STEM

This pathway is for students who wish to learn about applying essential mathematics and science content and skills to physical, environmental and human endeavors.

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Biology

students dissecting a pig

Students in Biology will be able to identify the classification of organisms, their structures, and physiology. These students will have successfully explored the human body through the different levels of organization. And these stu­dents will have studied environmental systems and the impacts of humans in these systems, perform laboratory experiments with equipment such as EKG machine, otoscope, and microscope.

Biology

Chemistry

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Program will develop a student’s ability to collect, record, organize, ana­lyze, critically evaluate, and interpret chemical information and data. The student will learn how to apply appropriate theories and techniques, to solve quantitative and qualitative problems.

Chemistry

Computer Science

students working on computer

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to understand the social impact of computers on human society, carry out comput­er related tasks with professional ethics, and write programs using both procedural and object-oriented programming languages.

Computer Science

Dental Assisting

dental assistant measuring teeth

Provides a background in bio dental sciences and practical training in dental office business procedures, chairside assisting, oral x-ray technol­ogy, coronal polish, and manipulation of dental materials.

Dental Assisting

Engineering

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Students will be prepared for engineering internship opportunities or entry-level industrial jobs, with skills in such areas as computer drafting, solid modeling, engineering design, and problem solving. In addition, students will prepare for transfer into four-year engineering programs, learning the fundamentals of physics, chemistry and engineering.

Engineering

Health Care Interpreter

stethoscope on paperwork

The program’s purpose is to prepare bilingual and bicultural individuals to develop skills necessary for effective language interpretation in health care settings, to bridge the cultural gap, to develop cultural competency and improve linguistic and cultural communication for health care clients. Interpreters will utilize these skills in community-based organizations to provide accurate health care information and perform cultural advocacy.

Health Care Interpreter

Kinesiology

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A diverse field of academic study and practical application in kinesiology allows students to pursue studies in fields such as kinesiology/physical education credential programs, exercise science, athletic training/sports medicine, and sports administration

Kinesiology

Mathematics

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A strong mathematics background allows students to pursue studies in fields such as mathematics, actuarial studies, education, engineering, information technology, statistical analysis, physical science, and advanced mathematics.

Mathematics

Nursing Assistant Training

nurse assistant bandaging patient

This program is designed to prepare the student as an entry level worker, providing basic nursing care to patients in acute care and long-term care settings. The curriculum is structured to provide theory and application in skills needed to function as a Nursing Assistant.

Nursing Assistant Training

Physical Education

Reedley football player catching ball in air.

The student who completes the program will identify effective pedagogical techniques for prima­ry and secondary students. The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of human anatomy and the treatment of common sports/fitness related injuries. The student will have practical experience in a breadth of activities, such as intercollegiate sports, swimming, racquet sports, and fitness activities like weight training and aerobic dance.

Physical Education

Physical Sciences

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Provides a background in physical science or to prepare students for transfer into chemistry, geology, physics, and engineering four-year pro­grams.

Physical Sciences

Physics

physics students doing an experiment

Physics is the study of the relationship between mass and energy and provides a broad range of knowledge and problem-solving skills that are useful in many disciplines. The program at Reedley College emphasizes topics that are encountered in our everyday lives: linear and rotational motion in two and three dimensions, forces, gravity, fluids, waves, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and light.

Physics