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School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

The Norco College School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) provides learning in a wide variety of disciplines. STEM professionals include engineers, electricians, architects and game developers. The School of STEM includes two distinct programs designed for students pursuing degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The first program, STEM Pathways at Norco College, includes two distinct programs designed for students pursuing degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The first program, Engineering Pathways, provides opportunities for students seeking transfer to 4-year universities in Civil, Mechanical, Electric, Computer and other diverse fields of engineering. The Engineering Pathways program provides students with direct assistance, educational planning and academic coaching from entrance to transfer. The program also provides internship and research opportunities for students. The second program, STEM Scholars, is a program that provides assistance to students pursuing the physical, life, and natural sciences, computer science and mathematics degrees. STEM scholars receive career and academic counseling, mentoring and assistance with the transfer process.




Trailhead - STEM - Science and Health

Trailhead - STEM - Technology, Engineering and Math


Area of Emphasis (AOE) - Kinesiology, Health & Wellness

Area of Emphasis (AOE) - Math & Sciences



Schools of STEM


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ptran.jpg Phu Tran, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor, Physics (951) 372-7159 ST 201E
tfriedrichfinnern.jpg Teresa Friedrich Finnern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology (951) 372-7012 ST 201A
mgutierrez.jpg Monica Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology (951) 372-7171 ST 201D
sjustice.jpg ​Starlene Justice, M.A.

​Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography ​(951) 738-7783 ​WEQ W2D
jtyler.jpg Jody Tyler, Ph.D.
​Assistant Professor, Chemistry ​(951) 738-7775 ​PORT B 208
bwimer.jpg Beverly Wimer, M.S.
Associate Professor, Kinesiology (951) 372-7168 WEQ W9C


cbrotherton.jpg Cathy Brotherton, M.S.
Professor of
Computer Information Systems
(951) 372-7023 ATEC 218
jsommerville.jpg Jerry Sommerville Assistant Professor, Drafting N/A ATEC 105A
jwarsinski.jpg Jeff Warsinski Associate Professor of
N/A IT 217B


Where can I go if I'm interested in a subject/ major, but I don’t know what to do with that major?

Where can I go if I'm interested in a career or job family and I want to learn more about it and the labor market?

Where can I go for more information regarding careers but I also want to see different state and local statistics for the labor market?

Where can I see what classes I'm going to need for major preparation to a specific public university? OR How can I check to see if a class is transferable to a CSU/UC?


CounselingCollege can be confusing and challenging. We are here to help you navigate the process, make the right choices and stay focused on your goal whether it's a degree, a certificate or transferring to a four-year college or university.

Make an appointment with a Norco College counselor:


ldominguez.jpg Ladylyn Dominguez Associate Professor/Counselor (951) 372-7155 LIB 114B
espurbeck.jpg Erin Spurbeck, M.A. Associate Professor/Counselor TBA SSV 221



Norco College offers a host of services for students who are struggling financially and academically. Contact Student Support Services for further information.


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Norco College students can pursue an Associate of Arts or Science Degree in an area of emphasis or in one of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The document below lists the Riverside Community College District associate degree general education requirements as well as the various “areas of emphasis” a student can choose to complete in order to earn their degree in that area. All associate degrees require a minimum of 60 degree applicable units.

If you will be completing an Associate of Science degree in a CTE program you will still need to complete the general education requirements, plus you will need to complete the CTE certificate requirements in a state-approved program of study of 18 units or more.


The mission of the School Ambassador program at Norco College is to help students set and attain academic, personal, social, and career goals by offering a peer perspective.

School ambassadors serve as role models for​ persistence and success when representing Norco College to prospective students.

They also help new students acclimate to college life and support students through advising and mentoring.

Click here to download and fill out the 2018-2019 School Ambassadors Application.



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