Student testing soil in the CCET lab

Why choose Civil and Construction Engineering Technology at PCC?


The Oregon Employment Department reports that Portland-area civil and construction engineering technicians earn between $29.55 and $44.15 per hour. The average annual salary is $75,959.

Are you seeking a career where you play a pivotal role in designing and building important projects? Consider Civil and Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) at PCC. You will learn how to be an integral team member to build safe roads, design better structures, and provide clean water to create a better future for your community. The CCET program offers a great return on your tuition investment with a stable, well-paying career path with local job opportunities that build our community.

Get a quality education

The CCET program has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art technology, experienced instructors, and student resources that offer support every step of the way. Our faculty have practical experience working for consulting engineering firms, construction firms, government agencies, and other employers. That experience brings the real world right into the classroom, so you will be job-ready when you graduate.

Learn relevant skills

Local civil and construction engineering technicians currently working in the field helped design our classes to assure your training applies to your career. CCET has an active Industry Advisory Board which guides and supports the training within the program.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Civil and Construction Engineering Technology2 years


What will you learn?

You will receive a well-rounded education that combines instruction in:

  • Computer-aided drafting
  • Surveying
  • Estimating
  • Inspection
  • Plan reading
  • Project management
  • Materials testing

PCC’s program is also designed to develop skills in:

  • Computer programming and software use
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organizing and solving problems

What will you do?

As a civil and construction engineering technician, you will help engineers plan, design, and construct infrastructure and buildings in both the public and private sectors. Typical projects include:

  • Airports and transportation systems
  • Bridges
  • Buildings and structures
  • Coastal improvements
  • Dams
  • Highways and roadway design
  • Land development projects
  • Rapid transit facilities
  • Residential and commercial complexes
  • Stormwater control facilities
  • Utilities
  • Water and wastewater treatment plants

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