STEM Summer Academy at GCC provides a FREE STEM course, activities, and advising to current and new STEM Majors.

The STEM Summer Academy at GCC 2023

This summer, SSA is funding free spaces in 9 summer courses for STEM majors.

Please see course listings and applicable majors below. Some of these courses are reserved entirely for STEM majors and others are a mixture of grant-funded seats for STEM majors and non-funded seats for other majors

Summer I — May 23-July 12

Code Title Credits STEM Seats 
ENG 116-13 English Composition II: Analysis of Literature & Film 3 20
MAT 107- 13 College Algebra 4 10
AGR 109-13 Organic Gardening 1 8

Summer II — July 14-August 31

Code Title Credits STEM Seats 
MAT 096- 13 Intermediate Algebra 4 10
MAT 108- 13 Precalculus 4 10
CSC 101- 13 Programming Fundamentals 4 10
AGR 112-13 Food Preservation and Storage 1 8
PSY 101- 13 Principles of Psychology 3 20
BIO 126- 13 Biology I 4 20

Eligible STEM Majors:

Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Computer Science (CSC), Engineering Science (EGS), Health Science (LAH), Environmental Conservation (LEN1), Farm and Food Systems (LFF), Mathematics (LMA), Plant and Soil Science (LPL), Pre-nursing (NUC), Nursing (NUR), Practical Nursing (PNC), Science of Earth and the Environment (SEE)


  • All SSA courses require a Grant Coordinator override to enroll. Any student who wants to register for an SSA course - even if they want a non-funded/non-STEM major seat - must follow this registration process.

  • The process this year is different from previous years, so please read carefully: To register for an SSA course a student must email from their GCC e-mail address once registration has opened on Thursday, April 6th. If they e-mail before that date, they will receive an automatic reply telling them to e-mail again once registration is open- we cannot reserve seats before registration opens.

  • Once the student e-mails their request, they will receive a link to a form to record their information and request (they do not need to send all of their information in the original e-mail as in previous years).

  • Advisors cannot fill out the form for a student- students must do this themselves.

  • Students can take one funded course per semester- we cannot fund more than one course in a semester, but we can register them for one funded and one unfunded SSA course.

  • Students must have their prerequisites in order (and overridden if necessary) before sending the request e-mail. All seats in these courses are first-come, first-served: no seats can be reserved while waiting for documents.

  • Students will receive a confirmation e-mail when they have been registered. This is not an automated process, so please expect to wait 2-3 business days for this process.

  • If there are no more grant-funded seats available, the coordinator will reach out to the student to inquire if they would like to register for a non-funded seat (if available) or join a waitlist.

Billing process for grant-funded seats:

If the student is a STEM major and there are funded seats available, the bursar will process the grant waiver after the add/drop period (the first week of the course). If they receive a bill before that date they should ignore it- if they accidentally pay the bill they will be refunded by the bursar (which can take a couple of weeks).

Please contact the SSA Team with any questions about this process at: