Applied Technology

Applied Technology encourages students to develop conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills, and subject area knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems. Technological advances impact businesses, society, and the environment. Students will be active participants throughout their training. Learning will encourage students to actively inquire, become innovative and creative, as well as be self-efficient.



Degrees & Certificates

Computer Science and the technology it supports is a necessity in every industry in our communities, from retail and the food industries to the medical and agriculture industries. Every business requires technology to function. So, a degree in computer science makes sense even if you aren’t completely sure about which industry you would like to work in. Associate of Science Oregon Transfer/Computer Science (ASOT/CS) degree will prepare students to transfer to an Oregon public university. 

 Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree


Pursue a degree in Industrial Systems Technology where you will develop hands-on skills to problem solve comprehensively by troubleshooting, analyzing data, repairing systems, seeking efficiency, and industrial sustainability.

Industrial Systems Technology AAS

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. degree in precision irrigated agriculture will provide students with a multidisciplinary background in agricultural production, technology and farm management. Students may specialize in one of three areas: irrigation maintenance, data analyst, or farm manager. 

The job outlook for precision agriculture is very strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of agricultural and food scientists will grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is being driven by the increasing demand for food and agricultural products, as well as the growing use of precision agriculture technologies.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems AAS is designed to graduate a professional workforce who operate on par with manned aviation organizations. Students will learn how to operate UAS in a variety of different settings including surveying and mapping, search and rescue (S&R), environmental monitoring, and police surveillance. Advanced skills in mission planning, pre-flight inspections, programming, equipment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), data collection, and analysis, are emphasized.

The Flight Camp NCTC takes completers of the UAS Professional Pilot NCTC to the next level by providing students aircraft specific familiarization on both multi-rotor and fixed-wing VTOL aircraft through hands-on maintenance and supervised live flight operations in active airspace. Certificate content includes:

  • Manual and automated flight with both multirotor and industry-recognized fixed wing aircraft
  • Maintenance of rotary, fixed wing, and Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing aircraft
  • Flight planning with rotary, fixed wing, and VTOL fixed wing aircraft
  • Technical training to fly in FAA approved airspace and in cooperation with the nation’s largest UAS test range.
  • Note: The prerequisite for this certificate is the Non-Credit Training Certificate, UAS Professional Pilot

If you’re interested in a career in UAS, get started at BMCC to take advantage of our small class sizes and accessible faculty.

Cost: $4,600 Not Financial Aid Eligible

Non-Credit Training Certificate – Flight Labs

Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certification for the skills and knowledge necessary in the field of UAS airframes and aerodynamics, system designs and components, autopilot programming and fundamentals, sensors and payload operations, how to operate in National Airspace for UAS operations, and FAA UAS Regulations.

  • Understand the evolution of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Be able to monitor, interpret and plan UAS missions around weather
  • Understand the principles of aerodynamics and flight
  • Know the proper procedures for operating within the National Airspace
  • Gain operational knowledge of various Autopilots and user interface across UAS
  • Be able to assess the proper sensor for industry requirements
  • Gain proficiency with pre-/post-flight operations and in-flight procedures
  • Know all of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations that apply to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Apply Now. Applications will be processed in date received order until course is full.  Applicants will be notified by email of their status.

Cost: $4,600 Not Financial Aid Eligible

Non-Credit Training Certificate – UAS Professional Pilot

Today’s data centers contain tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of computer servers linked by powerful networks. A data center technician installs, maintains, and repairs a data center’s computer and network systems. Students completing this one-year certificate are fully prepared for employment in this rapidly-growing industry.

Certificate of Completion

This 12-credit-hour certificate of completion provides a year-long introduction to concepts, tools, and techniques used in software development. Students successfully completing the certificate will have the knowledge to pursue a potential AAS in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, or an internship/apprenticeship at an organization providing on-the-job training in the field.

Certificate of Completion

Further Information

Data Center Technician Program

Today’s data centers contain tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of computer servers linked by powerful networks. A Data Center Technician installs, maintains, and repairs a data center’s computer and network systems. Many of the largest technology employers in the country are hiring Data Center Technicians right here in this region.

BMCC developed the one-year Data Center Technician certificate in partnership with local employers. Students completing this one-year certificate are fully prepared for employment in this rapidly-growing industry.

The job outlook for data center technicians is very strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of network and computer systems administrators will grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is being driven by the increasing demand for data storage and processing power, as well as the growing popularity of cloud computing.

The program covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Data center infrastructure: Students learn about the hardware and software that make up a data center, including servers, storage devices, and networking equipment.
  • Data center operations: Students learn about the day-to-day operations of a data center, including monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Data center security: Students learn about the security threats that data centers face and how to protect them.
  • Cloud computing: Students learn about the basics of cloud computing and how it is used in data centers.

Pendleton, Oregon is home to a growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. The city is located in a remote area of the state, which makes it ideal for UAS testing and development. The Pendleton UAS Range (PUR) is a FAA-certified UAS development and flight test center that offers a variety of services to UAS companies, including airspace management, ground support, and flight training.

The UAS industry in Pendleton is supported by a number of local businesses and organizations, including the Pendleton UAS Alliance, the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, and the Blue Mountain Community College. The Pendleton UAS Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes the UAS industry in the area. The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce provides resources and support to businesses in the area, including UAS companies. The Blue Mountain Community College offers a variety of UAS-related programs, including a UAS pilot training program.

The UAS industry in Pendleton is growing rapidly. In 2021, the city hosted the Pendleton UAS Summit, which brought together UAS experts from around the world. The summit helped to raise awareness of the UAS industry in Pendleton and to attract new businesses to the area.

The UAS industry is expected to continue to grow in Pendleton in the coming years. The city’s remote location and its supportive business environment make it an ideal location for UAS companies.

Here are some of the benefits of the UAS industry in Pendleton:

  • Economic development: The UAS industry is creating jobs and stimulating economic growth in Pendleton.
  • Innovation: The UAS industry is driving innovation in a variety of fields, including agriculture, transportation, and public safety.
  • Job opportunities: The UAS industry is creating new job opportunities for pilots, engineers, technicians, and other professionals.
  • Education: The UAS industry is providing opportunities for education and training in UAS-related fields.

UAS Pilot (Oregon)

Average yearly salary of $66,478 or an hourly rate of $32. The range of pay is $46,402 – $80,838.

Data Center Technician 

Average yearly salary of $47,580 or an hourly rate of $23.79 . The range of pay is $43,306 – $74,000.

Precision Agriculture

Average yearly salary of $52,250 or an hourly rate of $25.12 . The range of pay is $28,650 – $66,620.

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