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Surf the pipeline to stem success grant

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Surf The Pipeline To STEM Success (Pipeline) is an innovative endeavor by Arizona Western College (AWC) and Northern Arizona University-Yuma Branch Campus (NAU) to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees in Southwest Arizona.  The U.S. Department of Education awarded AWC $4 million over a five year time period from 2011-2016 to complete all of the program objectives.

The Pipeline Grant's primary mission is to create pathway's for AWC students to receive their Associates of Applied Science Degree (AAS)  in Automotive, Welding or Industrial Technology (75 credit hours) and transfer to NAU-Yuma to achieve a Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree (BAS) in Industrial Technology Management (45 credit hours).  The Pipeline Grant also has significant funds to renovate the AWC automotive and welding labs to provide students with a state-of-the-art technology experience.

Please click on this map link in order to find the Pipeline Grant staff (AWC and NAU-Yuma) locationed on the AWC Yuma campus.

Click on the NAU-Yuma Branch Campus link below to learn more about how you can be jointly admitted to AWC and NAU-Yuma:

Northern Arizona University - Yuma

The Pipeline Grant staff have been working hard on the Automotive Renovation Project (video). The renovation project is complete with new paint, new floors, new computers, new laptops, new network, new simulators, and much, much more.

The next project began on August 5th, 2013 on the Welding area and included the addition of two a new classroom, a lab, and a large storage area, two new large offices, a new entrance on the east side of the building, and a freshly renovated parking lot and was completed as of January 15th, 2014.

The next phase will include the renovation of the existing building, new simulators, and new equipment. We are currently in the planning stage but beginning this summer you will start to see a lot of activity old part of the building is renovated and upgraded. This should be completed in August 2015, just in time for fall classes.

Approved AWC Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees AGEC Compliant

Approved NAU Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) Degree

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