Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Information and Advising

Weekly Information and Advising sessions for Winter term (January) begin Wednesday, October 7 and continue through December 9. If you are interested in applying for the Civil or Mechanical Engineering Technology program, please plan to attend one session.

Sylvania campus, AM 105
Wednesdays beginning October 7, 12:30-1:30pm

No preregistration required. Purchase a parking permit on the way in.

For information and advising, please contact linda.browning@pcc.edu.

Mechanical Engineering students learn to use math, science and communications to solve real life problems in climate control systems, manufacturing, and improving energy efficiency. Students develop drafting skills by using computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD) and learn to work in teams to solve problems. PCC's small classes and support systems help you succeed. Courses are transferable to OIT in Mechanical or Manufacturing Technology at either the Klamath Falls or Portland Metro site.

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
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology: Green Technology and Sustainability
  • Two Year Certificate
    • Mechanical 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 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.

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

Reboot NW

WorkSource has an exciting new training opportunity for Manufacturing and Information Technology careers. Learn information about training opportunities funded through the Reboot grant.