Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

History of Excellence, Industry Affiliation

Required advising

Students interested in the electronic engineering technology program must attend an information and advising session.

For more than 40 years, our Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program has produced graduates whose superior skills and abilities have helped them obtain excellent jobs and pursue advanced degrees. Many of our graduates have achieved upper-level positions as engineering managers and quality control technicians in some of the Northwest’s most reputable firms, including Intel, Biotronik, Sunset Solar, Cascade Microtech, and many Portland area hospitals including OHSU, Providence and the Veteran's Medical Center.

Our program is at an institution accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission. In addition, our program offers unique flexibility with day and evening courses, "real-world" training, and quality instruction from those who possess advanced degrees and a broad range of industry experience.

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Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

EET Options

Students can earn the AAS degree listed above, or specialize in one of the following EET options, or both:

  • EET: Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • EET: Renewable Energy Systems
  • EET: Wireless and Data Communication Engineering Technology
  • EET: Mechatronics/Automation/Robotics Engineering Technology

Check the Programs, Disciplines & Course Descriptions for the details of each specialization.

Certificates

Transferable Credits

The EET program and all its options have partial transferability into the BS EET program of the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), and into many BS EET programs. Contact the Engineering Technology Advisor, Linda Browning, if you have any questions, and view the OIT transfer guide.

PCC MakerSpace

As part of your EET training, you'll have access to the PCC MakerSpace, which features 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines for wearable tech, soldering stations, CADD access, classes, and more!

Engineering Innovation

Employers prefer college graduates, so where and with whom you study can make big difference. Our program’s difference is clear. Our Electronic Engineering Technology program has the breadth of courses, industry affiliations, and resources that enable you to begin your career in an innovative and enduring field. We understand getting started in electronic engineering isn't easy. That’s why we provide the right courses and resources so you get the skills and experience you need when you need it, whether you’re returning to school for a skills upgrade or just beginning your career.

What's Next?

  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