STEM Career Pathway

Associate's Degree/Certificate (1-2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


Master's Degree (6 years)


    College Major Options


  • Plant Process Technology
  • Photonics and Laser Technology
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Energy Auditor
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Career Options


  • Engineer: Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Biological, Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing, Mining and Geological, Civil, or Computer
  • Survey Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • GIS Scientist or Technologist
  • Geothermal Technician
Industry Recognized Credentials
Industry Recognized Credentials will vary depending on your pathway of study. Reference related pathways such as: Health Professions, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology.
Recommended High School Courses
    STEM Courses:

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Computer Coding/Programming
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Earth Science
  • Health Care Occupations (also available on MT Digital Academy)
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Electronics
  • Computer Tech Skills
  • Career Planning
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    STEM Courses:

  • Chemistry (CHMY121/122 or CHMY141/142)
  • Biology (BIOB160)
  • Physics (PHYX121/123)
  • Environmental Science (ENSCI105)
  • Computing: CSCI100 (see IT pathway for more options)
  • Intro to Engineering (EGEN101)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • College Algebra (M121)
  • Pre-Calculus (M151)
  • Survey of Calculus (M161)
  • Statistics (STAT216)
  • Writing (WRIT101 or WRIT121)
  • Intro to Communication (COMX111 or COMX115)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Bitterroot College City College Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Gallatin College Great Falls College Helena College Highlands College Miles Community College Missoula College MSU Billings Montana State University Bozeman MSU Northern Montana Tech Salish Kootenai College University of Montana University of Montana Western