STEM Area of Interest

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Welcome to the STEM Area of Interest.  Below are the programs related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) along with some key points about each of them.  To learn more about a specific program, click the program title or program image below.

 

BBCC AgricultureAgriculture (AGR)

  • Select from an industry supported entry-level degree (non-transfer) or a transfer pathway
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree (non-transfer)
  • Option to transfer upon completion of Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree with Articulation Agreements that are aligned with WSU in the areas of Ag & Food Business Economics, Ag Technology & Production Management, Field Crop Management

Biology - MicroscopeBiology (BIOL) and Botany (BOT)

  • Choose from intro courses and explore an exciting lab science or from a year-long biology majors series to prepare for a university STEM program (Biology, Science Ed, Pre-Med, etc.)
  • Offers an Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T) degree in Pre-Biology
  • Biology courses/series may also be taken to satisfy multiple areas of the Associate of Arts & Science with Direct Transfer Agreement (AA&S-DTA) degree

Chemistry - beakersChemistry (CHEM)

  • Choose from a non-lab course, intro courses or a year-long chemistry majors series to prepare for a university STEM program (Chemistry, Biology, Science Ed, Pre-Med, Engineering, etc.)
  • Offers an Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T) degree in Pre-Chemistry
  • Chemistry courses/series may also be taken to satisfy multiple areas of the Associate of Arts & Science with Direct Transfer Agreement (AA&S-DTA) degree

computer componentsComputer Science (CS)

  • Select from an industry supported entry-level degrees (non-transfer) or a transfer pathway 
  • Offers degrees for direct employment in the areas Software and Web Development, and Systems Administration for careers in local data centers or IT departments in the public or private sector
  • Transfer degrees offer BBCC graduates junior standing at universities in the areas of Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs (Major Related Program degrees)

Engineering

Engineering (ENGR)

  • Prepares students for junior standing in most engineering programs when transferring to a university
  • Associate of Science – Major Related Related Program (AS-T MRP) degrees in Pre-Engineering
  • Select from Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Material Science Engineering (AS-T MRP OTRE) or Electrical/Computer Engineering (AS-T MRP CEE)

Math 4Mathematics (MATH)

  • Provides instruction in three models: traditional lecture, online and inverted (Emporium Math Lab)
  • Offers courses in transitional math to college-level (fundamentals, intro to algebra and intermediate algebra), pre-calculus, four courses in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations
  • Math courses/series may also be taken to satisfy multiple areas of the Associate of Arts & Science with Direct Transfer Agreement (AA&S-DTA) degree (SQR, Math/Science, Specified and General Electives)

Mechatronics - control panelMechatronics (MCT)

  • Prepares students for employment in automated manufacturing or to transfer into various STEM programs including Computer Science, Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Technology
  • Department courses provide the foundation for enrolled in other programs including Computer Science, Medical Simulation, and Unmanned Systems (drones)
  • Offers both a Certificate of Achievement and Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree

Big Bend Community College Medical Simulation 2Medical Simulation (SIM)

  • Combines the use of technology and needs of modern medical training to drive simulations for professionals practicing nursing care, surgical procedures, general medicine, emergency response, and many more.
  • Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree aligned with Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM)

Physics - Plasma BallPhysics (PHYS) & Astronomy (ASTR)

  • Provides students the opportunity to explore the relationship between the cosmos, math and natural science
  • Required for many STEM careers including Pre-Medicine, Engineering and Science Education 
  • Courses offered at two levels of math: algebra-based and calculus-based (100 level and 200 level)
  • Offers an Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T) degree in Pre-Physics
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