Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Program overview

By obtaining our associate degree, you gain a competitive edge. Instead of maintaining and repairing equipment, it may mean you manage equipment and plan for the future. We offer cooperative work experience as part of the FMT – HVAC/R associate degree program. Under this program, you may work at any number of area facilities for approximately 240 hours. An agreement is made between the student, the FMT – HVAC/R program, and an employer, and your grade is based on a student evaluation completed by your employer. Such real-world experience allows you to gain the skills that make you more employable.

Time requirement

Course summary 1-year certificate 2-year certificate
Length of training 12 months 24 months
Credits per term (full-time student) 12 12
Total instructional hours 1,530* 3,060*
Hours per week 34* 34*
Total number of instruction weeks 44 88
Total weeks from beginning to end 50 100

*Approximate / average seat hours

For term start and end dates, vacations, and holiday closures, see the academic calendar.

Student costs

Note: These are approximate program expenses for a two-year degree in Facilities Maintenance Technology.

Expense Approximate cost
Tuition charges, technology fees, student activity fees, lab fees See tuition and fees
Possible third-party billing $40
Brazing certification (industry required but not offered by PCC) $195-$250
CFC certification (industry required but not offered by PCC) $125
Books and supplies $1,800
Tools: TI-86 calculator, required $190
Tools: See toolbox list below, required $485.97

Estimated costs for the program: $12,174.74

PCC has a variety of financial aid options and scholarship opportunities available for students.