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Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Career Academic Pathways (STEM CAP)

Learn about your CAP (STEM)

Learn about Major within your CAP (STEM)

Confirm you CAP (STEM)

Career Exploration (STEM)

Transfer Exploration (STEM)

Milestones to Academic Success (STEM)

Calendar of Events (CTC)

Resource Page (STEM)

Internship Opportunities (CTC)

 

 

Welcome to the STEM CAP webpage. Career and Academic Pathways (CAPs) are groups of similar programs designed to help you select a program of study (i.e., a major) and speed your progress towards completion. Within each CAP, you can explore a set of program maps that show a semester by semester path from program entry to completion.

 

 

PASO STEM Speaker Series

 

The following information was curated by the Career and Transfer Center.

 


Learn about your CAP (STEM)

Are you a person who is interested in coding, problem solving, understanding patterns in nature, or designing, analyzing, building and testing machines, systems, structures and materials? 

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pathway (CAP) includes majors in:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapy

 


Learn about Major within your CAP (STEM)

 

LAVC offers many majors under Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that may lead to a certificate of achievement, Associate's Degree, and/or transfer to a 4-year university.  Learn more by exploring the programmer mapper and major sheets. 

Program Mapper

Are you a creative person who is interested in studying people, expressing yourself, and communicating effectively? Click through to explore the Career and Academic Pathway (CAP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

Major Sheets  

Anthropology
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth Science
Engineering
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Physics
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapy

 

 

 

 


Confirm you CAP (STEM)

 

Your choice of CAP is an important part of your educational and career decision making. Below are several assessments/resources you can use to confirm your choice of CAP.

ElimiPathway Worksheet

Not sure which Career Academic Pathways (CAP) is the right fit for you? Complete this worksheet will help you eliminate the CAPS you are not in interested in. 

ElimiMajor Worksheet

Choosing a major is hard, but you may already know what you do not like. Complete this worksheet to help you elminate the majors you are not interested in. 

VitaNavis

Take the SuperStrong assessment to learn more about your interests and how it relates to CAPS and majors at LAVC. 

Career Coach Assessment 

Take the Early Career Assessment that is part of CCC Apply if you have not completed it already. 

What Can I Do With This Major?

Learn about the careers you can pursue with different majors. 

Explore Other CAPS

 


Career Exploration (STEM)

 

Self-exploration is the first step in career decision-making. Below are some assessments/resources to help you explore options that may be a good fit for you. 

Eureka (ID Code is PG2WIRG)

Create your own account and take multiple assessments that will help you explore your interest, skills, abilities, and values and how it relates to the world of work. The LAVC Site ID Code is PG2WIRG.

VitaNavis

Take the SuperStrong assessment to learn about your interests and how it relates to majors at LAVC! 

16 Personalities

Learn about who you are and why you do the things you do. 

Truity

Take online assessments to learn about your personality type

Roadtrip Nation (Site ID is LAVC19)

Learn more about career pathways and occupations by watching career informational interviews of successful professionals. 

Check out the LAVC Virtual Career Center for more resources! 

 


Transfer Exploration (STEM)

 

Assist.org

Learn more about what classes to take at LAVC to transfer to the CSU's and UC's. 

A Degree with a Guarantee

Learn about Associate Degrees for Transfer (AD-T) and which CSU majors correspond with LAVC AD-Ts. 

LAVC Transfer Center

Visit the LAVC Transfer Center website to learn about representative visits, workshops, transfer events, and much more. 

UC Transfer Admission Planner

Create a TAP account early to track your progress towards transfer to a UC. 

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

Learn more about how to transfer to a private university. 

Transfer Basics

Learn about transfer basics to the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) systems. Attent a Transfer 101 workshop to identify how your courses meet the requirements to your educational goals.


 

 

Milestones to Academic Success (STEM)

 

Step 1

GETTING STARTED

 

Step 2

BY THE END OF FIRST SEMESTER OR COMPLETION OF 15 UNITS

 

 

Step 3

BY THE END OF THE 2ND SEMESTER OR COMPLETION OF 30 UNITS

 

Step 4

BY THE END OF THE 3RD SEMESTER OR COMPLETION OF 45 UNITS

 

Step 5

AT OR NEAR 60 UNITS, AS YOU PREPARE TO GRADUATE AND/OR TRANSFER

For assistance please visit our Welcome Center Student Support Zoom

 


Calendar of Events (CTC)

Please visit the Career/Transfer Center webpage for an up to date calendar of events.

 


Resource Page (STEM)

 

ASTRONOMY

American Astronomical Society  -- Explore the different careers in astronomy.

Astronomer  -- Questions about becoming an astronomer. 

 

BIOLOGY 

American Institute of Biological Sciences (Links to an external site.) -- Provides information about the varying fields and career options in biology. 

