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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs provide you with the academic background and training you need to pursue a bachelor's degree, or to immediately launch a career in technology or science fields. STEM programs cover a wide-range of exciting areas such as mathematics and computer science, engineering technology, biotechnology, and life sciences. Our graduates have transferred to top bachelor of science programs at Boston University, UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Wellesley College, with many continuing to earn their advanced degrees.
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Our Biotechnology program is internationally renowned and offers exciting, hands-on, and research-based study in this rapidly expanding scientific area. Through participation in national research collaborations, students are trained in the scientific disciplines most in demand by the biotechnology industry and government laboratories, including recombinant DNA technology, mammalian cell culture, and chromatography with special emphasis on High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Biotechnology students intern at some of the most prestigious research institutions in the world, such as Dana Farber (Boston), Boston Medical Center, The University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Moscow State University (Russia), University of the Amazon (Brazil), and the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (Canada).
This program focuses on environmental science issues such as air and water testing and analysis, industrial waste treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, and environmental law. In obtaining an understanding of the complex interrelationships that exist at the earth’s surface, students learn how to interpret environmental stresses, such as ground and surface water contamination, pesticide, degradation, and solid waste disposal. Students also learn how to apply this knowledge to occupational safety and protection.
This program offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of interests and choices while completing a broad background of study through our core science and advanced technology competencies.
This program provides a solid foundation in biological sciences and liberal arts, which can translate into a number of exciting career opportunities. The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program in biology or pre-med.
This program enables students to practice developing larger applications and study computer architecture and operating systems. Students learn object-oriented and modular programming techniques, including the use, design, and analysis of data structures and associated algorithms. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution so they may pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer science.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the computer information industry or to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer information or any related field. Computer courses give the students a sound background in computer programming, data modeling and database design, computer networks, web design and development, accounting and financial skills.
The Cybersecurity Associate in Science degree provides courses and content that are aligned with two major sources of proven requirements for cybersecurity education in 2-year colleges: NICE Framework from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Knowledge Unit required for National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) designation, a program jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal of this program is to offer a balanced and comprehensive security program that could lead to the CAE-2Y designation for MassBay. The objective of this program is to provide students with such knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected from a student who has earned an associate degree in cybersecurity from a CAE-2Y designated program. Students completing this program will be able to successfully pass a number of CompTIA and Cisco’s certifications.
In the Information Systems Technology and Management program, students acquire the skills to solve information and management problems using computer hardware and software. Computer courses give students a solid background in Windows, database design, computer networks, web page design, and various software applications. Second year courses provide a strong emphasis on business and management related applications.
Students completing Information Systems Technology & Management: Technology will be knowledgeable and experienced in systems and technologies. Students will be able to: support various types of technologies related to operating systems, have experience working with various web technologies related to design, understand fundamental cybersecurity issues, know how to support and build Computer Networks in Windows and Linux, design, create and use databases, write scripts to perform administrative operations related to computer systems.
This certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform system and network administration jobs. Students will be able to manage, administer, and configure computer networks while applying IT and security best practices.
This certificate, the second-level in a stackable certificate model, offers non-traditional, under-represented, career-changer, and veteran students in addition to traditional students, skills in a field with great job opportunities. The security field used to require a higher level of education; however, this requirement has changed recently and the demand for hiring those with cybersecurity knowledge is growing fast. The stackable nature of these certificates allows students to earn multiple certificates while pursuing their Associate Degree. In addition, the certificates allow students to not only earn an academic credential but also the opportunity to earn industry credentials by successfully passing industry standard certification exams.
This certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform network and security technician jobs. Students will be able to administer and configure networks while applying cybersecurity best practices. Students completing this certificate are encouraged to gain industry credentials by taking CompTIA’s Network+ and Security+ exams, as well as CISCO’s ICND1.
