Science and Technology Entry Programs
CSTEP: For College Students
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Suffolk County Community College provides academic support services to underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in mathematics, science, technology, health-related fields, and the licensed professions. CSTEP is funded by the New York State Education Department.
STEP: For Middle & High School Students (7th–12th Grade)
Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Suffolk County Community College is offered to students in 7th through 12th grades in selected school districts.
STEP is designed to motivate and prepare financially disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students for careers in science, technology and mathematics-related disciplines, along with licensed professions such as nursing and accountancy. Academic activities that encourage critical thinking, along with intensive instruction in mathematics, science and computer science, are teamed with support services such as counseling and tutoring. This provides a nurturing environment which builds self-esteem as it prepares minority and disadvantaged students for entry into STEM and licensed professions.