Engineering Technology Programs Prepare Students for Green Jobs
Last month the Worksource Oregon Employment department released the publication The Greening of Oregon's Workforce: Jobs, Wages and Training. This publication identifies the top 25 green occupations that require education beyond a high school degree. The Engineering Technology and Engineering Transfer programs at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) prepare students for 11 of these occupations.
Through the MHCC Engineering Technology programs, students can begin their careers in green occupations such as surveyors, civil engineering technicians and urban planners. Students become familiar with emerging green building design and construction technologies. Courses cover topics such as Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating systems, renewable and alternative energy and sustainable design methods. This is in addition to the typical engineering technology education that teaches students computer aided engineering, drafting and project management skills.
For more information on MHCCs Engineering Technology and Engineering Transfer programs, contact the Engineering and Computer Science department at 503-491-7292.