Develop your intellectual curiosity and logical reasoning skills as you expand your understanding of how the world works. Students in this STEM pathway research people, animals, machines, buildings and the universe as they learn about emerging technologies and prepare for continued education in their career paths.
STEM Pathway Degree
The STEM Pathway Degree is designed for students who wish to explore a wide range of career options in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in anticipation of selecting a degree in one of these specific fields. After the first semester of this degree, students will either branch off into a specific STEM program or work closely with their advising team to select appropriate electives.
This degree offers necessary course work to transfer to a four-year university, allowing students to pursue a general baccalaureate degree or further education in STEM. Many careers in STEM will require advanced degrees.
Interested in creating software, analyzing data or exploring cybersecurity? Students in the Computer Science program learn the skills needed for these areas and more. Students study all aspects of the use and understanding of computers and the computation process. They also learn to code, starting simple and building up to complex programs.
The Computer Science program provides a foundation for students to complete their bachelor's degree. LCCC graduates need to continue at a four-year institution. Graduates often work in private companies and government agencies.
The field of engineering uses scientific processes for designing and building machines, vehicles, structures, bridges, roads and more. At LCCC, students start with general, transferable courses focused in mathematics and engineering science that allow them to specialize later. Students work hands-on in laboratory settings as well as with scientific and engineering software.
The Engineering program provides a foundation for students to complete their bachelor's degree and beyond. LCCC graduates need to continue at a four-year institution. Graduates often work as agricultural engineers, automotive engineers, chemical engineers, civil engineers, computer engineers, and drafting and design engineers.
Are you curious about our natural world? The Natural Science program includes a variety of studies that center around life and the environments where life exists. This program allows students to focus on a specific area: Biology, Chemistry and Pre-professional. Students learn in classroom and laboratory settings with access to opportunities and highly specialized equipment rarely seen at this level.
The Natural Science program provides a foundation for students to complete their bachelor's degree and beyond. LCCC graduates need to continue at a four-year institution. Graduates often work as environmental, health or quality control scientists; research scientists; lab technicians; pharmaceutical salespeople; teachers and medical professionals.