*These links will take you off the Olympic College website.

- Check out these links for job opportunities--> Engineering Job Sites 

*These links will take you off the Olympic College website.


Above are pictures of the wind tunnel and engine/dynamometer that are in the new engineering lab. The wind tunnel has a 1 foot square test section and can be instrumented with 17 pressure measurements and has a force balance. Max speed is 90 mph. The engine is a 4-cylinder Honda automobile engine with dynamometer to measure power output. The engine is fully instrumented with temperature/pressures in each cylinder and much, much more. These experiments, along with the addition of a fully instrumented jet engine to be delivered around Christmas this year, will be the centerpieces of the engineering lab. While they will be used for WSU experimental classes; OC will be able to use them to augment instruction as we see fit.

Engineering"Scientists explore what is; engineers create what has not been."  Theodore Von Karman


The mission of the Engineering Transfer Program is to graduate students who are prepared to excel in any four-year Engineering program in the country.

CONTACTS (See Advising page here.)

  • Krista Beer, SEM Advisor - O: HSS 203A | O: 360-475-7743 | F: 360-475-7233
    E: kbeer@olympic.edu 

  • Dr. Jeff Brown, Professor - O: Science & Technology Bldg. | Room 113 | O: (360) 475.7738
    E: jjbrown@olympic.edu

  • Linnea Hess, Professor  - O: Science & Technology Bldg. Room 214 | O: (360) 475.7727
    E: lhess@olympic.edu
Engineering is an exciting field with good pay and job satisfaction. The road to becoming an engineer is not for the faint of heart, or the motivationally challenged. It takes four years of intensive study. The subjects are difficult and the cost is substantial as with all other college programs. Additional pluses in attending OC are the much smaller class sizes and the relatively short commute times.   You can, however, reduce the cost substantially by doing the first two of those four years at Olympic College: the costs at OC being about half the cost of the University of Washington. The classes and instructors at OC meet the highest academic standards. Because they do meet such high standards and because of transfer agreements with the four-year Universities in Washington State, any class you take at OC transfers as if you had taken it at the four-year campus.  You should, however, work closely with OC advisors and the engineering advisors at any four-year school to ensure transfer of your course work.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Mechanical Engineering at Olympic College


Neil Norman PE, current Chair of the Washington State Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors spoke to an Olympic College Engineering class and two WSU Mechanical Engineering classes (ME 404 and 416) on April 9th. This particular photo shows Mr. Norman speaking to the WSU ME 416 Senior Design class in Bremerton.

State University is now offering the last two years of a 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Olympic College- Bremerton. This program is open to all students that are able to certify into the WSU BSME program.  It is assumed that students who enter the program will have completed the first two years of the program through the AS (Transfer) degree at their local community college. More information about the courses that a student should complete at any specific community college can be found at http://www.cea.wsu.edu/transferstudents

If you are completing an AST degree and want more information about this program including certification requirements, please visit www.mme.wsu.edu/olympicClick here for the Program Announcement flier in PDF format.


May 30, 2014 - 2014 Graduation Class Dinner and Induction. Location: Bremer Student Center 5:30-8:30 p.m. BY INVITATION ONLY.:

Marvin Pitts, Professor of Engineering
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
Olympic College Bremerton
Science & Technology Bldg. Room 110
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
O: 360-475-7543 | E: pitts@wsu.edu

Tyler Strom, Academic Coordinator
School of MME
MME Department Sloan 201
PO Box 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920
O: 509-335-8654| E: tyler.strom@wsu.edu

Karen Osborn, WSU Undergrad Program Assistant
Olympic College Bremerton
Science & Technology Bldg. Room 103
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
O: 360-475-6830 | E: kosborn@olympic.edu



MAY 2014            

Engineer Your Future


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