Civil Engineering Technology

Sylvania ST 200 | Department Chair: Tara Nelson | Engineering Technology Advisor: Linda Browning | 971-722-8730

Information and Advising

Information and advising sessions are over until spring term. For more information contact advisor Linda Browning at

Are you interested in designing better bridges, keeping our drinking water safe, or preventing industrial pollution? CET is a program you can start with placement into basic algebra, Math 65. Graduates work for companies like AMEC (Earth and Environmental), Freightliner, or the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Employers need qualified people. It takes just two years of challenging study to get the skills you need to work as a civil engineering technician. Work with your classmates solving problems in environmental protection, designing safer highways, and other engineering applications.

Not sure what area of engineering you are interested in? Take ENGR100: Exploring Engineering.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Civil Engineering Technology: Green Technology and Sustainability
  • Two Year Certificate
    • Civil Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering student in class See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

University Transfer

Portland Community College offers freshman and sophomore course work in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, manufacturing and mechanical engineering tailored to the needs of students transferring to a four year institution. See General Engineering: University Transfer for more information.

Why PCC?

Most people know that community college costs are low and that classes are offered at convenient times and locations, but many aren't aware of the high quality of our instructors, labs, and student support services.

In additional to their academic backgrounds, all our engineering faculty have practical experience working for high tech manufacturers, consulting engineering firms, government agencies, and other "real world" employers. And that brings the "real world" right into the classroom. We also offer outstanding laboratory facilities and a wide array of student support services to help our students succeed.

Are you enrolled in and nearing completion of your certificate or degree?

The Professional Skills Training and Employment Project (ProSTEP) Training and employment placement services can help pay for short-term skill upgrade and industry-recognized certifications, two-year degree programs, internships, and On-the-Job Training in engineering fields.

Please plan to attend the Training Information and Scholarship workshops! Check the ProSTEP flyer for details.

What's Next?

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  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Complete an engineering application packet.
  3. After acceptance to the program, and before registering for classes, apply for admission to PCC.
  4. Contact us if you need help. You may also want to check out these helpful hints.

Course of Study


Employment Prospects

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Did You Know...

Over 7,000 new engineering jobs will be added in the Portland area over the next decade.