Science, Mathematics & Engineering


Sample Careers
Software Developers What you’ll do: Software developers invent the technologies we sometimes take for granted. For instance, that app that rings, sings or buzzes you out of a deep sleep every morning? A software developer helped design that. And when you roll into the office and turn on your computer, clicking and scrolling through social media, music and your personal calendar – software developers had a big hand in shaping those, too. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Information Science. Questions: Ask DJ Dates
Statistician  What you’ll do: Statisticians practice the science of using data to make decisions. They decide what data they need and how to collect it, design experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and report conclusions. And unlike most professions, statistics can be applied to a vast number of fields or issues, like the environment, public safety, health care and sports. As the famous mathematician and statistician John Tukey once told a colleague, "The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard." Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Liberal Arts and Science. Questions: Ask DJ Dates
Mathematician What you'll do: A mathematician can be anyone from your middle school algebra teacher to a computer programmer. Some mathematicians primarily conduct research to explore and develop theories, while others are applied mathematicians who use theories and techniques to solve everyday problems. Theory is a huge part of a mathematician's job. Mathematicians use formulas and models to support or refute theories. Data is also an important aspect in the field, as mathematicians analyze and interpret data for practical purposes, such as business, engineering or science decisions and problems. Common positions mathematicians fill include financial analysts, systems analysts, professors and elementary, middle and high school teachers. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Liberal Arts and Science. Questions: Ask Ray LaBounty
Computer & Information System Managers What you'll do: Computer and information systems managers, or information technology managers, are the guides who help organizations navigate the always-changing landscape that is modern technology. These all-important employees deliver short- and long-term visions for the company's technology needs and goals. Even though most IT managers have the technical chops to execute the various jobs of the workers they supervise, they are more likely to be caught in a meeting room than a server room. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Information Science. Questions: Ask DJ Dates
Information Security Analysts What you'll do: Information security analysts are the gatekeepers or security guards of information systems. To explain it another way: These professionals plan and execute security measures to shield an organization's computer systems and networks from infiltration and cyberattacks. They prevent, monitor and respond to data breaches and cyberattacks, which are becoming more common. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Cybersecurity. Questions: Ask DJ Dates
Mechanical Engineers What you'll do: Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build and test various devices. They often have an innate curiosity about the way things work. An enthusiasm for solving problems is a vital trait of mechanical engineers. It takes creativity to shepherd a theoretical device into a practical reality. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Engineering Science. Questions: Ask John Longwell
Biochemists What you'll do: Biochemistry delves into the chemical processes of living organisms. In other words, biochemists apply their knowledge of chemicals and perform different chemical techniques and experiments to decipher biological problems. People who thrive on finding solutions to problems and are science-minded are a good fit for this profession. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Liberal Arts and Sciences. Questions: Ask Dave Pindel
Architects What you'll do: Architects create the overall look of buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance. Buildings also must be functional, safe, and economical and must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects consider all these factors when they design buildings and other structures. Architects may be involved in all phases of a construction project, from the initial discussion with the client through the final delivery of the completed structure. Their duties require specific skills—designing, engineering, managing, supervising, and communicating with clients and builders. Architects spend a great deal of time explaining their ideas to clients, construction contractors, and others. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Liberal Arts and Science. Questions: Ask David Pindel
Civil Engineer What you'll do: Civil engineers are responsible for the world's most inspiring buildings, bridges and roads, as well as some of the less thrilling – yet no less structurally sound – buildings, bridges and roads. Some of these incredible structures include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and "Spaghetti Junction" in Birmingham, England, which wouldn't be possible without talented civil engineers. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Engineering Science. Questions: Ask John Longwell
Environmental Scientist What you'll do: Environmental scientists are problem solvers. They research environmental and health problems to determine their causes and come up with solutions. They investigate issues like mysterious deformations in frogs, unexplained cancer occurrences in a neighborhood, or disease in the former asbestos mining town of Libby, Montana. Environmental scientists conduct research to identify the causes of these types of problems and how to minimize or eliminate them. They also conduct theoretical research that increases our understanding of how the natural world works. They use what they learn to make recommendations and develop strategies for managing environmental problems. Start at SUNY CCC with this program: Environmental Science. Questions: Dave Pindel