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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

What is STEM?

SFCC’s STEM Pathway serves students looking to careers based in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, providing them with the opportunity to transfer to their chosen university as major-ready juniors. Supported by an array of courses that includes calculus-based Physics, Chemistry through a full year of Organic Chemistry, Mathematics through Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics and similar major-based courses in the Life, Physical and Computer Sciences, students can embrace the benefits of our emphasis on access and quality in instruction while building a solid foundation for the classic STEM baccalaureate degrees. For those students looking for employment immediately after completing an SFCC program, we offer a 2 year degree in Information Technology which can lead directly to employment and to a 4 year Applied Baccalaureate degree from SFCC in Information Systems and Technology or Cyber Security. Eligible students may participate in the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program.

Careers Associated with STEM

Astronomer
Biologist
Botanist
Chemist
Cyber Security
Dentist
Doctor
Engineer
Geologist
IT Technician
Mathematician
Microbiologist
Network Manager
Pharmacist
Physicist
Programmer
Information System Tech
Veterinarian

Choosing the Right Map for You

Some of our programs are aimed at getting you ready to go straight into the workforce, while others prepare you for transfer to a four-year university where you can complete a Bachelor’s degree. Be sure to talk to your advisor to make sure the program you choose matches your goals!