Science and Industrial Technology
Do you enjoy building things, experimenting, and solving problems? It is through this pathway that you will discover your passion in the biological, chemical, mechanical, technical, and analytical worlds of nature, society, and beyond.
The Biology Department offers courses for transfer students in biology, prerequisite courses for pre-health science students, and general education courses in life sciences.
Chemistry is the study of matter – its composition, properties, and potential transformations. Drawing from physics and mathematics, chemistry is considered “the central science” and is the foundation for life sciences, engineering, and medicine.
Explore all aspects of computer and Internet systems. Computer Studies is the study of problem-solving. Troubleshooting and attacking complex problems is enjoyable and our students feel accomplishment daily.
Dedicated to promoting a stimulating environment and providing a challenging learning experience for students who will design the future.
Earth Science includes all the dynamic processes that shape life on Earth – from geology to pollution, from food webs to tectonic plates. Earth Science is the foundation for an understanding of climate change as well as humanity’s response to it.
The Engineering Department offers courses for transfer students and general education courses in Engineering. The department faculty are dedicated to providing excellent instruction and academic support to meet the diverse needs of our students.
If you want to save the planet, you need the right tools. Environmental science provides the foundation for conservation, environmental law, renewable energy, sustainable business innovation, and other initiatives to combat climate change.
Geography helps us understand the meaning of a place. Forming a unique bridge between the social and natural sciences, geography includes study of cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments.
Geology is the study of the minerals, mountains, and natural resources that make up our planet. By understanding Earth’s history, Geologists can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.
GIS is a powerful tool that allows you to analyze, visualize, and interpret complex environmental data spatially.
The study of human movement, designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year level college and advanced study in a number of exercise and movement related fields.
Machine tool operators make and repair the objects of everyday life – from auto parts to winemaking equipment. Career opportunities are plentiful and well-paid, and they don’t require a four-year degree.
Math is more than a numbers game. Studying math builds analytical and problem-solving skills, and is increasingly important for a variety of careers in today’s data-driven workplace.
The Physics Department offers courses for transfer students in physics, prerequisite courses for engineering students, and general education courses in physical and life sciences.
Courses prepare students for entry-level positions and help current industry employees to advance in their careers. Based on a core of viticulture and wine-making classes, the program offers a variety of options for careers in the industry.
If you like to work precisely with tools and equipment, you can become a skilled welder, earning a good living in an essential industry. Welders cut and join pieces of metal, making a permanent bond with a torch or electric arc.