The Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP) was developed by Mount Royal University’s Iniskim Centre in response to the ever-increasing need and desire for better representation of Aboriginal peoples in the field of science and technology. ASTEP provides a comprehensive support system while you prepare for a variety of exciting careers in science and technology. ASTEP fosters a supportive learning model for Aboriginal students preparing for, or studying in, the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree programs. You will begin to understand the industry demands in the sciences and how to be a flexible and innovative problem solver, making you an asset to employers within, or beyond, your community.
You will work with the ASTEP coordinator, through the Iniskim Centre at Mount Royal University, who is dedicated to helping you meet your academic goals. Whether you are upgrading or pursuing your degree, the ASTEP coordinator will assist you with academic and personal advising, funding application support, tutorial support, cultural and social support, social events and coordinate visits from community members and Elders throughout your academic career.
Whether you are interested in a program that will prepare you to pursue a graduate program or a program designed to prepare you to enter the work force on a rewarding career path, ASTEP has you covered.
What is ASTEP?
ASTEP provides support to Aboriginal students enrolled in, or seeking admission into, one of the following Mount Royal programs: Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS)
Who can join ASTEP?
This program is for current or prospective students, who self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and wish to pursue one of the degree programs mentioned above. Contact the Iniskim Centre to learn how you can join ASTEP.
Upon graduation from the Faculty of Science and Technology program you choose, you will have the knowledge and skills that will make you an asset to the workforce within your community and beyond. With a solid grounding in science and technology, a broad knowledge base and practical skills, you are ready to make an immediate impact in your job or your community. You will also be ready to confidently proceed in continuing your education should you choose.