Students completing Information Systems Technology & Management: Technology will be knowledgeable and experienced in systems and technologies. Students will be able to: support various types of technologies related to operating systems, have experience working with various web technologies related to design, understand fundamental cybersecurity issues, know how to support and build Computer Networks in Windows and Linux, design, create and use databases, write scripts to perform administrative operations related to computer systems. The current job market requires that students have a broader background that includes exposure to the latest technologies related to web technologies as well as cybersecurity and exposure to administrative tasks in the Windows and Linux systems. This degree will prepare students for careers in fields related to helpdesk, technology, networks, and web support.
There is an increased need for technology support specialists that are knowledgeable in systems (Linux and Windows) and web technologies. The purpose of this certificate is to expose students (re-entering or new to the Information Technology field) to a series of technologies and skills that as a whole will provide a strong foundation to work as a support technician or helpdesk support in the technology field. The certificate will require students to complete a summer internship to provide students with the experience needed for a first job. Some of the courses in this certificate will provide students with pathways to industry certifications that are widely used as standards in the IT industry.
This certificate introduces students to client-side web technologies. The emphasis of this certificate is on content presentation. Students learn to design and develop websites using professional authoring and scripting tools. Students completing the Web Designer Certificate will be proficient in the visual arts and creating the images and designs that capture and keep visitors’ interest. They will know how to present aesthetically enticing designs that meet the requirements and preferences of their audience.
This certificate introduces students to client- and server-side web technologies. The program provides students with the basic skills in client- and server-side scripting to build dynamic data-driven web applications. Students learn to design and develop database-driven websites. Students completing a Web Developer Certificate are proficient at creating website structure and interactivity. They know how to use database tools and custom applications to prepare the site for dynamic presentation of content to visitors.
This comprehensive program provides students an overview of the electrical and computer engineering field. Students explore such areas as computer hardware, digital electronics, computer science, and engineering.
This program is designed to enhance students’ interest in the math and science fields by pursuing a career in engineering. The program’s core curriculum emphasizes mathematics, physics, and chemistry — the foundation for all engineering projects. The core curriculum is complemented with courses in engineering design, engineering mechanics, and engineering physics.
Designers translate the ideas, sketches, and specifications of engineers into workable plans and models. Students develop skills and techniques by using the most modern equipment and software, such as AutoCAD®, AutoDesk Revit®, PTC Creo®, SolidWorks®, and MS Project®. Instruction is given in mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, architectural, and multimedia design.
Mechanical engineers are active in all engineering functions of a product including creative design, research and development, production and management. Energy, airplanes, automobiles, space vehicles, machinery, earth-moving equipment and medical hardware are but a few examples of the infinite number of products that mechanical engineers have produced through their use of the basic laws of physical sciences.
This is a 12-month, three semester long fast track program that offers a stackable certificate in Advanced Manufacturing. The certificate program is designed to provide students with other pathways in the future, such as a relevant associate degree at a community college or for any student already holding a Bachelor degree, a relevant graduate degree. Through the program, students develop skills necessary in today’s advanced manufacturing industry through completing relevant hands-on course work, projects, and Internship/CO-OP.
This is a 12-month, three semester long fast track program that offers a stackable certificate in Advanced Manufacturing. The certificate program is designed to provide students with other pathways in the future, namely an associate degree at a community college or for any student already holding a Bachelor degree, a graduate degree at a university in advanced manufacturing. Through the program, students develop skills necessary in today’s advanced manufacturing industry trough completing relevant coursework, projects and participating in an internship. Graduates may seek positions as detailers, drafters, CAD operators and CNC programmers, and QA/QC Technicians.
Students develop CAD skills and techniques by using the most modern equipment and Software such as AutoCAD®, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, and MS Project®. Instruction is given in mechanical, electrical, and architectural design. Students will use the acquired computer skills from various courses to complete projects in the areas of their interest. Graduates may seek positions as detailers/drafters/CAD operators.
This program offers students a solid foundation in mathematics, while providing the opportunity to explore a variety of interests and choices from all divisions, including economics, science, nutrition and liberal arts. Students complete a course in career/life planning to help them assess their options and develop a degree plan to meet their in dividual needs.
MassBay Community CollegeDean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)