Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP )

Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program


CSTEP is a comprehensive support program dedicated to increasing the number of college graduates from both ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in technical-related fields and individuals from economically disadvantaged families who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, math, engineering and other licensed professions.  CSTEP is sponsored by the New York State Education Department's Bureau of Professional Career Opportunity Programs.

Program services include academic support, personal counseling, career awareness, advocacy, transfer assistance, and access to community contacts as resources and research opportunities.  Each CSTEP participant agrees to engage in some form of internship, field work, or research prior to graduation.  In addition, those who transfer to four-year colleges or universities serve as alumni mentors for new Onondaga CSTEP students.  Special services may include an annual etiquette luncheon, career panel discussions, and guided visits with transfer institutions.  CSTEP students may benefit from formal agreements with colleges such as SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, LeMoyne College, Clarkson University, Binghamton University, and SUNY Upstate Medical University.


Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates, deadlines and eligibility.

More Information

Drake Harrison
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Gordon Student Center Room 114
Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315- 498-2429/2307
Fax: 315-498-2392