Department of Science

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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.

The Department offers a variety of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental studies, horticulture, construction technology, engineering, and aviation technology. Almost all courses have a lab component to teach hands-on concepts, and reinforce what is learned in lecture.

Though most courses have face-to-face classses, some are in an online or hybrid format. The hybrid format refers to an online lecture component, with on campus lab.

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 thinking is encouraged, and on- and off- campus internships are available to interested students.

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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 students can earn a 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.

Our new Aviation Maintenance Program offers FAA-approved courses for aircraft airframe and powerplant maintenance certification.