Biochemistry Society (Links to an external site.) -- Exploration resources for careers in science specifically in the fields of biology. 

Bio-Link (Links to an external site.) -- Bio-Link enhances and expands biotechnology education programs by providing cutting edge professional development for instructors, by improving curriculum, by making use of technologies and by creating a system that promotes the sharing of information. 

Biomedical Engineering Society (Links to an external site.) -- Organization dedicated to promoting the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.

Biotechnology Industry Organization (Links to an external site.) (BIO) -- Website for the world's largest biotechnology organization that provides advocacy, business development, and communications services. 

Botanical Society of America (Links to an external site.) -- Botanical association with information about botany careers.

Careers in Marine Science (Links to an external site.) -- Information on careers in marine biology.  Also provides interviews, frequently asked questions, and career links about marine science careers and majors. 

Student Biotechnology Network (Links to an external site.) (SBN) -- The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) brings together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce, and law. It provides an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and research opportunities in academia and in the corporate world of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. 

U.S Food and Drug Administration (Links to an external site.) -- Biotechnology information, resources, and news from the U.S. FDA. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Links to an external site.) (APHIS) -- APHIS uses biotechnology, including recombinant DNA technology, and genetic engineering, and participates in programs that use biotechnology to identify and control plant and animal pests. 

U.S Food and Drug Administration (Links to an external site.) -- Biotechnology information, resources, and news from the U.S. FDA.  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

 

CHEMISTRY

American Chemical Society (Links to an external site.) -- Career descriptions of jobs in the different fields of chemistry. 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Career Development (Links to an external site.) -- Provides internships in STEM fields, resume help, and career information about chemical engineering. 

Royal Society of Chemistry Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Career advice and resources in the field of chemistry.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Areas in getting started, advancing, transitioning, and entrepreneurship in the field of computers. 

 

DATA SCIENCE

"What is Data Science?" (Links to an external site.) - What data science is, along with some career information for data science professionals, such as demand, salary, and number of job openings. It also describes some of the skills that are necessary to excel within this field. 

Comprehensive listings of schools offering bachelor's, master's, certificate, and Ph.D. programs. (Links to an external site.)

Resources (Links to an external site.) for people interested in pursuing a career in data science. Of particular note is the Sustainability Guide and Women in STEM Guide.

Career Center (Links to an external site.) with information on various STEM-related career paths.

 

ENGINEERING

Career opportunities, info, and advice for Physics (Links to an external site.) majors (undergraduate and graduate).

Entry level engineering jobs (Links to an external site.)

American Society of Civil Engineers (Links to an external site.) -- Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Job listings, resume tips, etc.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Links to an external site.)

Search jobs in mechanical engineering (Links to an external site.)

National Engineering Resources (Links to an external site.) - job listings.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) (Links to an external site.) - Strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure, ethics, and advocating. Includes information on jobs, salaries, and licensing.

Engineering and IT jobs (Links to an external site.) that includes an entry-level search.

Jobs and internships (Links to an external site.) in engineering.

Engineering jobs (Links to an external site.) and careers, find job listings from all job sites.

Job openings (Links to an external site.) at the American Institute of Physics.

Jobs in optics (Links to an external site.), photonics, nano-tech, lasers, fibers, and semi-conductors.

Search for jobs (Links to an external site.) in physics.

Search a wide range of science jobs (Links to an external site.) in academia or private industry; Find science jobs in biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical research.

Search jobs (Links to an external site.) in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and science.

American Chemical Society (Links to an external site.) job listings and advice & tools.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Links to an external site.) dedicated to aerospace.

Events and resources (Links to an external site.) for Chemical Engineers.

Startup jobs, (Links to an external site.) find team members, angel investors, and venture capital.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Links to an external site.) -- ASME is the center of engineering conversation. Find engineering news, jobs, career development, codes and standards, conferences, and more. Engineering Standard News and Resources, career & education. 

Thousands of job listings (Links to an external site.) for technology professionals.

Energy job listings (Links to an external site.), news, and training.

Search jobs (Links to an external site.) in Chemical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (Links to an external site.), job listings, and training.

American Mathematical Society (Links to an external site.), mathematical publications, and programs.

Nuclear Energy Institute (Links to an external site.), careers and education resources.

Life Sciences job listings (Links to an external site.), career resources, career fairs, events, news.

Chemical & Engineering News, (Links to an external site.) coverage in scientific and technological departments.

Job listings, (Links to an external site.) and science careers magazine.

Jobs in a specialized (Links to an external site.) geography field-planning, urban, environmental.

Find biotech (Links to an external site.) jobs and resume help

NASA (Links to an external site.) job and internship opportunities

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (Links to an external site.) -- Alphabetical Index of Engineering Technology Degree Programs. 

