STEM Division

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

BC3 STEM Programs offer students hands-on experiences in a lab setting with the latest equipment and technology.


Employment Growth in Science and Engineering

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, during the period 2010-2020, employment in science and engineering occupations will grow by 18.7%, compared to 14.3% for all occupations. - STEM Education Data & Trends 2014, National Science Foundation

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Transfer Programs

Out of the total number of students enrolled at BC3, 70% transfer their credits to a 4-year college or university.BC3 credits are recognized by public, private, and online 4-year colleges and universities. Students who complete an associate degree in one of the PASSHE* programs can transfer to any Pennsylvania state institution with junior standing:

*PASSHE - PA State System of Higher Education


The following certificate programs can be completed within a year and provide students with a foundation and/or expand their knowledge base.

* Workplace Certificate - Specific skill development for a particular profession

Contact Our Faculty

Ameduri, Mike - Mathematics

Cavaliero, Cheryl - Mathematics

Gesicki, David - Biology

Karavias, Denise - Physics/Physical Science

Kovac, Matt - Mechanical

Mayfield, Stephen - Biology

Motha, Madhu - Mathematics

Riethmiller, Karen - Drafting/Computer-aided Machining

Ripper, John - Biology

Ripper, Melinda - Chemistry

Robinson, Michael - Manufacturing

Ruediger, Kevin - Measurement Science/Metrology Technology

Schiebel, David - Electronics/Robotics/Measurement Science-Metrology Technology

Stage, Deborah - Biology

Xin, Amy (Junhua) - Chemistry


Graduates from STEM programs are in demand locally and nationally.

"As the training coordinator of a local manufacturing company, I highly endorse the STEM programs offered at BC3. The knowledge and skills acquired help prepare students for the high tech, highly skilled, well-paying jobs in manufacturing that are available in our area right now.”
~ Scott Covert