Miami Dade College

Padrón Campus


MDC's STEM OASIS Program at Padrón Campus supports students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through:

  • Dedicated Advising
  • Cohort experience
  • Inquiry-Based STEM Courses
  • Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL)/Peer Tutoring
  • Stipend Research Opportunities
  • Career-Related Lectures/Field Trips
  • Paid Peer-Leader Positions
  • STEM Faculty mentors
  • STEM Community engagement
  • Departmental Recommendations

Why Are STEM Careers So Important?

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Majoring in a STEM field opens up a world of possibilities. In our energy- and technology-dependent global economy, STEM careers are among the fastest-growing and best-paying jobs.

STEM professionals develop innovations that improve our lives in many ways. In addition, their expertise is essential to the success of our nation, which relies on advancements in energy efficiency and water conservation for building a brighter future.

Average Starting Salaries for STEM Fields

Chemical Engineering $66,886
Computer Science $63,017
Mechanical Engineering $60,739
Electrical Engineering $60,646
Computer Engineering $60,112
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering $58,549
Systems Engineering $57,497
Engineering Technology $57,176
Information Sciences & Systems $56,868
Business Systems Networking/Telecommunications $56,808
Nursing $55,774
Mathematics $55,300


STEM Majors at MDC

MDC students interested in STEM careers can pursue bachelor's degrees in Biological Sciences or Electronics Engineering Technology as well as associate degrees in numerous other areas, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Science + Meteorology
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Physics
  • Pre-Medical Science
  • Psychology
Miami Dade College
Padrón Campus

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Organized Approaches for Success in Science Program

Program Director: Zhiqi Zhang, Ph.D.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Award No: P120A110020