Do these characteristics describe you?

  • I want to understand how the universe works.
  • I like to solve problems using math or science.
  • I appreciate advanced technology and engineering.
  • I like to study, conduct research, or work in a lab.
  • I like complicated problems, intellectual challenges and working with data and ideas.
  • I am curious, analytical, precise, rational or innovative
  • I am good at research, analysis, or scientific investigation
  • I want to learn how to collect, analyze and apply data to answer questions and create solutions

Sample Careers:

  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Architectural and Civil Drafter
  • Engineer (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)
  • Biological Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Database Administrators
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Mathematician/Statistician
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Transfer, Degrees, and Certificates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Academic Program Reward Types

  • Associates Degree

    Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all locally approved major prep work, general education requirements, and a minimum of 60 units of degree applicable work, may be awarded either an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree. Generally, STEM and career technical education based majors qualify as AS degrees, whereas all other areas are classified as AA degrees. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.

  • Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

    Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all approved transfer model curriculum requirements with a “C” grade or higher, general education and transfer requirements associated with an approved transfer pattern, and a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable work with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, may be awarded either an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree. STEM and career technical education based majors are classified as AS-Ts, whereas all other areas are classified as AA-Ts. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.

  • Locally-Approved Certificate

    Students who successfully complete the requirements set by locally approved, low unit programs may be issued a certificate denoting their completion. Certificate programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern. These programs are not approved to appear as awards on official college transcripts, and paper certificates that are awarded may not be available for reproduction if lost or damaged. Please contact the department of Career Technical Education for additional details.

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Students who successfully complete the requirements of selected programs approved by the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office, may receive a Certificates of Achievement that will appear on their official college transcript. Certificate of Achievement programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern.

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