ThinkBig Service Training Center

Portland Community College’s, ThinkBig Dealer Service Technology program is an industry-specific, two-year associate degree program with required on-site internships and a focus on preparing students to become qualified and experienced Caterpillar Service technicians. The new building we’ve created doubles the amount of space previously available for ThinkBIG on campus, allowing the college to improve the delivery and deepen the offerings of this specialized training program.

August 2022
Design-Build, Construction
LEED Certification Level TBD
Rock Creek Campus
Hillsboro, OR
Portland industrial training center design for Portland Community College
Portland Community College training center exterior

The 15,590 sf pre-engineered metal building includes reception, open office, department chair office, conference room, and kitchenette and 8000 square feet of service area.

Portland community college thinkbig training center service area

The shop is outfitted with 18 workstations, 3 bridge cranes, and 1 JIB crane, complete with a covered outdoor training area.

Portland community college service training center classroom
Portland community college service training center classroom

“Students, faculty, business partners and the region’s workforce will be positively impacted by this marvelous new facility for many years to come…ThinkBIG is a stellar example of what community colleges and business partners, companies like Caterpillar, can do together.”

Dr. Adrien Bennings, President PCC

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