Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

You are logical, organized, and love solving problems. Tinkering and building machines and structures or developing code to run them energizes you. Math and sciences come easily to you, as do biology and chemistry. Whether manufacturing, chemistry, computer programming, cybersecurity, engineering, biology, physics or math, you will find a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics path!



PROGRAMS IN THIS PATH:


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Chemical Technology
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computer Programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Systems Technology
  • Science
  • Technical Studies









All offerings in this path:

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Program Course Sequence
Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration) Course Sequence
Career degrees and certificates
Program Degree Type
Advanced Manufacturing Technology A.S. Career
Chemical Technology A.A.S. Career
Computer and Information Technology, General Information Processing A.S. Career
Computer and Information Technology, IT Support Specialist A.S. Career
Computer and Information Technology, Networking A.S. Career
Computer and Information Technology, Web Technologies A.S. Career
Computer and Networking Technology, Computer Desktop Technology A.A.S. Career
Computer and Networking Technology, Computer Networking Technology A.A.S. Career
Computer Programming A.S. Career
Cybersecurity A.S. Career
Engineering, Biomedical A.S. Career
Engineering, Chemical A.S. Career
Engineering, Chem-Biology A.S. Career
Engineering, Civil A.S. Career
Engineering, Computer A.S. Career
Engineering, Electrical A.S. Career
Engineering, Industrial A.S. Career
Engineering, Mechanical A.S. Career
Engineering, Ocean A.S. Career
Engineering Systems Technology, CNC Manufacturing Technology A.S. Career
Engineering Systems Technology, Electrical A.S. Career
Engineering Systems Technology, Energy Utility Technology A.S. Career
Engineering Systems Technology, Mechanical A.S. Career
Science A.S. Career
Technical Studies A.A.S. Career
Biotechnology Certificate Career
Chemical Technology Certificate Career
Computer and Network Technology, Advanced Networking Technician Certificate Career
Computer and Network Technology, Computer Desktop Technician Certificate Career
Computer and Network Technology, Networking Technician Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, Computer Programming Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, General Information Processing  Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, IT Support Specialist Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, Networking Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, Office Automation Certificate Career
Computer Studies and Information Processing, Web Technologies Certificate Career
Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Machining Certificate Career
Engineering Systems Technology, CNC Manufacturing and 3D-Modeling Certificate Career
Engineering Systems Technology, Energy Utility Technology Certificate Career
Engineering Systems Technology, Introduction to CNC Manufacturing Certificate Career
Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Automation and Quality Certificate Career
Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Design and Rapid Prototyping Certificate Career
URI and RIC transfer agreements
Program Degree Type
Biology URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Biomedical Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Chemical Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Chemical Engineering- Bio and Pharm Track URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Civil Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Computer Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Computer Science URI B.A., B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Electrical Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Industrial and Systems Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Mathematics URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Mechanical Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
Ocean Engineering URI B.S. Prog-Prog Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Biology URI | RIC B.A. | B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Biological Sciences URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Cell & Molecular Biology URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Chemistry URI | RIC B.A., B.S. | B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Computer Science RIC B.A., B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Geology & Geological Oceanography URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Mathematics URI | RIC B.A., B.S. | B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Physics URI B.S. JAA Transfer
Four-year program-to-program transfer agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Bryant University Science - Biology B.S. Transfer
Johnson & Wales University Computer And Networking Tech - Networking Engineering B.S. Transfer


An ASSOCIATE degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, produce, and test chemical products and processes.

    • Earning Potential - $21.00/hour; $43,680/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

    • Earning Potential - $25.90/hour; $53,872/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Describe the job here

    • Earning Potential - $24.39/hour; $50,731/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about Computer Network Support Specialists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.

    • Earning Potential - $26.66/hour; $55,452/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.

    • Earning Potential - $27.19/hour; $56,555/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Describe the job here

    • Earning Potential - $35.07/hour; $72,945/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop. They test, operate, and, if necessary, modify equipment used to prevent or clean up environmental pollution. They may collect samples for testing, or they may work to mitigate sources of environmental pollution.

    • Earning Potential - $19.37/hour; $40,289/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Industrial engineering technicians assist industrial engineers in devising efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

    • Earning Potential - $28.19/hour; $58,635/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.

    • Earning Potential - $26.81/hour; $55,764/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

    • Earning Potential - $32.10/hour; $66,768/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

A BACHELOR'S degree enables students to begin careers such as:

Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.

    • Earning Potential - $34.11/hour; $70,950/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.

    • Earning Potential - $39.74/hour; $82,659/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.

    • Earning Potential - $39.09/hour; $81,265/year

Bureau of labor Learn More about Chemists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

    • Earning Potential - $39.50/hour; $79,000/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

    • Earning Potential - $66.55/hour; $138,424/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

    • Earning Potential - $36.21/hour; $75,316/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

    • Earning Potential - $50.25/hour; $104,520/year

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*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017


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Last Updated: 12/3/18