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Get EXCITE(D) at PCC Rock Creek
Photos and Story by Mark Evertz
ROCK CREEK — Exploring Careers In Science and Technology (EXCITE) is a tuition-free career exploration course being offered by Portland Community College at its Rock Creek Campus on Tuesday evenings throughout fall term. EXCITE, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 22, is currently registering students for Fall 1998.
EXCITE allows students to explore three exciting career areas, microelectronics, biotechnology and environmental science in a fun and hands-on format. Students experience what happens in a biotechnology lab, or can discover how photo-lithography and etching are used in a microelectronics environment.
It is an easy way to explore the match between personal goals and skills, job opportunities and the expanding careers in science and technology, according to Pam Waring, a career development specialist at Rock Creek.
Sharon Hettma, a winter term student in EXCITE says of the class, "it was a great experience, …especially the hands-on part. This course renewed my interest in completing my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at PSU."
Chris Curington, a spring term student appreciated the chance to explore the two-year Microelectronics program. "We received encouragement from the instructors and invited speakers to further our education, and got a real feel about working in a fab work environment," he said. "Since completing the course, I have decided to enroll in the Microelectronics program."
EXCITE is being offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Rd. Assistance is available for low-income students thanks to support from the Intel Foundation.
For more information contact Paul Halloran at 614-7438.