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EXPLORE STEM at Edmonds College

The mission of the STEM Division is to provide exceptional learning opportunities through innovative STEM programs, lab experiences, and coursework that allow students to acquire STEM content knowledge, gain laboratory skills, and think collaboratively and critically so they are prepared for success in future STEM and non-STEM courses, programs, and career pathways.



Academic Departments

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Computer Science

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Engineering Technology

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Environmental Science

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Microscipic oragnism
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Materials Science

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 Edmonds College also houses the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education, which provides curriculum for materials technology nationwide and an advanced technology lab; and operates the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, which provides short-term training and helps ensure a steady supply of qualified workers for Boeing and other aerospace companies. 



Transfer Degrees

The following transfer degrees are designed to prepare science and engineering majors for transfer to a four-year school with standing as a junior.


Limited Transfer Degree

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for jobs requiring two years of training or for transfer to four-year schools with specific bachelor’s programs that accept this degree

Engineering Technology - Materials Science Technology

Non-Transfer Degrees

Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degrees are designed to provide professional and technical training to prepare students for specific jobs or to improve existing skills.


STEM Student Support and Retention Specialist

For general questions about STEM and/or to get connected to resources and services, visit the STEM Student Support and Retention Specialist in Hazel Miller Building (HZL) 204B or email stem@edmonds.edu. We look forward to working with you!

Relationships in STEM Education (RiSE)

The Relationships in STEM Education (RiSE) Program began in 2011 as a NSF-funded student support program for Edmonds College students interested in STEM. In Fall 2021, RiSE merged with the STEM Peer Mentor Program to help STEM students become more successful in their academic life and achieve a stronger sense of community at Edmonds College through personalized support. To be eligible for RiSE, a student must be attending EC and be earning an Associate’s degree and/or transferring to a university in one of the STEM fields or Pre-Nursing. Visit the RiSE page to find out more and join!


The Math Division offers free preparation for the math placement test. To learn more, visit the Math Placement Page.

Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

MESA supports underrepresented student achievements in STEM fields. Benefits of membership include being a part of the safe and supportive MESA community, connections with students in other MESA programs across the state, use of the private MESA study room, and MESA-sponsored career panels and events that highlight the importance of creating a diverse and empowered STEM community. Visit the MESA page to find out more and to join!

STEM Study Room (HZL 208)

The STEM Study Room is a place for Edmonds College students to get free, drop-in academic support from tutors and STEM faculty. In addition to free tutoring, the study room provides whiteboard tables, textbooks and study guides, headphones, Chromebooks for in-room use, and free snacks to students. For more information and to see a detailed tutoring schedule, see the STEM Study Room page.

Edmonds College STEM believes in:

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  • Creating a cohort of science students who are optimally prepared to succeed at the university level
  • Investing in the local community through providing opportunities for K-12 schools, students, and parents to engage in STEM
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  • Encouraging students in pre-college courses to further their studies in STEM and pursue STEM careers
  • Ensuring that students complete their degrees by connecting students to resources and providing mentoring and tutoring
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  • Supporting STEM students to go above and beyond in their studies by offering undergraduate research opportunities
  • Providing students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in real-world situations
  • Connecting students to professional organizations and employers such as
    • The Boeing Company
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Swedish Edmonds
    • Crane Aerospace