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STEM Pathway

About this Pathway

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway is the perfect place for students interested in sciences, engineering, mathematics or computers. The Pathway has Associates degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and job-focused certificates in computer technology. Students can establish instant connections with other STEM students and faculty mentors through the American Chemical Society Student-Affiliate club, Computer Science club, Geology club, Math club, Pre-med club, Electrical Engineering club, HOPES (Hispanic Organization Promoting Engineering), WISE (Women in Engineering) and MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

With a BC STEM degree, students can transfer to major universities to become medical doctors, pharmacists, marine biologists, petroleum engineers, computer programmers, and forensic scientists, to name a just a few valuable professions. Having a positive future is possible when you start your educational journey in the BC STEM Pathway.

Programs of Study

Bachelor Degree, Associate Degrees and Degrees for Transfer

BS - Bachelor of Science
AS - Associate of Science
AS-T - Associate in Science for Transfer


COA - Certificate of Achievement
COCM - Certificate of Completion
COCP - Certificate of Competency
JSC - Job Skills Certificates
NC - Noncredit

Completion Coaching Team

Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Jonathan Kim Educational Advisor, Advising Expert - Stem Pathway (661) 395-4346
CSS Ed Advisor Area
Josh Shackelford Educational Advisor, Counseling; Advising Expert, STEM Pathway (661) 395-4819
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Laurel Mourtzanos Counselor, General; Counseling Expert - STEM Pathway (661) 395-4766
Jesus Oropeza Counselor, General; Counseling Expert - STEM Pathway (661) 720-2077
DST 1001

Entire Completion Coaching Community

Career Outlook

The Bakersfield College Program Map is a great resource to find Program Learning Outcomes and detailed career outlook statistics for each of the programs of study associated with this Learning and Career Pathway. For more information about career outlooks in any field, visit the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Steps for Success

Momentum Points

If you are pursuing one of the degrees in this pathway, you will want to enroll in 15 units each semester to graduate in approximately two years. This would require 30 units in your first year. Some of those units you earn in your first year should be in Math, English, and your major! Not only will earning 9 units in your major your first year keep you on track to your degree, it may also help you earn a certificate on the way!