Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Required advising

Students must attend an information and advising session to apply for the program.

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 the City of Portland, AKS Engineering, RedBuilt, and Power Engineers. 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.

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

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

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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.

What's Next?

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  1. Attend an information session
  2. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since this is a restricted entry program, you should choose Associate of General Studies for now. Your major will be changed once you've applied and been accepted into the program.
  3. Plan how you'll pay for college
    • Talk with the advisor for this program, Linda Browning, about the National Science Foundation scholarship.
  4. Complete an engineering application