School of Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Do you like to know how things work? Do people say you are great with technology?

In MTC's School of Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), you can prepare for careers in information technology and computers, engineering technology, mathematics, and natural sciences. Within this school, you'll find transferable associate degrees, programs to train you for great careers in two years or less, and individual training courses.

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Architectural Engineering

Before a building is constructed, it has to be designed. Architectural engineers apply science and technology to create these structures that improve our world.

Architectural Computer Graphics

Learn the fundamentals of computer-aided design, drafting, and project management. This certificate also prepares you to pursue a degree in AET.

Architectural Design Technology

Become specialized in architectural design methodology with this academic certificate. If you are pursuing a degree in AET, this course of study is designed to provide a basic introduction to architectural engineering.

Architectural Engineering Technology

Become an architectural technician, estimator, or building codes specialist upon completion of this five-semester program at MTC. Convert preliminary designs of architects and engineers into working drawings and specifications. Plan, supervise, and do preliminary cost estimates of construction projects.

Architectural System and Codes

Learn how to “design to code,” the fundamentals of computer-aided design and building systems, as well as local and national building codes. This certificate is perfect if you want to learn a basic introduction to architectural engineering technology and if you intend to pursue a degree in AET.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers will concept and design processes through lab experiments to produce, transform, and transport materials before they go into full-scale production.

Chemical Engineering

Train in this area, and you will be well prepared for more advanced study in chemical engineering at the bachelor's degree level. This certificate is designed to be combined with the Engineering Science Certificate and other courses to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

Chemical Technology

This three-semester program prepares students to assist engineers and chemists in high-demand roles such as operators and/or technicians doing research, manufacturing, analyses, and quality control.

Chemical Process Technology

This program will teach students the fundamentals of chemical process technology including mechanical and electrical components, plant unit operations, and instrumentation.

Civil Engineering

Infrastructure includes road systems, railways and waterways, as well as air and sewage systems. Civil engineers work to manage these systems, from design to construction to maintenance.

Civil Engineering Technology

Civil engineering technologists play a major role in the design and construction of airports, bridges, highways, pipelines, and water and sewage systems. After completing this five-semester program, you can become a professionally licensed land surveyor, construction superintendent, civil engineering technologist or technician, or engineering design assistant. Or you can transfer to a four-year institution for civil engineering.

Civil Engineering (2+2)

This program is designed for students looking to learn the basics of mechanical and civil engineering as they prepare to transfer into a four-year, bachelor’s degree level engineering program.

Construction Engineering Technology

A construction engineering tech assists engineers and construction supervisors. This academic certificate trains you in specifics such as engineering project management, testing procedures for construction materials, contract documents and legal concepts, surveying, plans and specifications, and basic highway design.

Structural Technology

Become an assistant to a design engineer or a construction manager with this academic certificate in structural analysis and management. You’ll learn to test and evaluate the properties of a variety of building materials, and you'll become an expert in the principles of analysis and design of concrete and steel structures.

Surveying Fundamentals

This academic certificate trains you in specifics such as engineering project management, testing procedures for construction materials, contract documents and legal concepts, surveying, plans and specifications, and basic highway design.

Computer Engineering

Computer software and hardware needs to be designed, tested, and maintained once launched. A computer engineer works to manage the process from top to bottom.

Computer Engineering

The certificate is designed for transferring to a four-year engineering program. The Engineering Science Certificate, when combined with general education courses and Engineering Fundamentals Certificate courses, prepares the student to enter engineering school as a junior.

Computer Information Systems

Learn design and troubleshooting while getting prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology. You can combine this certificate with the Engineering Science Certificate and other courses to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

Computer Science

Learn design and troubleshooting while getting prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology. You can combine this certificate with the Engineering Science Certificate and other courses to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical and electronic engineers design and deploy system equipment and devices using electronics and electricity.

Electrical Engineering

Learn design and troubleshooting while getting prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology. You can combine this certificate with the Engineering Science Certificate and other courses to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

Electronics Engineering Technology

This degree is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce as electronics engineering technicians. Electronics engineering technicians use machine tools to make parts, work in troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, and work to maintain electronic systems including testing components and replacing defective circuits.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental pollution is a world-wide issue that engineering technicians help to prevent or mitigate.

Environmental Systems Technology

You can become a laboratory technician, medium-level operator, water quality technician, or senior manufacturing technician with this certificate. This advanced certificate dovetails with the Chemical Technology Certificate and/or the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Information Technology (IT)

IT technicians design, develop, support, and manage computer information systems to make sure all hardware and software applications run efficiently.

Applications Programming

This associate degree program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to work as computer software developers, selecting from a variety of different tools and platforms. The Application Programming Certificate provides the foundation for an entry-level programmer to gain access to the information processing field. Students will be able to code in two high-level languages found in the business environment. Students will be able to develop Windows applications using object-based visual tools.

