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Oregon Tech's curriculum is focused on applied technologies, engineering, health professions, applied sciences, and management. Our faculty teach the theory and the application of that theory through hands-on learning with the latest technology. Students are in laboratories, clinics, and out in the field within their first term. Faculty members know their areas of expertise because they have worked in their field and maintain those professional connections.

Small class sizes and a low student to faculty ratio of 20:1 make for an intimate learning environment at Oregon Tech. The university is a student-centered learning atmosphere where faculty teach their own classes and instruct their own labs, mentor and advise students, and provide guidance on research and externships.

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Pre-professional Programs

Pre-professional programs are offered in Klamath Falls.

Alphabetical List of All Programs and Departments

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Accounting Option (Management)

Our Management curriculum is designed to provide students with solid preparation for leadership in today's high-tech business environments or to pursue professional licensure or MBA studies.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Oregon Tech Wilsonville offers undergraduate and graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). These courses are designed to provide the rigorous training in ABA that will prepare professionals working in the field of autism to be ready to meet the need for well-qualified, credentialed providers at the state and national level.

Biology

At Oregon Tech we have designed two programs that prepare graduates for rewarding careers that require a strong foundation in biology. For medically-oriented options in biology, please visit the Biology-Health Sciences program. For outdoor or field-oriented biology, please visit the Environmental Sciences program.

Biology-Health Sciences

Health Sciences is akin to a pre-med major at other universities. It offers a strong preparation to apply to professional programs, exceeding the minimum requirements for highly competitive fields such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, and others. With dedicated faculty focused on teaching and small classes centered on fields with greater relevance to modern medicine, students are very successful in reaching their goals.

Civil Engineering

At Oregon Tech, Civil Engineering students can explore many facets of the profession, including structural, environmental, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Civil engineering focuses on responsible planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the nation’s infrastructure. Civil engineers design communities, highways, bridges, buildings, dams, and water and waste management systems.

Clinical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (also called Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science) prepares student for entry into the clinical laboratory science profession. Oregon Tech and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) jointly offer the Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science Program.

Communication Studies ›

All professions seek people with solid communication skills. Oregon Tech’s Communication Studies program allows students flexibility in designing a program that fits their life and career goals. Students choose core courses and electives from areas such as technical, organizational, and interpersonal communication.

Computer Engineering Technology ›

Students in Computer Engineering Technology learn computer systems along with the traditional aspects of applied engineering. The major is often referred to as “hardware.” The major actually prepares students to apply both hardware and software systems to computer applications.

Dental Hygiene ›

Oregon Tech's Dental Hygiene program provides a unique holistic approach that combines highly effective professional training with hands-on outreach opportunities. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply for examination and state licensure.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography  ›

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) uses special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body, which is later interpreted by a physician. Instructors teach DMS students to use high-frequency sound-wave imaging and Doppler instrumentation.

Echocardiography

The degree in Echocardiography, also referred to as cardiac ultrasound, prepares graduates to perform the safe, non-invasive method of obtaining ultrasound images for diagnosis of cardiac pathology in adult and pediatric patient populations.

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program at Oregon Tech is concerned with theory, concepts, and practices of applied electrical and electronics engineering by applying math, science, and engineering principles to engineering problems. Electrical engineering provides the most career opportunities in the engineering field.

Electronics Engineering Technology ›

The Oregon Tech Wilsonville EET program is designed to prepare graduates to assume engineering and technology positions in the electronics industry. This program also provides a solid preparation for students intending to continue to graduate school to pursue masters degrees in engineering, engineering management, MBAs, and JDs. Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology ›

The goal of the Embedded Systems program is to prepare students with the skills demanded by real-world industrial applications on diverse products like interactive multimedia, printers, medical equipment, avionics equipment, kitchen appliances, cell phones, and automotive engine management units.

Emergency Medical Services Management ›

The BS degree in EMS Management is a joint Oregon Tech Wilsonville / OHSU program that provides graduates with practical training in three core areas; general business management training, specific EMS industry management training, and finally advanced clinical training in critical care transport. This program is an excellent opportunity for practicing paramedics that desire to leverage their field knowledge and experience into a management position within their organization or would simply like to advance their 2-year degree into a Bachelors degree.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Option (Management) ›

Our Management curriculum is designed to provide students with solid preparation for leadership in today's high-tech business environments or to pursue professional licensure or MBA studies.

Environmental Sciences ›

In Environmental Sciences, students combine their interest in science and math with a knack for problem solving to help study and manage the Earth's natural resources and ecology. It offers several pathways including Watershed Science that can readily be tailored to biological interests and student research projects. Graduates often go on to careers with public and private agencies such as US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and the Nature Conservancy.

Geomatics

Geomatics is an exciting profession that fuses land surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), and advanced computer technology. Geomatics professionals use an integrated approach to measuring, analyzing and managing spatial data, employing high-tech equipment like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital photogrammetry, digital total stations, satellite and terrestrial remote sensing to create a detailed but understandable picture of the Earth's natural and man-made features.

Health Care Management

This program bridges two different disciplines and departments: Allied Health and Management. The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management offers emphasis in most of the Allied Health majors offered at Oregon Tech.

Humanities & Social Sciences Department

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department offers a wide variety of classes that meet the general education requirements for all students. In addition, these classes meet the lower-division requirements for college transfer students in many pre-professional programs.

