Civil Engineering Technology

Sylvania ST 200 | Department Chair: Tara Nelson | Engineering Technology Advisor: Linda Browning | 971-722-8730

Required advising

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

Need help deciding?

Not sure if you want to transfer to a university to earn a Bachelors, or become a technician in two years or less? The classes aren't interchangable - get help choosing your path if you're not sure which option is right for you.

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.

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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