Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program at SSC includes the physical & life sciences, physical education, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

The Life Sciences Department offers classes in four areas of biology: general biology, environmental biology, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology.

Our Physical Sciences programs place emphasis on a wide range of topics relating to the physical sciences. We focus on the fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology and Forensic Science and their applications to real world situations. In addition, we incorporate the latest technology into our classroom and laboratory environments.

The Free Class Waiver is available to first time credit students residing in District 510 and in Lake County, IN. This Free Class applies to tuition only, does not apply to courses of more than 5 credit hours (this includes any special High School Cohort) and may not be used for summer term unless you are a high school student. May require Placement Testing prior to registration. Must be verified and processed in the Financial Aid Department room 2355.

This Technology programs at South Suburban College are designed to provide hands on experience in the areas of Building Construction Technology, Building Code Enforcement, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Manufacturing & Maintenance Technology, and Welding.

The Engineering programs are highly structured in order to meet standards established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) which are required for candidates seeking State of Illinois registration as a professional Electrical and Applied engineer.

The Mathematics Program prides itself on meeting students where they are in terms of math ability and helping them achieve their educational goals. These goals can vary from needing basic arithmetic/algebra skills to needing courses such as statistics, calculus, computer science, and others. Many of these courses are designed specifically for transfer, enabling students to complete their first two years of coursework leading to a Bachelor’s degree in virtually any field of study at a four year college or university.