STEM Core Program

Are you interested in pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) degree, but you think you're not ready or don't know where to start? STEM CORE is a one-year STEM-preparatory program with an emphasis in math, designed to help students finish prerequisite courses in order to major in the sciences.

Benefits:

  • Book loan assistance if available
  • Loaner graphing calculators
  • Tutoring support for courses
  • Guest speakers, campus tours, networking events, and field trips
  • Resume, mock interviews, and career exploration assistance
  • Opportunities for STEM internships and scholarships
  • STEM advising
  • Academic, personal, and career counseling
  • Interest in a STEM major
  • Must commit and enroll in Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 courses (see the table of courses below)
  • Attend workshops throughout the semester
  • Participate in an orientation at the beginning of the semester

As a STEM Core student, we will support you through the math and technology course during your first year. After successful completion, you will be ready to start taking higher-level courses in math, technology, and science.

Upon completion of program requirements, students may be eligible for a paid summer internship with a STEM Core Employer/Sponsor or other regional employers.

 Fall 2022 STEM Core Courses 
Cohort 1Lecture Instructor: Carolina Valder Lecture (70856)
MW 9:35am-11:00am SM Campus NS-140
Lab Instructor: Shannon Andrews
Lab (70863)
M 11:10am-2:20pm SM Campus NS-336
Or
Lecture & Lab Instructor: Mark Raymundo Lecture (70858)
TTH 12:45pm-2:10pm
SM Campus NS-139
Lab (70869) or Lab (70871)
T 2:30pm-5:40pm Th 3:30pm-5:40pm SM Campus NS-338
MATH 126
STEM Precalculus I Instructor: Ron Ito Lecture (72595) MW 8:00am-9:25am SM Campus
Live Web
Lab (72208)
MW 9:35am-11:00am SM Campus
Live Web
Or
Instructor: Andrew Rosen Lecture(73155)
TTH 6:00Pm-7:25pm SM Campus F-9
Lab (73154)
TTH 7:35pm-9:00pm SM Campus F-9
Cohort 1 is appropriate for students pursuing biology, chemistry, physics, and more!

For STEM pathway students, we offer Math 126 and Math 127. These courses employ an inquiry-based approach, group work, and hand-on activities in the classroom, often with embedded tutors available to help students advance to calculus.
Cohort 2CSCI 112
Programming Fundamentals 1
Lecture & Lab Instructor: Ronald Burgher Lecture (70166) SM Campus MD-232 M 1:20pm-4:10pm & W 1:20pm-2:10pm Lab (70167) SM Campus MD-232
W 2:20-3:40pm
Or
Lecture (70141) & Lab (70142) Online
MATH 126
STEM Precalculus I Instructor: Ron Ito Lecture (72595) MW 8:00am-9:25am SM Campus
Live Web
Lab (72208)
MW 9:35am-11:00am SM Campus
Live Web
Or
Instructor: Andrew Rosen Lecture(73155)
TTH 6:00Pm-7:25pm SM Campus F-9
Lab (73154)
TTH 7:35pm-9:00pm SM Campus F-9
Cohort 2 is appropriate for students pursuing engineering, computer science, math, physics, cognitive science, and more!

For STEM pathway students, we offer Math 126 and Math 127. These courses employ an inquiry-based approach, group work, and hand-on activities in the classroom, often with embedded tutors available to help students advance to calculus.

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