The Bellingham (WA) Herald (2/6, Cox) reports, "The Washington Engineering Institute, located in Barkley Village, is a new school that will offer one- and two-year certificate programs, as well as continuing education classes for professional engineers."
From the website: WEIS is: " A private institute providing engineering, surveying, and GIS certificate programs and classes to job seekers and industry."
Founded and operated by Dave and Katherine Bren, the program is as follows, "all students take the same first-year program, civil engineering technology. Then if they want to continue for a second year, they can specialize in construction engineering technology, surveying technology, GIS technology or continue with civil engineering technology. Professional engineers also can take some continuing education courses, mostly focused on technology training, or they can take a class that's part of the certificate programs if there is space available." The instructors will be practicing engineers.