Natural Sciences and Applied Technology

Thermal pool

Thermal pool at Yellowstone

The Department offers a variety of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental studies, horticulture, construction technology, and engineering, including some in an online format.

Science courses are frequently the foundation courses for programs that lead to an A.A. or A.S. degree, or fulfill the general education requirement. Almost all courses have a lab component to teach hands-on concepts, and reinforce what is learned in the lecture.

The Department's courses are designed to emphasize cross curriculum competencies, including critical thinking, technological skills, oral communication, reading and writing, and quantitative skills. Independent thinkng is encouraged, and on- and off- campus internships are available to interested students.

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Crab nebula

Course credits may be transferred to a 4-year institution or university. Cape Cod Community College has transfer compacts and partnerships with many institutions, so you can earn your Bachelor's or Master's degree right here on the Cape.

The Environmental Technology Program offers courses and certifications including waste water, OSHA, and GIS.

The Engineering Program offers courses and certificates in engineering design, robotics, manufacturing automation, and entrepreneurship.