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Location: ST-248
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Grow Your Future in STEM

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Prepare to join a leading-edge workforce

Technology is advancing, and jobs related to STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – are increasingly in demand. At Howard Community College, we are preparing today's students to become tomorrow's problem-solvers as scientists, engineers, architects, IT professionals, contractors, or cyber warriors. 

Brand-New Building Opening for Summer Classes

In our new Science, Engineering, and Technology Building, find the education you need to pursue a career or transfer to a four-year university. Supportive learning communities, honors programs, and local internships will prepare you for STEM success. Our new building has been built from the ground up with your needs in mind.

  • Engineering big build room, with strong wall, ceiling mounted crane, catwalk, and classroom workbenches
  • Four-story physics drop zone
  • Genetics lab with advanced DNA analysis tools
  • Biotechology lab with state-of-the-art Nikon teaching microscopes
  • Digital forensics and pathology case room
  • Network defense systems room
  • Rooftop telescope observation area, with telescope warming room and weather station with camera
  • Digital fabrication lab with professional grade manufacturing equipment
  • Undergraduate research lab
Take the first step towards your future!    Apply for Admission Explore Academic Programs


Become a doctor, a marine biologist, pharmacist, or researcher. With programs in life sciences, physical sciences, biotechnology, environmental science and more, you can prepare for transfer to top universities with hands-on experience at the undergraduate level.


Collaborate on student projects and learn from industry partners and resources. Innovative and evolving curriculum provides engineering students with the opportunity to address real-world challenges while learning the fundamentals of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.


Launch a career in general contracting, architecture, or biomedical engineering technology. Or enter the growing cyber career field with HCC's rigorous and nationally recognized information technology programs, featuring mentorships, hands-on lab experience, and expert faculty.
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STEM Scholars

Learn and practice the technical, ethical, and communication skills required for success in STEM-related fields. Academic research, mentorship, and leadership development are core elements of this selective and challenging honors program for graduating high school seniors pursuing STEM majors.
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