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:
         -Fundamentals of Biological Sciences with Laboratory (Biology 102)
         -Introductory Chemistry (Chemistry 102)
         -Introduction to Technical Drawing (Engineering Technology 119)
         -Manufacturing Processes – Material Machining I (Engineering Technology 165)
  • One Math class chosen from:
        -Elementary Algebra (Math 90)
        -Intermediate Algebra (Math 120)
  • STEM Pathways College Success Skills (Interdisciplinary Studies 120)

Here is the schedule of classes for this program :
(TBA on 2/17/2017)

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