 

Computer Technician

Computer technicians provide technical assistance to computer users and resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They also may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Train for a career repairing and maintaining computers and network servers in almost any small or large business or government environment.

Cybersecurity

A cybersecurity analyst (also called information security analyst) is a professional trained to detect and prevent cyber security attacks to their organization systems or network. They closely monitor threats and their organization’s networks for any breaches in security. This may involve installing software and encryption, reporting breaches or weak spots, researching IT trends, educating the organization on cyber security, and even simulating security attacks to find potential vulnerabilities.

What's the difference?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funding. 

Desktop and Server Administrator

This program will teach students how to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft domain-based networks in as little as two to four months.

Advanced Desktop and Server Administrator

The completion of this program will prepare students for certifications like CompTIA A+*, Network+*, Cloud+*, Security+*, Linux+*, CISCO CCIE*, and Microsoft MCSA* in four to six months. These certifications can increase demand and earning potential.

Database Analyst

A database analyst installs computer databases, adds users, tests systems, and ensures a database performs as it should. They work with database software to find ways to store, organize, and manage data by identifying user needs and testing databases. With a recent boom in database requirements across all industries, these professionals will find their skills in high demand.

What's the difference?

Only academic programs provide college credit, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and are eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months. These are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they may qualify for other scholarships and grant funding.

Networking

Networking is the common factor in distributed processing, online systems, teleprocessing, terminal-based systems, and real-time systems. The Network Systems Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully pass several major industry certification exams while completing the degree. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiences and is constantly tuned to be as “cutting edge” as possible.

Networking Specialist

Upon earning this certificate, students will be prepared for the installation, configuration, maintenance, and administration of a network infrastructure.

Routing and Network Configuration

This program consists of CCNA level courses that focus on the configuration of the physical infrastructure supporting networked systems. Students will also be prepared for national certification.

Web Designer

This computer programming degree provides the skills and knowledge to prepare a student to work as a web developer, encompassing both front-end and back-end development skills.

Web Developer

A Web Developer creates websites and web-enabled software systems. They use software systems to create an environment that a web-enabled application will need.

Front-End Web Developer

Front-End Web Developers can earn over $30 an hour creating websites and web-enabled software systems. The program can be completed in three to four months.

Full-Stack Web Developer

Learn to use a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to design and create websites as a Full-Stack Web Developer in four to five months.

Math

Mathematics is the study of numerical structure, order, and relationships and includes topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, calculus, and quantitative reasoning.

Mathematics

The Mathematics concentration provides the foundational knowledge students need to pursue a baccalaureate degree in mathematics or statistics and pursue a career in fields such as statistics, actuarial science, engineering, and mathematics education.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers work to create, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems using the principles of physics, math, and materials science.

Mechanical Engineering

Train in mechanical design while getting prepared for the higher-level study of mechanical or civil engineering. This certificate is designed to be combined with the Engineering Science Certificate and other courses to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

This associate degree program covers the fundamentals of computer-assisted drafting, manufacturing, and mechanical design.

Computer-Aided Design

This 22-credit hour program prepares students to become proficient in computer-aided design. Graduates of this certificate are able to gain employment as entry-level technicians capable of supporting the 2D and 3D CAD and modeling requirements of most industrial design and manufacturing organizations.

Mechanical Technology Fundamentals

The Mechanical Technology Fundamentals Certificate gives students the basic knowledge of mechanical technology while preparing them to pursue an academic degree.

Manufacturing Process Technology

Start your career as a medium-level operator, process technician, or senior manufacturing technician with this academic certificate program. It covers the fundamentals of manufacturing processes and is designed to dovetail easily with the Chemical Technology certificates and/or the MET degree.

Science

Science is the systematic study of the physical and natural world around us, and is based on inquiry, observation, and experimentation.

Biology

Biology is the study of life. An Associate in Science degree with a concentration in Biology will provide the foundational work needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences at a four-year institution. Biologists study microorganisms, plants, animals, and their interactions and can work as scientists in government agencies, laboratories, and industry.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the branch of science that studies how various chemical compounds interact. It also looks at their composition, structure, and properties. An Associate in Science degree with a concentration in Chemistry will provide the foundational work needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Chemical Sciences at a four-year institution. Chemists develop, test, and analyze products and can work as scientists in government agencies, laboratories, and industry, among others.

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences is the study of the non-living, physical world around you, including space. An Associate in Science degree with a concentration in Physical Sciences will provide the foundational work needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Physical Sciences at a four-year institution and can lead to careers in physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, or meteorology.

Pre-Professional Science

The Pre-Professional Science concentration is designed to provide the knowledge and skills in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics that form the foundation necessary for completion of a baccalaureate degree program in Life Sciences. This program is designed for students planning to pursue post-graduate studies in either clinical or research and development areas such as medical, dental, physical therapy, veterinary, or pharmacy school.