It’s a STEM world, and we all live in it. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are at the core of our technological society. At Cedar Valley College, we are redoubling our efforts to help prepare students to enter STEM-related fields in positions that often pay in the range of $100,000 annually.

If you want to be an engineer, CVC can help with your first steps. You can pursue your Associate of Science degree with an emphasis on Engineering, which puts you in prime position to finish up with an advanced degree at a four-year college or university.

And here’s even better news. You can get started on your four-year engineering degree early!

The Texas A&M/Chevron Engineering Academy is available to students of DCCCD colleges, including Cedar Valley. It is designed for first-time, full-time students and continuing students who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent and are deemed as pre-calculus or calculus-ready through coursework at DCCCD colleges. Students must apply for the program, with the application deadline in June.

Once accepted, students can get started with the Academy. All Texas A&M engineering courses are taught at El Centro College, while math and science courses may be taken at CVC or through any other DCCCD college.

There are other STEM pathways available for students, including Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, and Environmental Science. You are encouraged to study the various STEM pathways available through our Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) web page at


You can get started on your four-year engineering degree early!