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 $22.27 and $48.85 per hour. The average annual salary is $68,615.

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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. As part of your EET training, you’ll also have access to the PCC STEAM Centers, where you can learn 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, and other skills to include in your EET projects, whether for class assignments or just for fun. You will also be able to use our open lab times to continue developing your EET skills.

We understand getting started in electronic engineering isn’t easy. That’s why we provide the right courses and resources, including EET tutoring, 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.

As part of your training you may have the opportunity to get work experience with employers in the area before graduating: learn details about the EET and biomed co-op opportunities.

Our program prepares you to become an engineering technician. PCC has other options for you if you’re interested in becoming an engineer.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Biomedical Engineering Technology Option2 years
Associate Degree: Electronic Engineering Technology2 years
Associate Degree: Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics Engineering Technology Option2 years
Associate Degree: Renewable Energy Systems Option2 years
Associate Degree: Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology Option2 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 flexibility, real-world training, and quality instruction from faculty who possess advanced degrees and a broad range of industry experience.

What will you do?

Many of our graduates are hired as engineering 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 Institute of Technology (OIT) and other BS EET programs. See how credits transfer to OIT. If you have any questions related to this agreement please contact the EET Department Chair Sanda Williams or eet-advising-group@pcc.edu.

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