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Why choose Engineering at PCC?

Engineers collaborate to create solutions for real-world living. If you like solving problems, helping others, and making the world a better place, PCC has options for you!

Want to become an engineer?

An engineer is primarily tasked with the design and development of technology, machines, and equipment.

Become an engineer by starting your freshman and sophomore coursework at PCC, then transferring to a four year University as a Junior, and earning a bachelors degree from the University.

  1. Get started by taking Engineering 101.
  2. Follow the advising guides and create a course plan.
  3. Get in touch with us if you have any questions!
Want to be job-ready in two years?

Engineering technicians deal more with the hands-on application of technology, assembling and testing machines and equipment.

Become an engineering technician by getting your Associate of Applied Science Degree at PCC. Choose from these options:

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university


What will you learn?

The fundamentals to prepare you for a bachelor’s degree in:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical & computer engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Renewable energy engineering

What will you do?

The Oregon Employment Division forecasts that engineering job openings in the Portland area will grow 18.7% through 2027. They also report the average annual salary of an engineer in Portland is $87,758.

Next steps

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