Renewable Materials: Science & Engineering
Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon State University
The Science & Engineering option is a flexible, math- and science-intensive option that allows students to design a personalized curriculum that opens doors to jobs that solve complex problems, create efficiencies, and foster intelligent use of renewable materials.
Wood is a renewable resource that is used to make many products that our society uses every day. Oregon is a leader in the manufacturing and utilization of wood products. There are exciting new technological advances in wood manufacturing that are rapidly expanding the opportunities to utilize wood as a building material. There is a strong job demand for these skills, and there are many scholarship opportunities for students and job opportunities for graduates with this degree.
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UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) to provide the Degree Partnership Program - with many ONLINE options. Students dual-enroll at UCC and OSU, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to UCC and OSU scholarships and services. Learn more.
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The Renewable Materials curriculum at UCC is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of course work necessary for application to the Renewable Materials professional program at Oregon State University, College of Forestry.
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- Renewable Materials: Advanced Wood Manufacturing: Associate of Science Degree
- Renewable Materials: Art & Design: Associate of Science Degree
- Renewable Materials: Management & Marketing: Associate of Science Degree
- Renewable Materials: Science & Engineering: Associate of Science Degree
- Forestry Degree Programs
- Natural Resources: Associate of Science Degree
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- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
The freshman and sophomore years at most universities are designated pre-engineering, with the junior and senior years designated professional engineering. Many of the transfer courses during the first two years of study are math, science and elective courses. At UCC, you can take the required core courses in smaller classroom settings and at lower cost than at four-year institutions. The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed.
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Jarred Saralecos - Contact
Associate Professor, Renewable Materials