Careers in Science and Engineering (Links to an external site.) -- Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings. 

Discover Engineering (Links to an external site.) -- Designed to provide an accessible introduction to engineering. Includes games, idea center, FAQ, downloads, links, and a section about the career. 

Engineering Education Service Center (Links to an external site.) -- Offers lists of scholarships for engineering schools. This page will always be under construction as new scholarships become available and current scholarships are awarded. 

Society of Materials Engineering International (Links to an external site.) -- The ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database allows subscribers to explore, search and view more than 35,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 6200 systems from their Web browsers. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

Job postings (Links to an external site.) in the environmental science field.

Environmental Career Guide (Links to an external site.) -- Job descriptions, skills, responsibilities, and salary about environmental jobs.

EPA Environmental Careers Program (Links to an external site.) -- Career development program for environmental science majors. 

Peace Corps Environmental Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Provides excerpts from environmental careers publication. 

Student Conservation Association (Links to an external site.) -- Get real conservation experience with SCA expense-paid internships along with a living stipend, housing, and round trip travel.  Must be 18 or older available 3-12 months in any of the 50 U.S. states. 

 

GEOLOGY

American Geological Institute Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Career resources including articles, profiles, and adds. 

American Geological Society of America (Links to an external site.) -- Grants, internships, and job listings in geology fields.

Careers in the Geosciences (Links to an external site.) -- Provides you information on what a geoscientist does. http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/brochure.html (Links to an external site.)

Geology (Links to an external site.) -- List of geological societies and organizations.

 

HEALTHCARE CAREERS

Health Career Connection (Links to an external site.) (California) -- HCC and its predecessor programs have offered internships in California for over 20 years.  HCC is committed to increasing the number professionals working in the health care field. 

Quality Education for Minorities -- QEM provides health focused, science policy focused, and tribal college/science education focused internships for minorities. http://qemnetwork.qem.org/internship.htm (Links to an external site.)

Summer Med & Dental Ed Program -- SMDEP is a free six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. http://www.smdep.org/ (Links to an external site.)

 

MATHEMATICS 

American Mathematical Society (Links to an external site.)-- Founded to promote mathematical research and education through conferences, contests surveys, publications, employment services, and scholarship programs. 

MAA Math Classified (Links to an external site.)-- Online newsletter and web site of the Mathematical Association of America.

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Links to an external site.) -- Provides information on mathematics-related books, journals, conferences, careers, and advice in Applied Mathematics. 

When Will I Use Math (Links to an external site.)-- The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this. 

 

PHYSICS

Physics Jobs and Careers (Links to an external site.) (APS Physics) -- Provides information on the study, major, and careers in physics. 

Society of Physics Students (Links to an external site.) -- Provides profiles of physicists, advice, and resources on physics careers. 

 

SCIENCES

Engineering, Science, and Math Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Provides links of job descriptions in engineering, science and math.  Also read about skills, tools, salary information, and job duties of related professions. 

National Science Foundation (Links to an external site.) -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense."  This site offers basic statistics related to NSF's initiatives. 

Nature Jobs (Links to an external site.) -- Nature jobs is a career resource center for scientists, providing a wide range of career advice and information across Nature Publishing Group journals.

Science Careers (Links to an external site.) -- Provides jobs and literature in the sciences. 

Science Net (Links to an external site.) -- Undergraduate science summer research programs and internships. 

Science Undergrad Lab Internships (Links to an external site.) -- The SULI program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of the several Department of Energy facilities.

 

START-UPS 

Built-in Los Angeles (Links to an external site.) - Find jobs and internships at startups in the L.A. area (tech and beyond).

StartUpHire (Links to an external site.) - Thousands of startup job openings in cities across the U.S.

Venture Loop (Links to an external site.) - Narrow your search to companies with venture backing.

Angel List (Links to an external site.) - Jobs at earlier-stage startups backed by angel investors.

Join-Startups (Links to an external site.) - Check out this daily-updated list of jobs at venture-backed startups.

Startup Job Fair (Links to an external site.) - Startup job fairs in your city.

Underdog.io (Links to an external site.) - Curated "talent marketplace," which claims to match candidates with their ideal startup opportunities.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Creative Heads (Links to an external site.) -- Find hundreds of the best jobs in the video game, animation, virtual FX, and software/technology industries. 

Dice (Links to an external site.) -- If you are a technology expert in areas such as Information Technology (IT), software, high tech, security, biotech, aerospace, or engineering.

Gamasutra (Links to an external site.) -- The art and business of making games. 


Internship Opportunities (CTC)

Click on the incons below to review the Internship and Scholarships opportunities provided by the Career Transfer Center and PASO STEM.

Internships by CAP STEM Internships STEM Scholarships

 

The following information was curated by the Career/Transfer Center.