Information Technology

Oregon Tech offers four options in the Information Technology degree: Accounting, Applications Development, Business/Systems Analysis, Health Informatics. The program provides a challenging, state-of-the-art education for those interested in learning the dynamic and growing field of information technology. The field is interdisciplinary with applications to all aspect of the economy.

Management

The Department of Management offers a variety of programs in Accounting, Health Care Management, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Health Informatics, Marketing, and Operations Management. Oregon Tech’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management (BAS) is designed specifically for students who have completed a technical Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree and are seeking career advancement into management or in their technical career field.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing engineers combine technology and management principles to design facilities, machinery and processes that meet business goals. They must understand the theory and applications of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD & CAM), computer simulation, robotics, electrical and fluid power, motion control, integrated control systems, machine design, facilities design, tool design and process analysis and design.

Marketing Option (Management) ›

Our Management curriculum is designed to provide students with solid preparation for leadership in today's high-tech business environments or to pursue professional licensure or MBA studies.

Mathematics, Applied ›

The department supports all mathematics courses needed by various majors on our campuses. Course work for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics is intended to provide a solid foundation of mathematical theory and a broad selection of applied work both in and outside mathematics.

Mechanical Engineering ›

Mechanical Engineering majors learn the theory and application of mechanical design and the process of developing a product that can improve society. Mechanical Engineering graduates obtain a working knowledge of core engineering disciplines including mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal science, and materials science. Mechanical Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology is a hands-on applied engineering program.

Mechanical Engineering Technology ›

At Oregon Tech, Mechanical Engineering Technology majors learn the theory and application of mechanical design and the process of developing a product that can improve society. Mechanical Engineering Technology majors work in many industries, and their work varies by industry and function. Some specialize in energy systems; applied mechanics; automotive design; manufacturing; materials; plant engineering and maintenance; pressure vessels and piping; and heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Natural Sciences Department

The Department of Natural Sciences prepares students for challenging, rewarding careers in health, biological, and environmental sciences. The department also provides courses in biology, chemistry, and physics in support of degrees in nursing, medical imaging, dental hygiene, respiratory care, management and engineering programs.

Nuclear Medicine Technology ›

Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) utilizes radio-pharmaceuticals to image physiological processes; similar to an X-ray from the inside-out. It is a major that combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine using radioactivity to construct images of organs and studies physiological processes for diagnostic, therapeutic and research purposes. The NMT program is one of a few Bachelor of Science degrees in Nuclear Medicine Technology in the U.S.

Nursing (with OHSU) ›

At Oregon Tech, students acquire sound clinical judgment and excellent technical skills, while completing all the lower-division requirements necessary to apply to the Oregon Health and Science University's (OHSU) School of Nursing.

Operations Management

The degree in Operations Management prepares students for leadership positions in the production and service industries. Particular emphasis is directed toward developing the ability to contribute to the improvement of productivity in a quality-oriented environment and to manage effectively in a team based work environment. Students should develop mastery of concepts, tools, and skills in management sciences and specialties. Oregon Tech offers Operations Management degree programs in Klamath Falls and Wilsonville.

Paramedic Program ›

The Oregon Tech Wilsonville Paramedic program offers coursework designed to educate future leaders in the field of out-of-hospital medical care. After graduation, students are eligible for state and national certification exams. This is a joint program between Oregon Tech and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

Psychology, Applied

Oregon Tech’s Applied Psychology program allows students to choose among three specializations: human services, organizational development, and pre-education.

The human-services option prepares graduates to work with social service agencies and mandated clients. In organizational development, students learn how businesses change and develop and how best to manage that evolution. In pre-education, students are prepared for graduate studies in education with a focus on elementary or secondary teaching with an emphasis in social sciences.

Radiologic Science ›

Radiologic Science is a branch of medicine that deals with the creation of detailed images of the internal structures of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing disease, and to a lesser extent, administering therapeutic treatments.

Renewable Energy Engineering

In 2005, Oregon Tech introduced the first Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Systems in North America. Students learn how to harness the power of renewable resources such as wind, sunlight, biofuels, geothermal heat, and rivers. The Renewable Energy curriculum prepares graduates for engineering careers in the energy sector in general, and the renewable energy in particular. The Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering (MSREE) program is offered at the Wilsonville campus.

Respiratory Care ›

Oregon Tech offers a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care at the Klamath Falls campus, as well as an online degree completion program for Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT). Registered respiratory therapists are physician extenders who, under medical direction, administer cardiopulmonary care, evaluate and assess pulmonary patients, and administer medications and diagnostic tests when appropriate.

Software Engineering Technology

Software Engineering Technology prepares students to design, develop, integrate, and implement computer software. Graduates of the Software Engineering Technology (SET) Program will have a thorough understanding of the key principles and practices of applied software engineering, including possessing the ability to identify, analyze, test and solve non-trivial software engineering technical problems.

Technology and Management

Oregon Tech’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management (BAS) is designed specifically for students who have completed a technical Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree and are seeking career advancement into management or in their technical career field.

Vascular Technology

The Vascular Technology program at Oregon Tech trains students to use ultrasound and other tests to discover and diagnose diseases of the vascular system — the heart and the blood vessels by which blood is pumped and circulated through the body. Oregon Tech introduced the nation’s first Vascular Technology degree in 1992.

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