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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Engineering Technology?

At WWCC, you can prepare for an exciting career as an engineering tech. You’ll get hands-on training in two tools that are essential in the engineering field: CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). When you graduate, you’ll have in-demand skills that can lead to jobs on important road, utility and other infrastructure projects.

Careers in Engineering Technology

Engineering Changes the World

Engineers find creative solutions to everyday problems. They help build roads, bridges, dams and communication systems. They create machines and electronics. They design cars, aircrafts and space shuttles. They work in labs, on construction sites and in power plants. And engineering techs are right there with them. As a tech, you’ll have a front-row seat to this vital work—and play an important support role. It’s a great job for people who love to solve problems and see how things work.

Certificates & Degrees in Engineering Technology

With a short certificate in GIS or CADD, you can go after entry-level tech jobs in engineering. You can complete both certificates in less than a year and be on your way to a career fast. Or you can easily add them on to another degree.

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Engineering Technology Program Details

Entrance Requirements

Students may begin their study in fall, winter, or spring quarters. However, not all courses are offered all quarters and certain sequences begin only in fall. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit for more information. Also, several courses are offered on a continuation education basis without the need to be admitted to the program. Review prerequisites and consult with engineering faculty to confirm which courses may qualify.

Program Outcomes

  • Provide the skills necessary to enter the workforce as an entry level GIS or CADD Technician or Surveyor.
  • Remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of society.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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