2022-23 Catalog

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM Associate in Science Degree (CIP # 1641030100)

Specializations Available:
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biological/Chemical Sciences

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (A.S. STEM) at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares students to successfully transfer to a baccalaureate program with junior class standing and seek a career in the industry. Students will complete the required 36 hours of general education credits for the bachelor degree along with the elective courses geared towards a specific major. 

Upon graduating from this program, Valencia students are eligible to enter a baccalaureate program at the University of Central Florida as a junior through the Direct Connect agreement. Other universities may have different requirements, so it is important to consult with both your transfer institution’s catalog and a Valencia advisor.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507

Current Students

Your Career Program Advisor contact information can be found in Atlas. Log into Atlas, click on the Courses tab, and check your Academic Profile information to find a link to your Advisor. 

West Campus Faculty Program Chair

Mohua Kar: 407-582-1182
mkar@valenciacollege.edu 

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship

Program Outcomes

  • Communication skills: Interpersonal, Oral, and Written communications 
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning skills
  • Critical-thinking skills: Analyze, Evaluate, Synthesize and apply information and ideas
  • Preparation and readiness for continued education and/or a career

Program Requirements

Core Courses
Communications
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE ~3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I *+~3
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II *+~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1017 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Humanities
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core requirement ~3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Institutional requirement *+~GR3
Mathematics
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I *+~GR4
MAC 2312CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II *+~^GR4
Science
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I *+~4
PHY 2048CGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I *+~14
Social Science
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT +~3
or AMH 2020 U.S. HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT
Social Sciences See Gen. Ed. Institutional requirement *+~GR3
Specialization (see below)24
Total Credit Hours64

Engineering Specialization

This specialization academically prepares students by providing the Engineering, Physics and Mathematics foundation courses required to success in a baccalaureate engineering program. Upon graduating from this specialization, Valencia students are eligible to enter an engineering bachelor’s degree in their preferred University of Central Florida engineering program, with junior standing, through the Direct Connect articulation agreement, and seek a career in industry. Other universities may have additional requirements, so it is important to consult with both your transfer institution’s catalog and a Valencia advisor.

Students declaring a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following prefix courses or their equivalents: MAC, MAP, PHY, CHM, EGS and EGN.

Program Outcomes

  • Hardware and software tools in the science and engineering professions.
  • Solving open-ended Engineering problems using concepts from Engineering, Physics and Mathematics 
Engineering Specialization
EGS 1006CINTRODUCTION TO THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION +1
EGN 1007CENGINEERING CONCEPTS & METHODS *+1
EGN 2440PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS *+3
MAC 2313CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III *+4
MAP 2302DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *+3
PHY 2049CGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *+4
Specific Elective from EGN or EGS or STEM course list (consult with an Advisor) ^8
Total Credit Hours24
^Specific Electives from EGN/EGS/STEM
Aerospace, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering
EGN 2312ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-STATICS *+3
EGN 2322ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-DYNAMICS *+3
EGS 2373PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING *+3
Civil, and Construction Engineering
EGN 2312ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-STATICS *+3
EGN 2322ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-DYNAMICS *+3
Computer, and Electrical Engineering
EGS 2004CELECTRICAL NETWORKS *+3
Environmental Engineering
EGN 2312ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-STATICS *+3
EGN 2322ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-DYNAMICS *+3
CHM 1046CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *+4
Material Sciences and Engineering
EGS 2373PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING *+3
CHM 1046CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *+4
Photonics Sciences and Engineering
EGS 2004CELECTRICAL NETWORKS *+3
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I *+4

Computer Science Specialization

This specialization prepares students academically with the Computer Programming, Physics, and Mathematics courses needed for transfer to a Bachelor’s in Computer Science program. Upon graduating from this specialization, Valencia students are eligible to enter the Computer Science bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida, with junior standing, through the Direct Connect articulation agreement, and seek a career in industry. Other universities may have additional requirements, so it is important to consult with both your transfer institution’s catalog and a Valencia advisor.

Students declaring a major in Computer Science discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following prefix courses or their equivalents: MAC, PHY, CHM, BSC, COP and STA.

Program Outcomes 

  • Analyze technical problems that can be solved with procedural and object oriented computer programs.
  • Design specifications for procedural and object-oriented computer programs.
  • Implement software solutions using current procedural and object oriented programming languages.
  • Test and debug software solutions.
Computer Science Specialization
COP 1000CINTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS +3
COP 2220CC PROGRAMMING *+3
COP 2800CJAVA PROGRAMMING *+3
COP 2805CADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING *+3
CHM 1046CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *+4
or BSC 1010C GENERAL BIOLOGY I
PHY 2049CGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *+4
STA 2023STATISTICAL METHODS *+~3
Math Elective ^1
Total Credit Hours24

Biological/Chemical Sciences Specialization

This specialization prepares students academically with the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics courses needed for advanced study in these specialized fields (BS in Biology or Biomedical or Biochemistry or Chemistry). Upon graduating from this specialization, Valencia students are eligible to enter a science bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida, with junior standing, through the Direct Connect agreement, and seek a career in industry. Other universities may have additional requirements, so it is important to consult with both your transfer institution’s catalog and a Valencia advisor.

Students declaring a major in Biological or Chemical Sciences discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following prefix courses or their equivalents: MAC, PHY, CHM, and BSC.

Program Outcomes

  • Use the scientific method as an effective problem-solving approach
  • Apply the scientific method in the laboratory setting
  • Practice safe laboratory behaviors
Biological/Chemical Sciences Specialization
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I *+~4
BSC 1011CGENERAL BIOLOGY II *+^4
or MAC 2313 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III
CHM 1046CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *+4
CHM 2210CORGANIC CHEMISTRY I *+4
CHM 2211CORGANIC CHEMISTRY II *+4
PHY 2054CCOLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY *+24
or PHY 2049C GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II
Total Credit Hours24