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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

 
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If you want to work in a lab, design electronics, become a pharmacist or doctor, or play with numbers all day, then the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Field of Interest might be right for you. Maricopa Community Colleges' STEM degrees and certificates can help you prepare for a career where you can use your skills to solve problems and discover new frontiers. STEM careers involve critical thinking and creative problem solving through research and design.

Maricopa Community Colleges can get you started on the path to becoming a doctor, pharmacist, science researcher, data scientist/statistician, physicist, engineer, and more. You can also earn certificates in biotechnology and biosciences, electrical engineering, nanotechnology, and more. Many of the skills you’ll acquire in your STEM coursework can be applied to a variety of fields, like computer science, healthcare, and even sports medicine.

If you are ready to find the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program that is right for you, select the option below that meets your current goals.

University Transfer and Associate Degrees

With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.

Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.

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View all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.

Ask an Advisor

Meeting your advisor is the first step in outlining both your short and long-term goals to prepare you for success.

Advisor Kristin Bennes can assist with your interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Peer Leader Support

Peer Leaders are current PVCC students or recent graduates who can help you navigate the challenges of your college experience. College can be overwhelming, and your peers want to support you through this journey.

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