Programs for College Students
Cañada College has a number of programs designed to provide unique opportunities for students, allowing them to focus full-time on their studies and fully benefit from a support system provided through The STEM Center at Cañada College. Programs for college student aim to increase student success by providing tutoring, Academic Excellence Workshops, peer mentoring, scholarships and internships. Additionally, students are engaged in leadership development, scientific seminars, and field trips to industry and 4-year universities.
Summary of Programs:
Math Jam is a free one-week intensive preparation for the Math Placement Test for incoming students who have not yet taken the math placement test or would like to improve their math placement test result. It is designed especially for students who placed into a college math course below pre-calculus and who want to advance to the next math level by scoring higher on the Math Placement Test at the end of Math Jam. The goal of Math Jam is to help students complete their Associates Degree and/or transfer requirements for a 4-year college/university in less time than previously possible.
Physics Jam is a free, self-paced, intensive, and fun four-week preparation for Calculus-based Physics 1 for students intending to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields. The program is designed to prepare students who will be taking Calculus-based Physics 1 in the future and provide an intensive review for students who are moving onto a higher level Physics.
The 10-week COMETS Summer Internship Program will provide sixteen community college research internship positions. Participating students will be working with faculty from SFSU on NASA-themed research projects.