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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Want to know more about life, the Milky Way, the structure of matter? Want to develop mathematical problem-solving skills or find solutions to the world’s problems? STEM will prepare you for a scientific, engineering, and mathematical career, to transfer to a university, and earn a degree or certificate.

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Programs

Degrees

   

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(less than 18 units)
Notes:
You can find additional technology degrees in the Industrial , Environmental and Transportation Technology Area of Interest
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

Meet Your Success Team

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Instructional Chemistry Lab Technician (ABC Caller)
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MESA Coordinator and Math Faculty
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Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Dean

Career Outlook

Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $55.91
Career Growth: 28.60%

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Include weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of a meteorologist.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $49.31
Career Growth: 28.60%
Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $48.22
Career Growth: 8.00%

Design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental health hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $50.34
Career Growth: 8.10%

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Include mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $45.64
Career Growth: 12.20%
Some  duties and responsibilities of this carrer: Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions, Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests, Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments,Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies, Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a First professional degree.

California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $102.11
Career Growth: 10.40%

Conduct research into the phases of physical phenomena, develop theories and laws on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply laws and theories to industry and other fields.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Doctor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $55.27
Career Growth: 16.70%

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management, including the collection and analysis of biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water areas.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $34.93
Career Growth: 12.50%
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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