The Oregon Green Technician Certificate provides the foundational skills needed for a variety of industries associated with green jobs.
UCC's certificate is designed to meet the unique needs of rural Oregon, where companies tend to be smaller. Many occupations may have only one or two local job openings, and employers need workers with basic technical skills that can transfer to different kinds of work and work settings. In addition to technical skills, you will also receive specific instruction in sustainability and green practices.
The program is a partnership between The Oregon Consortium-Oregon Workforce Alliance, local Workforce Investment Act service providers, such as Umpqua Training and Employment, and nine Oregon community colleges. The colleges deliver the program jointly using a combination of online instruction and hands-on labs. The core content and related instruction will be 45 credits. The program content is standardized and fully transferable across/among the participating colleges.
- Blue Mountain Community College
- Central Oregon Community College
- Clatsop Community College
- Columbia Gorge Community College
- Linn-Benton Community College
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- Tillamook Bay Community College
- Treasure Valley Community College
- Umpqua Community College
The certificate serves as a solid foundation if you wish to increase your skills via additional education or on-the-job training in occupations such as millwright or electrical apprenticeships, industrial machinery mechanics and equipment installers and technicians. The certificate also serves as excellent preparation if you wish to increase your skills via additional education or on-the-job training for a variety of green occupations, such as wind turbine technicians, energy systems auditors, photo-voltaic solar technicians and installers, and wave energy technicians.
The primary intended outcome of the Green Certificate program is placement in a variety of entry-level positions across a number of industry sectors, building an in-demand set of skills that will allow program graduates to advance rapidly in a variety of current and emerging occupational areas across Oregon’s rural communities.
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Jesse Morrow - Contact
Dean of Career & Technical Education
Robin VanWinkle - Contact