Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program will help you build a foundation for a future in the STEM discipline. While completing your core classes, you will also have the flexibility and opportunity to explore the many facets of STEM as you discover areas of interest and passion.

If you already have completed a technical certificate program, the STEM degree builds upon knowledge already gained to expand your future opportunities.

Your STEM studies at CWI conclude with a capstone project where you will reflect on what you have learned and help clarify your path for academic and career goals.


The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) A.S. degree serves the purpose to develop a strong base in problem solving and scientific thinking within a flexible degree structure to prepare students for academic and career opportunities.

Why This Program

CWI's STEM program may be an excellent fit for students currently exploring their degree and/or career goals or who are wishing to pursue a STEM-related degree not offered at the associate degree level. The STEM degree provides flexibility for options while requiring a level of rigor in mathematics and sciences which can lead to a smooth transfer to upper division math and science coursework.

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News and Blogs

Wade Kindberg stands in his Mechatronics classroom

In his fourth year at College of Western Idaho, Machine Tool Technology student, Wade Kindberg, continues to learn new skills and trades for a future career.

2021 Graduate, Ashton Syed

"Because of CWI, I was able to return to college as a non-traditional student having been out of high school for a decade, find my passion, make wonderful friends, gain influential mentors, and successfully graduate with honors and two science degrees."

STEM Out! attendees

Annual STEM Out! event introduces students to STEM careers through hands-on workshops presented by CWI faculty and students.