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Resources for Students

Degree and Certificate Options

Renewable Energy Systems: EET Option: The most comprehensive Renewable Energy Systems (RES) training offering in the State of Oregon preparing technicians for solar power, wind power, fuel cell, and other renewable energy fields.

Energy Tech Programs: Microelectronics has two new programs geared toward preparing PCC students for technical careers in the solar industry, the AAS Degree in Microelectronics Technology, and a COC in Solar Voltaic Manufacturing Technology. The COC is a short program consisting of approximately 13 credits, the majority of these credits are transferable to the Solar Voltaic AAS degree (which consists of 95 credits)


The Sustainability Focus Award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability-related courses. The award is designed to encourage students to learn and to see environmental issues from multiple perspectives and to increase their experience in this multi-disciplinary topic.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the Student Sustainability Hub for events and volunteer opportunities on PCC campuses! To track and register for volunteer opportunities follow our GivePulse page.

Class Integration

Check out the Student Sustainability Hub to find classes in the current turn that include sustainability as a component of their curricula.

Resources for Staff

Green Teams

Green Teams are self-organized groups of employees committed to advancing sustainability efforts on each campus. Green Teams meet about once a month to connect and celebrate their accomplishments, reflect on shortcomings, and share ideas. These meetings also serve as a platform for collaborative education, community building, and innovation.

Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)

The Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) is a multi-sector network of educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, organizations, and community members collaborating to promote sustainability education in the Portland Metro region, including Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.

Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resources Council (SPARC)

The Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resources Council (SPARC) leads the PCC effort to instill sustainability in our educational offerings.

Sustainability Community-Based Learning (CBL)

Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a teaching method that integrates reciprocal partnerships, community engagement, and critical reflection to meet institutional and course outcomes while developing individual, civic, and social responsibility. At PCC, the CBL program provides support across all disciplines by assisting faculty with community-based learning course implementation, professional development, and resources. The Sustainability Department is excited to support and collaborate with faculty to create positive learning experiences for students at PCC around sustainability challenges.

Check out Sustainability Community Based Learning (CBL) to learn more about how to work with Sustainability on a CBL project.

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