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STEM Programs Provide Valuable Workforce Training

Students with a certificate or degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields are seeing increased employment opportunities. At River Valley Community College (RVCC) you can build your marketable skills by enrolling in one of our STEM programs.

Earn a certificate or degree in computer networking, website design or cybersecurity, or get an associate degree in science, engineering or mathematics before transferring to a four-year institution to continue your STEM studies. At RVCC you also have access to dozens of online STEM courses through our partnership with ed2go. The result is a STEM certificate or degree that prepares you for an exciting future.

Increasing Job Opportunities in STEM Fields
In a world of increasingly complex systems, the demand for workers with technical skills is expanding at a rapid rate. With a background in a STEM field, you can take advantage of growing career opportunities.

  • 14 percent of annual NH job openings are expected to be in STEM fields
  • An increase of more than 17 percent is expected in STEM occupations in NH by 2020*

*Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, New Hampshire Employment Security

STEM Jobs Deliver High Wages
A STEM certificate or associate degree—or going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field at a four-year institution—can lead to higher than average wages.

Mean Hourly Wages: STEM Occupations in NH*

All Occupations $21.74
Computer and Mathematical $38.22
Architecture and Engineering   $34.57
Life, Physical, and Social Science $29.93
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical $35.95

*Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, New Hampshire Employment Security

STEM Degrees and Certificates at RVCC
Science
AS, Biological Science
AS, Physical Science

Technology
AS, Computer Technology- Networking
AS, Computer Technology- Website Design
Certificate, Advanced Machine Tool Technology
Certificate, Computer Technology- Networking
Certificate, Computer Technology- Website Design

Engineering
AS, Engineering

Mathematics
AS, Mathematics

River Valley Community College, in partnership with ed2go, offers additional STEM training programs through online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.