Mesa College
Stem Core

Want to finish trigonometry, pre-calc & calculus all in one year? 

2020-2021 STEM CORE application is now closed.

click here to sign-up for the 2021-2022 STEM Core Program Inerest List.

Are you interested in pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) degree, but think you're not ready or don't know where to start?

Stem Core Student

STEM Core is a one-year STEM-preparatory program with an emphasis in math, designed to help students finish pre-requisite courses in order to major in the sciences.  As a STEM Core student, you will become a part of a learning community that will provide STEM counseling, career advising, tutoring, and one-on-one support to get you ready to pursue a STEM degree.

When you become a STEM Core student, you take a set of courses during your first year that prepare you for higher-level science and math courses.  Hispanic, low-income, and/or first-generation college students are particularly encouraged to apply.  Students are required to participate in career exploration activities (e.g., workshops, job fairs, field trips, etc.) coordinated by the STEM Core team.

Upon completion of program requirements, students may be eligible for paid summer internships with a STEM employer. 


Fall 2020
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Spring 2021 (Tentative)

If you are 2020-2021 STEM Core students, click here to go to the STEM Core cohort page.

Contact us to learn more about how to become a part of the stem core!

Patricia Rodriguez
STEM Counselor
 (619) 388-2672
Carole Thompson
STEM Outreach &
Support Coordinator
Pavel Consuegra
Internship Coordinator
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