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Portland Community College mining engineering

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Information about Portland Community College mining engineering, registering for required degree courses, and taking tests for free online. Engineering is one of the fastest-growing job areas, and for good reason. As the consumer electronics industry expands, engineers are increasingly in demand. If you complete the mining engineering program, for example, there are a variety of concentrations that may appeal to you such as petroleum engineering, mineral exploration, or alternative energy. Further, due to advances in mining engineering technology, there is a growing shortage of mineral engineering graduates, and of skilled technical engineers in general. Please use the form above to request admissions info for Portland Community College.

Mining techniques have dramatically transformed over many years, with technological advances improving efficiency and safety. In the discovery stage of mineral exploration, mining engineers work closely with geologists to identify minerals and assess reserve quantities. Mineral engineers may then drill core samples and conduct surface surveys, searching for specific compounds and ores. Unless the mineral exploration is done on public lands, the property owners may play a significant role in mining exploration.

Generally, mining is either done from the surface or underground. Surface mining requires the stripping of surface vegetation, dirt, and if necessary, layers of bedrock in order to reach buried ore deposits. Additionally, explosives may be called for in order to facilitate breakage. Hard minerals such as limestone, sand, gravel, and slate are generally quarried into a series of benches. Strip mining, on the other hand, is more appropriate for softer minerals such as clays and phosphate. In-situ mining can be done from the surface using dissolving agents, retrieving the ore via pumps. Finally, hydraulic jets may be utilized to wash away the overburden or to clear out the ore itself.


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Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
    Portland, OR
$ (low) $ (low) very small Program Info
University of Portland
    Portland, OR
$$$$ $$$$ large Program Info
Reed College
    Portland, OR
$$$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Pacific Northwest College of Art
    Portland, OR
$$$$ $$$$ small Program Info
Western Seminary
    Portland, OR
$ (low) $ (low) small Program Info
Portland Community College
    Portland, OR
$ (low) $$ very large Program Info
University of Western States
    Portland, OR
$$ $$ medium Program Info
Multnomah University
    Portland, OR
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Southwestern Oregon Community College
    Coos Bay, OR
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Oregon Institute of Technology
    Klamath Falls, OR
$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Willamette University
    Salem, OR
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Western Oregon University
    Monmouth, OR
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Clackamas Community College
    Oregon City, OR
$ (low) $$$ large Program Info
Eastern Oregon University
    La Grande, OR
$$ $$ medium Program Info
Lane Community College
    Eugene, OR
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Rogue Community College
    Grants Pass, OR
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Klamath Community College
    Klamath Falls, OR
$ (low) $$ small Program Info
Treasure Valley Community College
    Ontario, OR
$ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info


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The Fundamentals of Engineering exam should be taken immediately after earning a bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited program. Engineers who pass this exam are called engineers in training (EIT), or engineer interns. After meeting work experience requirements, engineer interns can attempt a second certifying exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam. Thereafter, acquisition of a professional engineering license enables management of junior engineers, the ability to sign off on engineering projects, and provide services directly to the public. Wages vary by employer and location. Aside from salary, most engineering jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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Portland Community College mining engineering

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Portland Community College mining engineering
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219


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