Redmond Technology Education Center
The Redmond Technology Education Center is located on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive, across from the Redmond Airport. The 34,000-square-foot building houses technology-centered programs that allows students to train for current and future family-wage jobs. The $12.5 M building was designed by BBT Architects and built by Kirby Nagelhout Construction company. The Center opened for Fall 2014 classes.
An essential aspect of COCC's vision for the facility is its adaptability for future needs. Ten years from now and beyond, the facility will be able to support training in technologies that are unknown today. To provide this flexibility, the Technology Education Center was designed with modifiable spaces as well as expansion space and large exterior access doors to allow for removing old and installing new equipment.
Automotive Technology Program
A two-year degree option in Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics (TED) is offered at the Redmond Technology Education Center. This degree emphasizes electric and hybrid power systems, clean diesel and on-board vehicle networking knowledge needed to repair the continually evolving electronics in today's vehicles. The automotive program occupies a large percentage of the space in the Technology Education Center.
This degree will be in addition to the current master automotive technician certificate and an associate degree in automotive management, with an emphasis on electrical systems. The COCC Automotive Technology program is re-accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
The Student Commons expands student support and access. On certain days, students may also access CAP services, Financial Aid, eLearning support, and tutoring.
RTEC Student Commons Collection:
- Books were purchased with Library Services and Technology Act funds granted by the State Library of Oregon, supporting coursework and programs taught on the Redmond campus, as well as Madras and Prineville. Programs include: Vet Tech, Early Childhood Education, Manufacturing, Welding and Transfer programs. Books were also selected to support student interest in fiction, graphic novels, current events and lifelong learning.
- The collection includes children’s literature centering indigenous voices, Latinx voices, equity and access for LGBTQIA+ peoples, and books that center on family, community and resilience. These works extend the mission of the Children’s Literature Equity & Resource Center located in Barber Library on the Bend campus.
- This collection will also feature print newspapers and journals supporting Redmond campus programs and student interest in current events.
- This is a print-based collection. Large collections of e-books and e-journals are available from all COCC campuses and are accessible to any COCC student using any device from any location.
We look forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff to the Redmond Student Commons!