What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
What is the STEM mission?
The Pueblo Community College STEM program is committed to promote awareness and student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To prepare students for U.S. Competitiveness, and develop lifelong learning skills, a strong work ethic, and critical thinking skills that will make them productive and successful. We will provide a seamless transfer to baccalaureate institutions by offering a transitional pathway. We continue to develop STEM curriculum to correlate with industry standards and develop hands on learning opportunities.
Why is STEM Important to You?
- STEM career fields are increasing! STEM employment is expected to grow faster than all other occupations by 2021.
- The median salary for STEM workers is nearly $76,000, double the median wage of other workers.
- STEM workers find their jobs very intellectually stimulating.
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistic (www.bls.gov/ooq)
What Kinds of STEM Careers Could You Work In?
STEM Students in the President's Leadership Program
STEM students of PLP is a four-semester program that focuses on a STEM field which also includes two required core leadership courses totaling six credit hours and two elective courses that the student selects from a wide choice of academic courses offered at PCC. The two required courses are Leadership (Management 224) and Introduction to Civic Leadership (Public Service 230). PCC students who successfully complete their STEM degree program as specified are also eligible to apply for a Destination CSU-Pueblo scholarship.