Industry, Manufacturing & Trades Area of Interest

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Welcome to the INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING & TRADES Area of Interest.  Below are the programs related to Industry, Manufacturing and Trades along with some key points about each of them.  To learn more about a specific program, click the program title or program image below.


Automotive Technology at Big Bend Community CollegeAutomotive Technology (AUT)

  • Select from  an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or short-term certificates specific to vehicle systems including powertrain, brakes, drivetrain, heating and air conditioning, electrical and mechanical diagnostics, and general maintenance.
  • Industry supported entry-level degree that also prepares students for professional exams related to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and EPA Section 609 Refrigerant Certification

BBCC AgricultureAgriculture (AGR)

  • Select from an industry supported entry-level degree (non-transfer) or a transfer pathway
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree (non-transfer)
  • Option to transfer upon completion of Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree with Articulation Agreements that are aligned with WSU in the areas of Ag & Food Business Economics, Ag Technology & Production Management, Field Crop Management

Big Bend Community College Commercial Drivers License TrainingCommercial Drivers License (CDL)

  • Certificate of Accomplishment award upon completion of the CDL program
  • Prepares students for Washington DOT exam with program trainings specific to defensive driving techniques, brake adjustment, equipment inspection, hazardous material transportation, DOT log books, and trip planning 
  • Funding available for eligible students through partnering retraining programs

computer componentsComputer Science (CS)

  • Select from an industry supported entry-level degrees (non-transfer) or a transfer pathway 
  • Offers degrees for direct employment in the areas Software and Web Development, and Systems Administration for careers in local data centers or IT departments in the public or private sector
  • Transfer degrees offer BBCC graduates junior standing at universities in the areas of Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs

Industrial Systems Technology - 3Industrial Systems Technology (IST)

  • Choose from Industrial Electrical Technology or Mechanical Maintenance Technology
  • Both programs provide the fundamental knowledge to enter the local workforce in the areas of production, manufacturing, food processing, chemical processing and many others
  • Offers both Certificates of Achievement and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees

Mechatronics - control panelMechatronics (MCT)

  • Prepares students for employment in automated manufacturing or to transfer into various STEM programs including Computer Science, Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Technology
  • Department courses provide the foundation for enrolled in other programs including Computer Science, Medical Simulation, and Unmanned Systems (drones)
  • Offers both a Certificate of Achievement and Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree

BBCC Welding ProgramWelding (WLD)

  • Select from three specializations including Structural Welding, Pipe Welding or Production Welding
  • All credentials are supported local industry and prepare students for welding certification exams
  • Offers both Certificates of Achievement and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees
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