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STEM Academy

What is the STEM Academy?

Apply to the STEM Academy

​The Orange Coast College STEM Academy serves as an opportunity for students to find the resources and tools they need to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses offered at the college. By applying to the academy, accepted applicants would be offered the following benefits:

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled in at least 1 STEM course (min. of 3 units) at Orange Coast College for Fall 2021
  • Attend all three days Summer Bridge Session 1 or 2
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units at OCC
  • Declare or plan to declare a STEM major at OCC in 2021-2022
  • Attend Mandatory Orientation TBA in August of 2021 (All applicants will receive a formal invite via email)
  • Apply by September 10, 2021

Program Expectations

  • Attend at least 2 STEM workshops or events per semester
  • Meet with a STEM Counselor at least once a semester
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester 
  • Participate in STEM Academy for both Fall and Spring semesters of the 2020-2021 Academic Year
  • Remain up to date on all matters relating to the STEM Academy program, by remaining active on Canvas and reading email and text notifications
  • Sign Program Contract (Available at the STEM Academy Orientation)
  • Notify the STEM Academy staff if contact information changes (i.e. phone number, email, etc.) by emailing

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