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CTE/STEM Advising

In support of Richland College's mission, the STEM Advising's purpose is to foster relationships with Richland students. STEM advisors provide academic support and guidance to empower students to achieve educational and career goals to become successful in our ever-growing and changing the world.

CTE/STEM academic and career advisors are available to help students in many ways. We connect with advisees during via walk-in, e-mail, or phone.

Students we serve:

  • Students transferring to senior institutions to pursue their bachelor's degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees.
  • Students pursuing a Technology degree, via an AAS or certificates, who are seeking to enter the workforce.

Services we provide:

  • Degree planning and class selection of the core curriculum and other courses that will prepare the student to be successful in the workforce and/or transfer to senior institutions
  • Probation
  • File a degree plan and guidance on how to change the program of study on eConnect
  • Registration of classes, fee receipt, payment plan options, add/drop
  • Claiming AP (advanced placement) credit
  • General information on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing
  • Provide scholarship information and guidance on application instructions
  • Guidance and general information on how to apply for graduation
  • Tutoring in STEM fields
  • Host annual BAAS Transfer Fair
  • Host on-campus job fairs, expositions
  • Communicate monthly with students about opportunities to attend job fairs and meet with employers

Benefits of the STEM Resource Center

Transfer Information

CTE/STEM advisors can assist any Richland student to navigate the transfer process to a senior institution. CTE/STEM advisors offer each student with whom they meet a transfer guide to their senior institution for their particular program of study. Click here to find Texas institution transfer guides. Additionally, each spring semester, the Center hosts a Bachelor of Applied Science Fair featuring all schools who offer B.A.A.S. degrees for technology students.

Scholarships

In addition to personalized advising in your specific program of study, students have the opportunity to receive scholarships through the Dallas County Community College District Foundation and the CTE/STEM Institute. STEM students may find a list of all scholarships either through DCCCD or, external to the District, on the STEM Resource Center Facebook or eCampus/Blackboard pages.

Tutoring Services

The STEM Resource Center is the only center on campus that offers to tutor in upper-level MATH, Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Physics courses. Tutoring is offered by higher level students proficient in the course subjects. Even if a student does not need tutoring, the STEM Resource Center is a great place on campus for group study. STEM students at Richland College may work or volunteer to tutor other STEM students in college-level MATH, Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Physics courses. In order to qualify, students must pass a criminal background check. Please contact Teresa Lynd at Tlynd@dcccd.edu or 972-238-3797 for more information.

Internships/Jobs

The Center promotes all STEM and Technology related internships and career opportunities. Some of these opportunities include job expositions, summer research experiences, and internships across the nation. Additionally, the Center promotes all events and services from the Career Center: richlandcollege.edu/career.

Articulation Agreements

We currently have degree plans and articulation agreements with the schools listed below as well as a statewide Mechanical Engineering Compact: