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​Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees and certificates offer valuable knowledge and skills for students interested in continuing their studies at universities nationwide or seeking entry-level employment in the workforce. A variety of STEM options, ranging from associate degrees that transfer to four-year colleges to the more focused career-track programs that prepare students for jobs in today's in-demand fields, make Rowan College a great place to start.​​​​​​


  • Agribusiness

    https://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Agribusiness-AAS.aspx

    The Agribusiness AAS degree incorporates hands-on learning with classroom instruction to provide a foundation of knowledge for career opportunities in the Agribusiness industry. This program includes specific skill training courses for immediate employment.

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  • Agriculture

    https://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Agriculture-AS.aspx

    The two-year transfer program in Agriculture is designed to provide the basic courses in general education and agriculture to students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a university. Agriculture scientists work in private and government industries in such fields as agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal breeding and genetics, forestry, nutrition, plant breeding, horticulture, soil science, and wildlife science.

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  • Arts & Sciences (AS)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/arts-science-as

    This Arts & Science program is designed for students who have selected a major field of concentration but still desire more flexibility in course selection. The program meets transfer requirements for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree. It also is suggested that students seek advisement in course selection from the institutions to which they intend to transfer.

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  • Biology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/biologyhttps://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Biological-Science-AS.aspx

    For students interested in a biology-oriented career (pre-med, environmental science, forestry, etc.), this program provides a concentrated study during ​the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Although science and math are stressed, humanities and social science electives aid in providing a broad educational experience. Students are advised to check the requirements of their anticipated vocation or bachelor's degree program at the college to which they intend to transfer.

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  • Biology- Bioscience Technology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/biology-bioscience-technologies

    The Bioscience Technologies option provides students with the basic course requirements necessary to satisfy the first three years of a baccalaureate degree in Bioscience Technologies (biotechnology, cytotechnology, medical technology) at a transfer institution. In the biotechnology field, biological and engineering principles are used to develop products and techniques for advances in gene therapy, new tests to diagnose and pharmaceuticals to treat a variety of diseases or new ways of studying the molecular and genetic structure of cells.

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  • Chemical Engineering (Certificate)

    /Degrees-site/Documents/COA/COA%20-%20Engineering%20Science%20Certificate%20Program%20Guide.pdf

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  • Chemistry

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/chemistryhttps://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/chemistry

    For students interested in a chemistry-oriented career, this program offers a concentrated study during the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Humanities and social science electives are incorporated to pro​vide a broad educational experience. Students are advised to plan their course selection based on the requirements of the vocation or curriculum of the four-year college or university of their choice.

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  • Chemistry- Pre-PharmD

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/chemistry-pre-pharmdhttps://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/chemistry-pre-pharmd

    The Chemistry–Pre-Pharm.D. option provides two years of concentrated study in science for those who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in chemistry. Humanities and social science electives are incorporated to provide a broad educational experience. Students are advised to plan their course selection based on the requirements of the vocation or curriculum of the four-year college of their choice.

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  • Civil Engeering (Certificate)

    /Degrees-site/Documents/COA/COA%20-%20Engineering%20Science%20Certificate%20Program%20Guide.pdf

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  • Computer Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/computer-sciencehttps://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Computer-Science,-AS.aspx

    This program prepares students to continue their education at a four-year college or university in fields such as computer science, computer information sciences and information systems management. The program parallels the computer science offerings at four-year colleges and universities.

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  • Construction Supervision (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/certificates

    The Professional Development Certificates in the Engineering Technologies Construction Supervision program will provide the students with a concentration of courses that parallel the Associates Degree program. The certificates below give students the knowledge and skills needed for employment in their respective fields. Once a certificate is completed, students can continue with the remaining course requirements leading to an A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technologies

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  • Cybersecurity

    https://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Cybersecurity,-AS.aspx

    The Cyber Security field is listed as one of the fastest growing fields by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. This program is designed to be approachable, practical, and a good foundation for further study. The Associate in Science (AS) degree in Cyber Security is designed to provide two academic years of college study for transfer to a four-year college or university. The program at RCSJ-Cumberland is designed to be approachable, practical, and a good foundation for further study at any four-year college or university. For those looking to stay close to home, students are able to take advantage of the partnership with Wilmington University. Our credits seamlessly transfer into their Computer and Network Security Bachelor of Science program. These courses may be taken at the University Center.​

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  • Electrical Engineering (Certificate)

    /Degrees-site/Documents/COA/COA%20-%20Engineering%20Science%20Certificate%20Program%20Guide.pdf

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  • Electronic Technology (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Engineering-Technology-Electronics-Technology-AC.aspx

    This program prepares students for employment in a wide range of businesses and industries. Experts predict that varied technical occupations will be among the hot careers during the next decade. There will be a 30 percent increase in higher-skilled, better-paying occupations in the technical fields, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. With the increased emphasis on technology, 80 percent of these jobs will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. CCC works closely with business and industry leaders to keep its Engineering technologies curricula current.

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  • Electronic Technology (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Engineering-Technology-Electronics-Technology-CC.aspx

    This program focuses on the basics of electronics. CCC works closely with business and industry leaders to keep its Engineering technologies curricula current.

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  • Engineering Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/engineering-sciencehttps://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Engineering-AS.aspx

    The goal of this program is to provide the first two years of an Engineering Science baccalaureate degree program for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution as an engineering science major.

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  • Engineering Technology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Engineering-Technology-AAS.aspx

    This program prepares students for ​entry-level employment in the fields of electronics, mechatronics, and manufacturing as well as transfer into baccalaurea​te programs leading to careers in fields in manufacturing, product development, management, and engineering technology across robotics, automotive, medical, and various industrial fields. The flexibility offered by this program allows for entrance AS and transferability requirements into schools with BS in Engineering Technology programs. Students should choose their electives deliberately with the transfer destination in mind.

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  • Engineering Technology (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Engineering-Technology-AC.aspx

    This program prepares students for careers in computer-aided drafting. Experts predict that varied technical occupations will be among the hot careers during the next decade. There will be a 30 percent increase in higher-skilled, better-paying occupations in the technical fields, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. With the increased emphasis on technology, 80 percent of these jobs will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. CCC works closely with business and industry leaders to keep its Engineering technologies curricula current.

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  • Environmental Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/environmental-science

    For students interested in a career in Environmental Science, this program provides a concentrated study during the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Although science and math are stressed, humanities and social science electives aid in providing a broad educational experience. Students are advised to check the requirements of their anticipated vocation or bachelor's degree program at the college to which they intend to transfer.

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  • Equine Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/equine-science

    An associate degree in Equine Science provides students with instruction and practical experience in the management, nutrition, physiology and care of horses, with a strong foundation in biological, chemical and business principles. This major prepares students with a broad curriculum in the sciences for transfer to a four-year institution or employment in the equine industry.

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  • Equine Science (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/certificates

    The Professional Development Certificate in Equine Science will provide students with the instruction and practical experience in management, nutrition, physiology, and care of horses. Students can either complete just the certificate or continue to work toward an Associate’s degree in Equine Science.

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  • Equine Science- Pre-Vet

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/equine-science-pre-vet

    For students interested in a career in Veterinary Science, this program provides a concentrated study during the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Although science and math are stressed, humanities and social science electives aid in providing a broad educational experience. Students are advised to check the requirements of their anticipated vocation or bachelor's degree program at the college to which they intend to transfer.

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  • Horticulture

    https://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Horticulture-AAS.aspx

    This program prepares students on the growing and breeding of plants as well as maintaining productive soils.

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  • Land Surveying Engineering Technology (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/certificates

    The Professional Development Certificates in the Engineering Technologies Land Surveying program will provide the students with a concentration of courses that parallel the Associates Degree program. The certificates below give students the knowledge and skills needed for employment in their respective fields. Once a certificate is completed, students can continue with the remaining course requirements leading to an A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technologies.

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  • Marine Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/marine-science

    An associate degree in Marine Science provides students with a foundation of study in the physical, biological and chemical sciences as well as an understanding of the marine environment and its interactions with the earth, biosphere and atmosphere. This major prepares students with a broad curriculum in the sciences, with an understanding of marine life and its adaptations, and for transfer to a four-year institution or employment in the industry.

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  • Mathematics

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/arts-science-mathematicshttps://www.rcsj.edu/SEM-site/Pages/Mathematics-Science-AS.aspx

    The Arts & Sciences – Mathematics option is designed for students who have chosen mathematics as a major field of concentration and are preparing to transfer into a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree program.

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  • Mechanical Engineering (Certificate)

    /Degrees-site/Documents/COA/COA%20-%20Engineering%20Science%20Certificate%20Program%20Guide.pdf

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  • Surveying Engineering Technologies

    https://www.rcsj.edu/STEM/surveying-engineering-technologies

    The Surveying Engineering Technology Program is designed for students interested in seeking gainful employment as land survey technicians or apprentices. This program also prepares students to transfer to a four-year B.S. Surveying Engineering Technology program. The program curriculum provides students with plenty of hands-on experience using the latest technology in the field.

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