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SEAS Certificate

Undergraduate Certificates

Below is a list of undergraduate certificates available for SEAS. Please see the bottom of the page for more information on how to apply for an undergraduate certificate.

 

Automation Certificate

Reference Number: 1726

Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program provides an understanding of the skills of direction, definition, design. development/application, deployment, documentation and support of systems, software and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration and operational consulting as they apply to automation professionals.  This 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 328, 343, and 370 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 301, 342, 352, 356, 394, or 396.  (Each course, except AMS 328 and AMS 301, is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.) For more information on the Automation Certificate, please contact Dr. Bryan Reaka at bryan.reaka@wku.edu.

Food Processing and Technology Certificate

Reference Number: 1718

Minimum Hours for Certificate: 12

The certificate in Food Processing and Technology is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the food industry or for professionals working in the food processing industry who have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree in another field.  The certificate will equip its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills in food processing, food safety, and food regulations to succeed and broaden their careers opportunities in the food industry.

The certificate in Food Processing and Technology requires completion of 12 credit hours. The required courses are as follows: AMS 301 (spring offering), AMS 303 (summer offering), AMS 352 (fall offering) and AMS 395 (summer offering).

For more information contact Dr. John Khouryieh at hanna.khouryieh@wku.edu or see the handout for the Certificate in Food Processing & Technology

Manufacturing and Logistics Certificate

Reference Number: 1727

Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program provides an understanding of the relationships between the process and product requirements of a manufacturing activity in order to analyze design and develop the concepts needed to assemble integrated systems.  The focus is on distribution, warehousing and material handling.  This 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 356 394, and 396 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 163/205, 301, 310, 342, 352, 371, 390, or 430.  (Each course, except AMS 163 and AMS 301, is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.) For more information on the Manufacturing & Logistics Certificate, please contact Dr. Bryan Reaka at bryan.reaka@wku.edu.

Manufacturing Processing and Technology Certificate

Reference Number: 1728

Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program prepares individuals to apply manufacturing processing and technology skills in support of industrial operations.  It focuses on the requirements and selection criteria for the integration of technology into simple and complex industrial activities.  The 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 342, 371, and 396 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 217, 227, 271, 301, 343, 352, 356, 370, or AGMC 371 & 372.  (Each course, except AMS 271, AMS 301 and AGMC 371 & 372 is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.) For more information on the Manufacturing Processing & Technology Certificate, please contact Dr. Bryan Reaka at bryan.reaka@wku.edu.

Six Sigma and Quality Certificate

Reference Number: 1729

Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

Six sigma lean principles for quality assurance have been applied successfully in business, engineering, health services, sciences, education and media. Industry offers substantial compensation to six sigma certificate holders. This 12-hour program consists of three required courses – AMS 271, 371, and 394, and one elective course chosen from AMS 227, 310, 342, 352, 356, 390, 396, and 430. (Each course, except AMS 271 is also offered online as a sequence of 3-hour modules.)

For more information on the Six Sigma and Quality Certificate and required certificate please contact Dr. Greg Arbuckle at greg.arbuckle@wku.edu

Surveying Certificate

Reference Number: 1700
Minimum Hours for Minor: 15

Undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering or post-graduate students with baccalaureate degrees in civil
engineering, mining, or agricultural engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
(ABET) may obtain a Certificate in Land Surveying (reference number 1700) in order to pursue licensure as a
professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky by completing the following courses (15 hours): AMS 163, CE 160 and
CE 161, CE 380 and CE 381, and CE 378 and CE 379.
Post-graduate students with baccalaureate degrees in majors other than civil engineering, mining or agricultural
engineering may obtain a Certificate in Land Surveying in order to pursue licensure as a professional surveyor in the
state of Kentucky by completing the same courses as listed for the minor in land surveying (26 hours). See minor in
land surveying.

Many of these minor courses also can be used to obtain a minor or certificate in GIS through the WKU Geography/Geology Department at http://www.wku.edu/gis/

 

Certificate Application Process

If you are seeking an undergraduate certificate as a stand-alone program, you will follow the standard application process at www.wku.edu/admissions based on your student classification (freshman, transfer, readmit).

If you are adding a certificate program to a bachelor's degree, please do the following the semester prior to completion of the certificate program.

Step 1: Find the Certificate Program Reference Number and Name of Program in the Undergraduate Catalog

Step 2: Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Program Form

Step 3: Obtain program approval signatures from department offering the certificate program

Step 4: Pay the $15.00 application fee on TopNet

For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit our website at wku.edu/financialaid/certificates.php.

 

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 Last Modified 8/31/17