STEM Pathways   STEM Pathways Learning Community

Helping Students Make the Transition into College in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)


The STEM Pathways Learning Community is designed to help students graduating from High Schools that have the lowest rates of college attendance to make the transition into college at DVC in a STEM Major (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).  While this program is open to all, it is designed to meet the needs of students coming from the schools of greatest need, and outreach efforts target their students.

The Program

Each student will enroll in three classes in the fall semester of 2017:

One Science or Technology class chosen from:

  • ENGTC-119-6931 MW 11:00 to 1:50 by Prof. James Hardy
  • ENGTC-165-5876 Sat 10:00 to 5:20 by Prof. Stephen Johnson
  • BIOSCI-102-6051 TTH 11:00 to 12:20 and T 2:00 to 4:50 by Prof. Seanna Martin
  • CHEM-108-6140 MW 12:30 to 1:50 and T 2:00 to 4:50 by Prof. Cory Antonakos

One Math class chosen from:

  • MATH-90-6120 MW 3:30 to 5:45 by Prof. Cyrous Ahmadieh
  • MATH-120-6122 MW 9:30 to 11:45 by Prof. Paula Leon-Bravo

STEM Pathways College Success Skills (Interdisciplinary Studies 120):

  • INTD-120-6320 TH 2:00 to 4:50 by Prof. Joe Hickey

Note: CHEM-108 has MATH-90 as a prerequisite, so it cannot be taken with MATH-90.
Note: ENGTC-119 is scheduled at the same time as MATH-120, so these classes cannot be taken together (A student may request a different MATH-120 section as an option).

To be accepted to the program you must:

  1. Apply for STEM Pathways online.
    AND
  2. Apply to DVC.

We will begin accepting students to the program starting April 1st.  Priority will be given to students who:

  • Have completed both applications.
  • Live within Contra Costa County,
  • Will graduate from a high-need public high school in 2017.

For questions, please contact STEM Pathways, at STEMPathways@dvc.edu