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PCC Microelectronics Scholarships Ready for the Taking
Photos and Story by James Hill
The jobs are there in Oregon’s fast growing semiconductor industry and Portland Community College and Washington County will help you get started. County residents interested in building a career as a technician or establishing professional roots in the industry can look to PCC for possible financial help with their studies.
The PCC Microelectronics Technology department has academic scholarships available for the 2000-01 school year. The scholarships will pay for tuition, books and fees for one year and are renewable for an additional year. Applicants will be informed if they receive a scholarship within two weeks of applying. Deadline for applications is Monday, Sept. 25.
People interested in the scholarships must meet certain parameters to qualify. In addition to residency in Washington County, applicants must be able to demonstrate entry-level readiness for microelectronics. Proficiency in Math 95 and Writing 121 through PCC course work, or another accredited institution, and demonstrated proficiency in PCC’s ASSET placement test is required. Students must also maintain full-time status and receive a minimum grade of "C" in classes each term.
The Microelectronics Technology department is located at the PCC Workforce Training Center located at the Capital Center at 18624 N.W. Walker Road and 185th Ave. For more information about the available scholarships and how to sign up, contact the department at 503-533-2702.