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On-Ramp to Manufacturing

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Complete Interest Form

This class wrapped up in September 2021, but we’ll be offering it again in Winter term! Complete the interest form above to get on our list for future classes, and learn more about our last class below…

Want to work in Advanced Manufacturing?

We’re here to help you get there through education!

  • 5 weeks of classes offered at no cost to you
  • Attend all 3 sections or pick and choose
  • Make an informed decision about your future
  • Get support on your journey to becoming a PCC student
  • Build skills for success in school and on the job

All classes will be offered in-person at OMIC Training Center, located at 34001 NE Wagner Ct, Scappoose, OR 97056 for Columbia County students. For students in other counties, we are offering attendance through Zoom for Part 1 and Part 2, and in-person as space allows.

Part 1: Explore your options

Monday – Friday, August 16-20, 9am-12:30pm

Part 2: Onboarding to PCC

Monday – Friday, August 23-27, 10-11am

  • Get support with onboarding to PCC, connect with other students, and build skills for student success.
  • Meet each morning for a short lesson and check-in, then work on your onboarding steps at your own pace throughout the day.
Part 3: Build skills for manufacturing

Tuesdays – Fridays, August 31-September 17, 9am-12pm

  • Learn essential skills that will help you succeed in school and on the job.
  • Get experience drawing to scale, taking measurements, and working with an xArm robot to build knowledge and confidence.

Participate or learn more

Complete the interest form or contact Kali Giaritta with questions at mfgonramp-group@pcc.edu or 971-722-2175.


This program is funded through the Title III RISES Grant. Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. Contact Disability Services if you have a disability that requires services.