STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
A STEAM-focused degree can lead to a world of opportunities!
STEAM graduates work for all types of employers in business, education, government, non-profits, manufacturing, entertainment, and more.
Think you will sit in an office all day? Not necessarily! As an example, software engineers go underwater to help scientists understand better the ocean; zoo keepers manage animals in their habitats; meteorologists assess damage from weather-related disasters; and forensic scientists conduct investigations in the field. What they all have in common are the skills required to succeed – the ability to think critically, work collaboratively, communicate, and solve problems creatively.
Fast-Track your STEAM Career
PVCC has transfer partnerships with three major Arizona state Universities and special science transfer partnerships with others including Grand Canyon University (GCU). This makes it easy to continue your education and earn a four-year degree in fields like business, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, nursing, and engineering.
PVCC is home to exciting new technologies like 3D printers and state-of-the-art telescopes. Chemistry students have access to high-performance liquid chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance technology. The Life Sciences and Health Sciences buildings incorporate the latest state-of-the-art technology for science education, including a cadaver lab and real-word hospital simulation practice labs.
You will find many opportunities that will enhance your STEAM education, including summer STEAM programs for high school students, internships with leading area industries, STEAM events and speakers, and student clubs where you can interact with others who share your career pathway.
Click on the link to the upper right of this page to download our STEAM brochure, and get started on an exciting career path right here at PVCC!
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