Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
The STEM division prepares students for transfer or career paths in some of the most in-demand fields.
Dean of Science, Engineering & Math: Adrienne Smith
Interested in a degree that will get you into the workforce right after graduation? Several of these offerings can help you do just that.
|Associate Degree||Transfer Info & Options|
|Biology||Biology, genetics, botany, zoology, microbiology, biochemistry, marine biology, wildlife conservation|
|Biotechnology||Animal sciences, agrigenetics, immunogenetics, pharmaceutics, biomedical technologies, forensics, environmental sciences|
|Chemistry||Chemistry or related science; biotechnology, environmental studies, food technology|
|Clean Energy||Clean energy programs; the ICONS (Integrated Concentration in Science - clean energy track) program at UMass|
|Computer Information||Internet security, network, systems or support administrator/specialist; information security, assurance|
|Computer Use Support||Internet security, network, systems or support administrator/specialist; information security, assurance|
|Engineering Studies||Mechanical/civil/industrial, electrical, computer systems|
|Environmental Science Field Technician||Government, industry, consulting|
|Environmental Science Transfer||Provides a strong foundation in environmental science and equips students for an efficient transfer to a four-year institution under the Massachusetts statewide transfer policy|
|Forensic Science||The Forensic Science degree is for those who are interested in forensic science and plan to either find employment as a technician in the field, or transfer to a four-year school|
|Information Technology Management||Prepares students to enter the field of Information Technology in an entry-level position or transfer to a four-year CIS, MIS, or IT program|
|Mathematics – MA Transfer||Prepares students to transfer to mathematics programs at four-year colleges and universities within the Massachusetts state system|
|Mathematics – General||Prepares students to transfer to mathematics programs at four-year colleges and universities outside of the MA state system|
|Natural Resource Studies||Prepares students for the Natural Resource Studies degree in the Department of Forestry & Wildlife Management at the University of Massachusetts|
|Physics – MA Transfer||Prepares students for transfer to public or private four-year colleges or universities with a major in physics|
|Physics||Prepares students for transfer to public or private four-year colleges or universities with a major in physics|
|Programming||Prepares students to enter the field of computer programming in an entry-level position, or transfer to a four-year Computer Science program|
|Sustainability Studies||Prepare for careers in sustainable living, health and safety, energy and climate change, environmental research and engineering, public policy and law, resource conservation, corporate social responsibility, urban planning, advocacy, and political science|
|Sustainable Agriculture||Prepare for careers in sustainable farming, set agricultural policy, food system planning, and food science; or transfer to area four-year colleges' agriculture programs|
|Vet & Animal Science||Satisfies the first two years of the animal science or pre-veterinary curriculum of a four-year institution|
There are many exciting career opportunities in occupations related to STEM. View a list of some popular STEM careers and the salaries associated with them.
Which STEM career would be a good match for you? Use this link to assess your interests and to identify career opportunities.
Hear from people who started just like you, and their experiences with careers in STEM. Watch these videos of people who enjoy their work in STEM jobs.
make it happen
Commit to your own success in STEM careers by attending the HCC STEM Starter Academy.
explore the new center for life sciences
HCC is creating something new: the Center for Life Sciences. Explore our new biotechnology lab, located on the first floor of the Marieb building, in the slideshow below.