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Credit classes offered at the WSU Extension Island County office

Coupeville, WASH. – Beginning this semester WSU Everett students will be attending classes in Coupeville for courses they are enrolled in at Washington State University.

A student sits at a desk looking at 2 big monitors on the wall. 1 monitor shows a classroom in another city.
A student sits in the remote classroom in the WSU Extension Island County office.

Two WSU Everett engineering students will take a total of four classes at the WSU Extension Island County in Coupeville. One software engineering student is transferring from Skagit Valley College in Oak Harbor. The other is a senior electrical engineering student finishing up his undergraduate degree and is taking a class based at WSU Pullman.

The WSU Extension Island County office has an approved classroom-quality video link, which allows students access to a large number of WSU courses. The classroom has dual monitors so students can see the professor and other students plus any visual presentation.

The system includes a voice-activated camera which zeros in on whoever is speaking, so the professor can interact directly with that student. The system has been in place for just over a year, but has so far only been used to bring in seminars and meetings from Pullman. This is the first semester where students enrolled in classes will be taking advantage of this educational opportunity in pursuit of a degree.

The range of courses available from the WSU Everett campus includes Data Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality Business Management, Integrated Strategic Communication, Mechanical Engineering, and Organic and Sustainable Agriculture. There are no additional costs to attend courses at the Coupeville office and students enrolled in courses are given priority in reserving the room.

Students interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should contact their academic coordinator to determine if this is a viable option for them. Students can visit the WSU Extension Island County office at 406 N. Main Street in Coupeville.

Media Contacts

Tim Lawrence, WSU Extension, Island County, (360) 639-6061