LASC offers advanced level STEM classes
Did you know Los Angeles Southwest College offers advanced level courses for students interested in being a STEM major?
Many students enroll at LASC to take advanced level courses focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These include Mathematics 270: Linear Algebra, Physics 37: Physics for Engineers and Scientists, as well as Chemistry 211: Organic Chemistry for Science Majors. The classes are all requirements to transfer into all STEM majors at four-year colleges and universities.
STEM courses have taken on an increased importance in recent years as interest in these majors and related careers have remained at a high level for several years. Each year there are 1.3 million new openings in STEM fields but fewer than 600,000 new graduates. But, according to ACT, 49 percent of the 1.9 million graduating high school seniors who took the ACT exam in 2015 expressed an interest in majoring in a STEM field.
Students from four-year schools who are majoring in a STEM field can also complete their transferable prerequisites at LASC and those who have degrees and want to continue their education at a medical school are welcome to complete lower division courses at LASC in order to qualify to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
Want more information? Stop by the office of the college’s TRiO STEM Scholars program in Student Services Building, Room 229, or give them a call at 323-241-5392. You can also visit then TRiO STEM Scholars website at http://www.lasc.edu/students/triostem/triostem.html.
The TRiO STEM Scholars program is designed to assist students interested in attaining an Associate’s Degree or to transfer to a four-year college or university in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or affiliated health major (Pre-nursing).