2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)


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The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) grants Associate of Science degrees in civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. Bachelor of Science degrees are granted in applied science, civil engineering technology, computer science, electrical engineering technology, engineering management, and mechanical engineering technology. (The school offers courses in biology, chemistry, civil engineering technology, cybersecurity, electrical engineering technology, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering technology, natural science, physical science, physics, and surveying.)

The degree programs offered by the School provide preparation for further professional education as well as immediate employment. The B.S. in Applied Science prepares students for entry into schools of dentistry, medicine, or pharmacy as well as for entry into graduate science programs.  Students earning an Applied Sciences degree may choose from two concentrations: Interdisciplinary Science and Pre-Medicine. 

Engineering Technology is the profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained in higher education experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering Technology education focuses on the applications aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to the product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions. 

Graduates are prepared for job entry as engineering technologists into industry, government, utilities, or Engineering, construction, mechanical, and architectural firms. Graduates of accredited programs may, under regulations of the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, participate in the examinations and complete the service requirements for registration as Professional Engineers. Those students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as programmers, systems analysts, software designers, and webmasters depending on the education path taken. 

The following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21201, telephone (410) 347-7700, http://www.abet.org:

Baccalaureate degree programs in

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 

 

Associate degree programs in

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

Various classes of electives are required under the General Studies Requirements. These include a basic skills component and a course skills component. Technical electives are courses of a technical nature that support the student’s career interests, such as additional mathematics, basic sciences, engineering technology courses in the student’s own or other disciplines, and computer science. Sound professional judgment is expected in the student-advisor role when choosing electives.

Computer Requirements for The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

All students enrolled in The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs will be required to have access to a laptop/tablet computer and bring to STEM classes. The recommended requirements are listed below: 

Portable computer such as laptop and/or tablet capable of running the second latest version of a Windows® operating system with a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) and multi-core processor. Due to the constantly changing capability of computer systems, no exact computer specifications are given. However, a student should purchase a system that is within six months new of when the student starts their degree program. Computers that meet these specifications will be available through the Bluefield State College bookstore. The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will make every effort to ensure that a new system will be adequate for a student to complete four consecutive years without having to purchase a new machine before they graduate from their specified degree program.

 

 

Programs

    Associate of ScienceBachelor of ScienceNon-DegreeCertification

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