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Palomar College STEM Program

Science * Technology * Engineering * Math


STEM Core Program

Are you interested in pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) degree, but you think you’re not ready or don’t know where to start? STEM CORE is a one-year STEM-preparatory program with an emphasis in math, designed to help students finish prerequisite courses in order to major in the sciences.


  • The first 20 students to apply will receive use of textbooks and graphing calculators
  • Tutoring support for courses
  • Guest speakers and field trips
  • Resume, interviewing, and networking experience
  • Opportunities for internship
  • Academic, personal, and career counseling


  • Interest in a STEM major
  • Must commit and enroll in Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 courses (see the table of courses below)
  • Attend workshops throughout the semester
  • Participate in an orientation at the beginning of the semester

As a STEM Core student, we will support you through the math and technology course during your first year. After successful completion, you will be ready to start taking higher-level courses in math, technology, and science.

Upon completion of program requirements, students may be eligible for a paid summer internship with a STEM Core Employer/Sponsor or other regional employers.

 Fall 2020 STEM Core Courses 
Cohort 1CHEM 100 Lecture & Lab
(71231 and 71236 or 71246)
Fundamentals of Chemistry Instructor: Carolina Valder
MATH 126 (73496)
STEM Precalculus I Instructor: Wendy Metzger
Cohort 1 is appropriate for students pursuing biology, chemistry, physics, and more!
Cohort 2CSCI 112 (72762/72763 )
Computer Programming I
Instructor: Terrie Canon 
MATH 126 (73496)
STEM Precalculus I
Instructor: Wendy Metzger
Cohort 2 is appropriate for students pursuing engineering, computer science, math, physics, cognitive science, and more!

STEM Core is limited in capacity, please fill out the form below if you’re interested in enrolling in the one-year program.

STEM Core Program Application

    Please make sure the classes, listed in the table above, work with your schedule.
    By checking the box below and typing my name, I certify that all information on this form is true and correct. I also agree the checkbox and name below are to be used as my electronic signature. I understand that I can be disqualified from the program if I provide false or misleading information.

Questions? Contact us!

Karan Huskey, STEM Student Guided Pathways Coordinator,

Lorena Lomeli-Hixon, STEM Transfer Core and Guided Pathways Facilitator,


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