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Trinidad State’s mission is to enrich the lives of our diverse communities by providing quality educational experiences and promoting lifelong learning.

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STEM

What is STEM

STEM stands for a cluster of careers in the fields of:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math

1 in 5 STEM workers is foreign born – there is a National push to turn these numbers around.

1 in 10 STEM professionals are minority women – we are here to help change those numbers too.

Important STEM Courses:

  • Biology
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Program Design
  • Calculus
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Geology

What are the STEM Career paths

  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Health Services Administrators
  • Agricultural Scientists
  • High School Teachers
  • Airplane Pilots
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Scientists
  • Computer Engineers
  • Geologists and Geophysicists
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Meteorologists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Pediatricians
  • Computer Security Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Data Communications Analysts
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Dentists
  • Surgeons

STEM is Up & Coming!

“Jobs in computer systems design and related services, a field dependent on high-level math and problem-solving skills, are projected to grow 45 percent between 2008 and 2018.”

“STEM majors make more than non STEM majors. Petroleum engineering majors make about $120,000 a year, compared with $29,000 annually for counseling psychology majors.”

Why is STEM Important to YOU?

23 percent of STEM workers are women, however women make up 48 percent of workers in all occupations.”

“In 2009, 12 percent of STEM workers were non-Hispanic black and Hispanic. But,non-Hispanic black and Hispanic individuals accounted for 25 percent of overall employment.”

What is the pay of an average STEM Career

Engineers depending on field: $52K to $83K
Software Engineers: $85K
Chemists: $66K
Medical Scientists: $73K
Geoscientist: $79K
Environmental Scientist: $60K
Biochemist/Biophysicist: $83K

How can I get more STEM Information

At Trinidad State Junior College the STEM program is here to assist anyone wanting an Associates of Science and we will prepare you to transfer to a 4 year University to finish your Bachelors.

If you have any questions: contact Luron Singer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on the Alamosa Campus or Jenn Swanson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on the Trinidad Campus

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Mission Statement

Trinidad State’s mission is to enrich the lives of our diverse communities by providing quality educational experiences and promoting lifelong learning.

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