PULLMAN, Wash. — Registration is now underway for Puget Sound area engineers and students interested in taking junior-level introductory classes on structures and microprocessors at any one of three Puget Sound community colleges Jan. 12 through May 7.
The courses are taught by Washington State University faculty via a two-way telecommunication system and the Internet. They are scheduled evenings and early mornings at Bellevue, North Seattle, and Green River community colleges.
Civil Engineering professors Bill Cofer and Ken Fridley from Pullman will teach the introduction to structures classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m., with classes available at North Seattle and Green River community colleges. The course covers structural analysis and design, deflections, loads, design philosophy and more.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science instructor Hugh Rice from WSU Vancouver teaches the introduction to microprocessor course, about digital components, circuits, number representation, organization, instruction sets and system design. It will be presented Thursdays from 7:45-9:25 a.m. and goes to NSCC, BCC, Green River and Boeing educational sites.
This is the fourth semester in which WSU has offered junior-level engineering courses as part of the “2+1+1 program” in the Seattle area. People earn associate degrees or two years of engineering education at local colleges, then take one year through the distance program, and finalize the last year in residence at an accredited four-year institution.
WSU faculty will be at the community colleges the first week of December. To make appointments, or to learn how to register, phone 1-800-4WSU. To learn more about 2+1+1, check the web site, .

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