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How to decide if STEM is right for You

Courses that allow you to Explore STEM

  • CG 51 for STEM Majors - This is an introduction to college with over 6 hours of class time dedicated to learning about STEM and all the career opporutities. Students will go on STEM lab tours and hear from STEM faculty about their programs. This class one of the best ways to learn about all STEM opporutunities at Cabrillo! There are only two sections available: #84680 and #84687. Both are offered Fri. 9-11:50 a.m. the first six Fridays in the fall. Find the flyer here. Space is limited so sign up early.
  • Take an English 1A with a science focus. In the Fall there is an english course that will include readings and discussions featuring science topics. The course meets Tues-Thur. 12:40-2:00. Sign up today! Section# 85045
  • Engr 5 - Engineering as a Profession
  • Engr 3 - How Things Work
  • CG 54 - Career Planning
  • Oceanography 10
  • Astronomy 3, 4, or 7
  • ETech 24
  • Environmental Science 10
  • Physics 10 - Introduction to Physics
  • Geology 10, 15, or 20
  • Chemistry 10
  • Biology 10, 11A, 11B, or 11C
  • Horticulture 1A
  • Computer Science 1 or 11
  • Construction Energy Management 151

 

Events that allow you to Explore STEM

 

Links to job prospects, salaries, & more

Career Mininum Education Required (Typical) Nationwide Salary Data* Employment Projections
Astronomy Doctorate

$106,000

National Data

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Overview

Biology (Very diverse field with many sub-disciplines.) Baccalaureate or Masters

$73,000

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Overview

Computer Science Baccalaureate

$102,000

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Oveview

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Associate's Deg, Certificate, or Baccalaureate

$120,000

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Oveview

Computer Networking & System Admin. Associate's Deg, Certificate, or Baccaluareate

$72,500

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California Data

Overivew

Computer Programming Associate's Deg or Baccalaureate

$74,000

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Overivew

Construction & Energy Management Associate's Deg, Certificate, or Baccalaureate

Salaries vary

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Overview

Engineering Disciplines

Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Baccalaureate

$103,720

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Overview of Profession

Agricultural Engineering Baccalaureate

$74,000

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Overview of Profession

Architectural Engineering Baccalaureate

$90,000

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Overview of Profession

Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering Baccalaureate or Masters

$86,960

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Overview

Chemical Engineering Baccalaureate

$94,350

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Civil Engineering Baccalaureate

$79,340

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Computer Engineering Baccalaureate

$101,000

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Baccalaureate

$90,000

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Environmental Engineering Baccalaureate

$81,000

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Industrial Engineering Baccalaureate

$79,000

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Materials Engineering Baccalaureate

$85,000

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Mechanical Engineering Baccalaureate

$81,000

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Mining and Geological Engineering Baccalaureate

$84,000

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Nuclear Engineering Baccalaureate

$104,000

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Petroleum Engineering Baccalaureate

$130,000

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Software Engineering Baccalaureate

$93,000

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Overview

Engineering Technology (Technician) Associate's Deg or Baccalaureate

Salary varies depending on Industry

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Environmental Science Baccalaureate

$63,570

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Geology Baccalaureate or higher

$91,000

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Horticulture Associate's Deg, Certificate, or Baccalaureate

Salaries vary depending on position

Landscape Designers

Agricultureal Managers

Landscape Contracters

Landscape Maintenance

Horticulture - Aboricutlure Associate's Deg, Certificate, or Baccalaureate

What Arborists do

Overview

Mathematics Master's Deg

$101,000

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Mathematics - Acuarial Science Mathematics - Statistics Mathematics Operations Research Baccalaureate but more likely Master's

$75,000 - $93,000

National Data - Actuaries

National Data - Statisticians

California Data - Actuaries

California Data - Statisticians

Overview - Actuaries

Overview - Statisticians

Overview - Operations Research

Oceanography Baccalaureate or higher

National Data - Atmospheric Science

National Data - Geoscience

California Data - Geoscience

California Data - Hydrology

Overview of Atmospheric Science

Physics Doctorate

$106,000

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Overview

Surveyors License or Baccalaureate

$56,000

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Teacher/Educator Baccalaureate degree focused on Math or STEM Education

$55,000

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Overview - Math Teachers

Welding Certificate and License

$36,300

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Overview

* Salary is median pay nationwide per BLS website. Note that Bay Area and Santa Cruz median salaries may be significanly higher than national averages.

 

Why are STEM Careers so popular these days?

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