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Student working in the EET lab

For more than 50 years, Portland Community College’s Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program has produced graduates whose superior skills and abilities have helped them obtain excellent jobs and pursue advanced degrees.

Why choose Electronic Engineering Technology at PCC?


The Oregon Employment Department reports that Portland area electronic engineering technicians earn between $21.86 and $44.23 per hour. The average annual salary is $66,380.

Portland Community College’s difference is clear. PCC’s 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 to upgrade your skills or just beginning your career.

PCC Makerspaces

As part of your EET training, you’ll have access to the PCC Makerspaces, which feature:

  • 3D printers
  • CADD access
  • Classes
  • Laser cutters
  • Sewing machines for wearable tech
  • Soldering stations

Degrees and certificates

PCC offers many options to meet your goals: short-term certificates, two-year degrees, and university transfer options.

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Biomedical Engineering Technology2 years
Associate Degree: Electronic Engineering Technology2 years
Associate Degree: Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology2 years
Associate Degree: Renewable Energy Systems2 years
Associate Degree: Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology2 years
Career Pathway Certificate: Electronic Engineering TechnologyLess than 1 year


What will you learn?

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

Learn more on the advising guide and program costs pages.

What will you do?

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:

  • Biotronik
  • Cascade Microtech
  • Intel
  • OHSU Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • Sunset Solar
  • Veteran’s Medical Center

Transferable credits

The EET program and all its options have partial transferability into the BS EET program of Oregon Technical (OIT) and many other BS EET programs. See how credits transfer by catalog year: OIT transfer 2018-2019 and OIT transfer 2019-2020. If you have any questions related to this agreement please contact the EET Department Chair Sanda Williams or OIT’s BSEET Program Director, Dr. Aaron Scher. Linda Browning, Student Resource Specialist can also answer questions.

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 interchangeable – get help choosing your path if you’re not sure which option is right for you.

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