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Columbia County Center

34001 NE Wagner Ct, Scappoose, OR 97056 | 971-722-1818
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The Columbia County Center is PCC’s first physical location in Columbia County. The center hosts a range of educational opportunities, highlighted by the new Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Training Center.

For transportation options, see the Columbia County Rider.

Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Training Center

Patty Hawkins, OMIC Director
Francois Wevers
, OMIC Industry Outreach & Training Coordinator
Shawna Bechtel, Lead Administrative Assistant
David Poole, Student Success & Career Coach
Sarah Burns, Fab Lab Coordinator

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For updates on the OMIC Training Center and other PCC activity in Columbia County, sign up for the Columbia County Connection Newsletter.

You can also follow the OMIC Training Center on LinkedIn.

Information sessions

During the information session, students interested in OMIC Training Center courses and certificates will receive an overview and learn about placement testing, attendance policies, counseling, and registration.

Participants must register in advance for Zoom meetings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please contact our department.

PCC’s Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Training Center (OMIC) is designed to inspire and prepare Oregon’s workforce for good-paying jobs and careers in advanced manufacturing through industry-driven training that meets the current and future needs of Oregon employers.

The OMIC Training Center is part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center initiative, which brings together industry, academia, and government to address the problems facing Oregon manufacturers through a combination of applied research and development and workforce training. The unique collaborative model supports the development of innovative technologies, processes, and materials, as well as the skilled workforce needed to fill high-demand advanced manufacturing jobs.

The Training Center will offer a variety of manufacturing-related training programs ranging from traditional career and technical education training to apprenticeship models that combine on-the-job training with classroom and lab instruction. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, professionalism, and placing graduates into high-demand manufacturing jobs, students can complete an apprenticeship program and/or an associate’s degree or certificate leading to an advanced degree.

Classes at Columbia County Center

We work in close collaboration with industry partners to help close the opportunity gaps that prevent students from pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.  Topics include career technical training, adult education, and more.  Contact an admission advisor to help you get started.

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