Maximizing Achievement in STEM (MAS) Program


STEM students


STEM/MAS Program Application is now CLOSED!

MAS Program Overview

Maximizing Achievement in STEM (MAS) is an academic support program designed to assist students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) majors/careers.

The MAS program mission is to help students in STEM successfully complete their educational goal at SMC, transfer to ANY baccalaureate program, and/or enter the STEM workforce. 

STEM/MAS Program Benefits

  • Priority registration for classes & select STEM courses

  • Science-focused transfer counseling, student orientations, & workshops

  • Peer mentors, STEM lectures & activities

  • Access to internship and externship opportunities
  • Free science & math tutoring

  • STEM Scholarships

Program Requirements for 2023-24

Program Orientation June 28th OR June 29th, 2023 (New Students)
STEM Skills Week  August 14 - 18, 2023 (New Students)

STEM Program Courses :

Counseling 12, Counseling 15 and Science 10

To be completed within the first year of program participation
Counseling Appointments 2 Per Semester 
STEM Workshops 1 Per Semester
Peer Mentor Contacts 2 per semester 

Additional Program Recommendations:

  • 1 STEM Course (minimum) every semester at SMC: Math (non-business), Computer Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Sustainable Technologies, Engineering)

  • Maintain at least a 2.8 GPA each semester

If you have questions about requirements, call 310-434-3988 or email