STEM Starter Academy at BCC

The Berkshire Community College STEM Starter Academy Program is geared toward incoming freshman interested in high-demand careers in a variety of STEM fields. Each cohort of STEM Scholars will gain transition-to-college skills and develop college success strategies that will give them the tools they need to be STEM-ready in college and in the workplace. 


Summer & Fall Opportunities

The BCC STEM Academy includes two sessions that will prepare students for academic success at BCC and beyond — the Summer Success Program and the Fall Support Program. Both are held on BCC's Main Campus.

Summer Success Program

July 29 - August 2, 2019
BCC STEM 101 (mandatory for all students in the academy)

August 5 - August 9, 2019
STEM Exploration (not mandatory but highly recommended and encouraged)

August 2019
Participate in the summer jump Start program if not yet college ready in math for your designated major.

The STEM Summer Success Program includes:

  • 1 college credit
  • Hands-on STEM activities
  • Math remediation (if needed or desired)
  • Career exploration
  • College success strategies
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips
  • Advising
  • Educational planning
  • STEM Academy Success Kit 
  • Scholarships for Fall 2019

Fall Support Program

Pending grant approval, the 2019 STEM Fall Support Program will include the following activities:

  • Monthly group meetings
  • Peer mentoring
  • Monthly academic progess reports
  • Faculty/STEM advising
  • Service-Learning
  • Seminars
  • STEM Starter activities on- and off-campus
  • Tutoring
  • Field trips
  • Scholarships for Spring 2020