STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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STEM Curriculum

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NWACC's STEM curriculum integrates four disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics - into a blended learning environment and demonstrates how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life.

The National STEM Consortium

NWACC is a member of the National STEM Consortium (NSC), an alliance of ten community colleges in nine states who are building a portfolio of one-year STEM certificate programs. The NSC aims to bridge the STEM skills gap, connect work­ers to industry, and strengthen the STEM pipeline by offering innovative occupational training that takes students' limiting circumstances into account.

The NSC develops and delivers curricula in the following high-demand fields and disseminate them to community colleges nationwide.

  • Composite materials
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electric vehicle technology
  • Environmen­tal technology
  • Mechatronics