GPSTEM Collage

Guided Pathways to Success for STEM 

STEM is an educational program developed to educate students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Berkshire Community College is engaged in a statewide consortium grant of the 15 Massachusetts community colleges, Guided Pathways to Success for STEM — or GPSTEM.

The GPSTEM Project Manager is Beth Lapierre.

BCC's College & Career Navigator helps college students enrolled in the GPSTEM programs listed below:

Biology & Biotechnology
  • A.S. Computer Information Systems — Networking Concentration
  • Networking Certificate
Health Science
Hospitality Administration
  • A.S. Hospitality Administration
      • Transfer Option
      • Career Option
  • Culinary Arts Certificate 
  • Lodging Certificate 
  • Non-Credit: Customer Engagement in Hospitality Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Physical Fitness
  • Physical Fitness Certificate
  • A.S. Health Science — Physical Fitness Option 
What our College & Career Navigator can do for you:
  • Assist in registering for GPSTEM programs at BCC 
  • Help with GPSTEM career pathways plan 
  • Help you overcome barriers that could prevent your success 
  • Direct you to internal and external resources for assistance 
  • Connect you to BerkshireWorks, the county’s one-stop career center, providing comprehensive services for job-seekers, including career readiness, placement and unemployment services.
  • Guide you through the process of registration, funding sources and general questions
  • Provide one-on-one assistance throughout your educational career from admissions to employment or transfer
  • Provide guidance for transfer or employment 
Contact the College & Career Navigator:  

Shelly Armstrong

To be contacted by the Navigator for additional assistance, click here. 

  • Disclosure

    This program was 100% funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25. This product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information or linked sites and including, but not limited to accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment. Accommodations for students with disabilities: It is a college policy to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, accommodations reasonable to students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to discuss their individual needs for accommodations with Pamela Farron (Ext. 1608) in the Disability Resource Center located in the Student Development Center (next to the College Store) in the Susan B. Anthony Center.