Engineering Technology

Excellent Career Opportunities!

The quality of Blue Mountain programs is proven in the performance of our graduates!

Engineering and Drafting Technology graduates are employed by a wide variety of public agencies and private firms in the Northwest. Career opportunities have been found with:

Private & Municipal Engineering Offices
State & Federal Transportation Departments
US Forest Service
County Planning and Road Departments
General Contractors
Land Surveyors
Modular Home and RV Manufacturers

Training Opportunities

BMCC's ET & Drafting Program offers ACI/ODOT Concrete Certification Programs and is committed to providing ongoing coursework and training opportunities for area employees and agencies. Customized training as well as ongoing weekend & evening training activities can be scheduled for Computer-Aided Drafting (AutoCAD & Microstation) and Geographic Information Systems (ESRI) through either Customized Training or Distance & Extended Learning Offices.

Contact our Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Michael Muller, BS, BArch 541-278-5782
Instructor

Ann Marie Hardin 541-278-5761
Instructor

Staff

Tedde Holcomb 541-278-5868
Academic Secretary

One Comprehensive Department

Engineering Technology Course Outcomes Syllabi - Click the link and then hold down the CTRL key and F to bring up the search box, the enter the course number.

Three Individual Programs

Drafting Technology

Drafting Technology is a two year Associate of Applied Science program for students interested in working as a Computer Aided Design drafter with planners, architects, engineers, and contractors. Core courses will expose students to three computer-aided design software programs as well as fundamentals in GIS/mapping, construction contract documents, surveying, and concrete testing. Drafting Technology students are required to complete work projects with area contractors and agencies as component of their course of study.

Career Opportunities

BMCC’s Drafting Technology Program works closely with an Advisory Board of local and regional business and industry partners to insure that students are exposed to current technologies in this dynamic field.

Computer Aided Design Drafter
Structural Steel Detailer
Surveyor Assistant
Engineering Field Technician
Construction Technician

A.A.S. Degree Requirements

Students who successfully complete an A.A.S./Drafting Technology degree will be able to demonstrate the following:

2D and 3D Computer-Aided Drafting Techniques
Complete Field Surveying Projects
Project Specification Manuals Review
Prepare Preliminary Construction Estimates
Demonstrate Teamwork on Design Projects

Skills and Aptitudes

The CET program places emphasis on "hands on" experience in most of the required coursework by focusing on tasks that technicians perform in industry-based positions. The skills and abilities expected of a technician in an engineering related field include:

Good Mathematics Skills
Visualization Skills
Ability to perform precise work
Good Communication & Team Work Skills

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology is a two year Associate of Applied Science program that trains students for entry level positions as technicians on civil engineering teams that design and build public works projects. Graduates of the CET program work for public agencies and private firms on the planning, construction and operation of water resource projects, transportation systems, and environmental control. Core courses offer a well-rounded background in construction estimation, structural design, surveying, concrete mix design and inspection as well as utilization of computer-aided design software.

Career Opportunities

BMCC’s CET Program works closely with an Advisory Board of local and regional business and industry partners to insure that students are exposed to current technologies in this dynamic field.

Computer Aided Design Drafter
Engineering Technician
Engineering Assistant
Project Manager Assistant
Construction Manager Assistant
Surveyor

A.A.S. Degree Requirements

Stduents who successfully complete an A.A.S./Engineering Technology  degree will be able to demonstrate the following:

Manual and Computer-Aided Drafting Techniques
Complete Field Surveying Projects
Project Specification Manuals Review
Prepare Preliminary Construction Estimates
Demonstrate Teamwork on Design Projects

Skills and Aptitudes

The CET program places emphasis on "hands on" experience in most of the required coursework by focusing on tasks that technicians perform in industry-based positions. The skills and abilities expected of a technician in an engineering related field include:

Good Mathematics Skills
Aptitudes for Problem Solving
Enjoy Investigating New Technologies
Good Communication Skills

Engineering Transfer Program

BMCC’s Transfer Engineering Program is designed to meet the needs of students who are planning to attend four-year universities. Transfer students will focus on completing university requirements for math, science and writing, as well as engineering courses that have been identified by a university advisor.

Transfer Opportunities

BMCC’s CET students have successfully transferred to engineering programs at OSU, PSU, Univ. of Idaho and WSU. In all cases, the students worked directly with advisors at the transfer institution to identify courses that were required by the individual programs. BMCC also has transfer agreements with the following institutions for the bachelor degrees noted:

Boise State University - Construction Management
Boise State University - Mechanical Engineering
Boise State University - Civil Engineering
Oregon Institute of Technology - Civil Engineering
Oregon Institute of Technology - Geomatics (Surveying)

Transfer Program Requirements

Students planning to transfer to university programs must complete university expectations for reading, writing and mathematics. It is highly recommended students make early contact with an advisor at the institution to which they plan to transfer. Requirements at each institution may vary by engineering field and often undergo changes during the student’s time at BMCC.

Transfer Schools' Web Links

It is the student’s responsibility to learn the program requirements of the school they plan to attend. Contact the schools listed below for additional information related to their individual programs.

Boise State University - http://coen.boisestate.edu/ce/home.asp
Oregon Institute of Technology - http://www.oit.edu/d/geociv
Oregon State University - http://engr.oregonstate.edu
Portland State University - http://www.cecs.pdx.edu
University of Idaho - http://www.engr.uidaho.edu