(Charlotte, NC – Feb. 27, 2017) – Carolinas College of Health Sciences announced today that it has been designated a 2016-17 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2016-17 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey rates universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their ability and responsiveness to connecting programs and students with high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

Institutions submitting completed STEM JobsSM Approved surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a school works to 1) Provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects; 2) Promote partnerships that foster STEM literacy and connect classrooms to careers; 3) Ensure coursework and activities have a focus on careers; and 4) Promote STEM programs that actively attract and engage under-represented student populations. The assessment and rights to the STEM Jobs ApprovedSM Colleges designation are available to these qualifying schools for free.

Several of Carolinas College’s programs fall under STEM including associate of science in general studies, associate of applied science in nursing, radiologic technology and surgical technology, and certificates in histotechnology, medical laboratory science, and radiation therapy. Carolinas College will be featured in STEM JobsSM magazine and online as part of the entire 2016-17 list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.