• Admissions Process and Application

  • The Integrated Metals (Welding and Machine Tool Technologies) programs are limited entry programs.

    Prior to applying, it is very important that you read through the Program Details, curriculum information for each program and Enrollment Guidelines for Limited & Restricted Entry Programs.

    People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Accessible Education Services at 503-491-6923. Please call at least 2 weeks prior to event.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Integrated Metals programs. The Admission, Registration and Records office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    Once applicants have met all program criteria, they are admitted on a first completed, first accepted basis until the program is full. Once the program is full, applicants will be placed on an alternate list.

    If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu. For questions about the program, contact the program faculty listed below.

    Faculty Program Phone Email Location
    Zach Canjar Machine Tool Technology 503-491-7237 Zach.Canjar@mhcc.edu IT42
    Mark Thomas Machine Tool Technology 503-491-7569 Mark.Thomas@mhcc.edu IT43
    Keith Knight Machine Tool Technology 503-491-7207 MKeith.Knight@mhcc.edu IT49
    Rick Walters Welding Technology 503-491-7209 Richard.Walters@mhcc.edu IT41
    Valorie Gilbert Welding Technology 503-491-7559 Valorie.Gilbert@mhcc.edu IT48

    Date of Application

    Students may submit applications beginning January 2020. Program starts Fall term 2020. All required documentation for admission to the program must be received by the Admissions, Registration and Records office for the application to be considered complete

    Application Facts

    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most Common Reasons For Incomplete Applications
    2019 50 45 5
    • No course placement or completed coursework
    2018 55 52 3
    • No course placement or completed coursework

    Admission Requirements

    Program Options: The Integrated Metals program requires that students be admitted to a specific option of study. There are three options in the program: 1. Integrated Metals – Associate of Applied Science Degree, 2. Machine Tool Technology – Associate of Applied Science Degree, and 3. Machine Tool Operator Certificate.

    1. General Admission Application : Applicants who are new to MHCC or have not attended within the last 4 terms MUST fill out a general admissions form, select General Studies as your major. Please submit the general admissions form prior to applying to the program. Applications without a recent admissions form on file will be incomplete and not considered for admission to the Integrated Metals program. Students who already have an ID number and have attended within the last 4 terms, can proceed to Step 2.
    2. MINIMUM PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must demonstrate prerequisite skills in reading, writing, and math by either Option 1 or 2 listed below. If using Option 2, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher.
    Options Reading Writing Math
    1-CPT RD115 WR115/WR101 MTH060
    2-Coursework RD090/IECC201R/WR115 or higher level of reading or Writing-specific course WR090/IECC201W or a higher level of Writing-specific course MTH020 or a higher level Math-specific course

    OPTION 1 – Mt. Hood Community College Placement Test (CPT)

    • The Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT) is a non-timed skills assessment test given on a walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to review the CPT prep page available at mhcc.edu/cptprep.
    • There is no fee to take the CPT. Your scores will be available upon completion of the test.
    • CPT scores are valid for five years. If CPT scores are over five years old, they are not valid, and the applicant will need to retest for placement.
    • Mt. Hood Community College uses Accuplacer as our placement test. If you took this test at another school, or if you took a COMPASS test within the last five years, please have that school email a copy of your score report to Testing Services at testing@mhcc.edu. Please note: MHCC is unable to utilize ALEKS scores for math placement. For more information, visit https://www.mhcc.edu/TestingServices.
    • Test scores are not on official college transcripts. You will need to contact your college's testing center to obtain your reading, writing, and math scores for use at MHCC.
    • Students cannot use Smarter Balance, high school GPA or GED scores for meeting the academic skills requirements for admission into this program.

    OPTION 2 – Transcript Requirements if meeting the Minimum Skills Prerequisite using Completed Coursework

    • Transcripts must be official (unopened) and issued directly by the accredited institution from which the course(s) were taken. Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts such as Parchment or EDI) submitted via secure electronic delivery service are acceptable and may be submitted to ar@mhcc.edu. Additionally, official AP or IB transcripts/scores must be submitted if courses are to be used for admission requirements (see Credit Alternatives).
    • Do NOT include an MHCC transcript.
    • Secondary transferred coursework is not accepted. Original transcripts must accompany all earned, attempted, or audited college credits.
    • Nationally accredited (for-profit institutions) transcripts are not required and will not fulfill program or degree requirements, but may be submitted.
    • If an up-to-date transcript is on file (showing most recently completed coursework with nothing in progress) applicants do not need to submit another copy.
    • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated before the application deadline by an outside credential service if courses are to be used for meeting admission/degree requirements. The evaluated transcript must be submitted by the application deadline for the program. For more information visit: www.mhcc.edu/internationaltranscript. Evaluation processing for foreign transcripts is time consuming, and our process could take up to six weeks. It is best to start this process early.

    Transfer Credits: Students who have prior college coursework applicable to their Integrated Metals program may request a transcript evaluation online.

    Program Acceptance And Registration

    • All application notifications are sent via email. It is your responsibility to set your "spam filter" system to accept email addresses containing @mhcc.edu. Do this even if you are currently receiving emails from MHCC. We cannot be responsible for notices which are not received due to spam or junk mail handling. Make sure to add @mhcc.edu to your "safe senders list". Applicants should be checking their email on a computer and NOT on a cell phone.
    • Students must confirm their acceptance into the Integrated Metals program by responding to their acceptance letter within the specified timeline indicated in the letter. Failure to respond will result in their seats given to the next qualified applicant.
    • Students admitted into the Integrated Metals programs must register for program classes by the date specified in their acceptance letter. Failure to register by the stated date will result in their seats given to the next qualified applicant.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (Ada & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Accessible Education Services at (503) 491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Disability Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran's status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.


    The College promotes non-discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to non-discrimination.

    Financial Aid

    Applicants may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online. This application includes grants, loans and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid web page. Scholarships are also available. Visit the scholarship web page for more information.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on October 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program applications. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans. The Office of Veteran's Services, located on the main Gresham campus in AC1152, provides a one-stop, centrally located area for students applying for or have questions regarding their veteran benefits.