Math proficiency is the gateway to a number of incredible careers that students may have never considered.
– Danica McKellar
What is STEM Careers?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM careers are the financial future of tomorrow. For those of you who are fortunate to work in this industry, continue to keep your fingers on the pulse of current events. If you do not work or aspire to have a STEM career, not a problem. You can still benefit from the fruits of your labor by taking courses in these fields.
STEM Degrees and Certificates
There are many colleges and universities that offer degree and certificate programs for STEM careers. Community colleges offer some affordable options for prospective students who would like to obtain an associate degree and technical training. If you’re a Philadelphia resident, you might want to check out The Community College of Philadelphia for their available degree and certificate programs.
Let’s look at this subject by each letter of the acronym. Side note: Certificate programs (c).
S- Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology (c), Fire Science, and Building Science
T- Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Programming and Software Development, Computer Information Systems (CIS), and Computer Forensics
E- Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Process Technology (c), and Applied Science and Engineering Technology
M- Mathematics, Secondary Education (math concentration), Geometry, and Accounting
- Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home (mukeshbalani.wordpress.com)
- Women Gain In Some STEM Fields, But Not Computer Science (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mentors aid STEM push (columbian.com)