and are archived for student review at anytime, from anywhere.

For more information on the ETM program and its new Construction Management Specialization and certificate, visit etm.wsu.edu and/or call 509-335-0125. Rick Cherf in WSU’s School of Design and Construction Management can be reached at 509-335-7458 or at rcherf@acm.wsu.edu.