Career and Educational Possibilities in Engineering and Physics
Engineering and Physics students, who share a share a common core of math, science, and skills courses, work closely with their advisor to develop transfer plans based on their degree and career goals. Students can complete an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree or an Associate of Science - Engineering Emphasis (AS) degree at COCC in preparation to transfer. Graduates with a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. degree in physics or engineering are prepared to launch careers in a wide variety of fields. For students wishing to stay local after completing coursework at COCC, OSU-Cascades in Bend offers a bachelor's degree in energy systems engineering and engineering science.
"The caliber of the faculty impressed me," recalls Cathy Tyler, chemical engineer with LONZA's manufacturing, science, and technology team, who was recently involved with the company's development of a new oncology medication. "The knowledge, the patience, and the coaching skills employed by the faculty were essential to my learning. Their encouragement was critical to my confidence and willingness to 'go for it,' to see what I am capable of." After COCC, Tyler received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.