Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division
The Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Division has four Associate in Science degree programs: Mathematics & Natural Science (MNS), Science for Health Professions (HSCI), Engineering (EGR), and Engineering Technology (EGRT). The courses in these programs are affordable (lower than all four-year post-secondary institutions in the region), transferable (to most area colleges and universities), and relevant (fulfill the freshman and sophomore year requirements of most area colleges and universities).
Courses are offered in Mathematics (including non-credit courses to strengthen basic and developmental mathematics skills), Science, and Engineering.
The Mathematics & Natural Science Program is designed to provide the foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in Mathematics or one of the sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, or Physics.
The Science for Health Professions Program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their education in an allied health or pre-medical field at another institution. It provides the basic sciences needed for a variety of programs, including Baccalaureate Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Podiatry, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
The Engineering Program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their degree in one of the professional engineering fields, such as Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
The Engineering Technology Program (EGRT) is intended for those students who plan to first earn their Associate degree and then transfer to another institution to earn their Bachelor’s degree in one of the practical and applied engineering fields.
The $60 million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Complex opened in 2009-2010 and includes a four-story 105,000-square-foot STEM Center with mathematics, science, and engineering classrooms and laboratories, and a 32,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Center (shared with the Workforce Development & Community Education Division) that focuses on teaching technical skills.