Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

STEM Academy is designed to prepare students for employment and post-secondary education by providing a scenario-based curriculum focusing on innovative design, community service, and workplace standards while improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics proficiency. STEM Academy offers students flexible pathways to achieving a Certificate of Completion by providing an integrative and collaborative standards and competency based curriculum. STEM Academy Completers will experience scenario-based design problems which apply scientific inquiry, innovative technology, the STEM Design Process, and mathematics. Successful STEM Academy Completers will produce portfolio-quality work demonstrating employment and post-secondary readiness.

To receive a Certificate of Completion in STEM Academy, a student must successfully complete a minimum of four STEM semester courses, including at least two 200-Level courses. Available courses include:

STEM 100 – INTRODUCTION TO STEM
STEM 101 – INNOVATION OF STEM
STEM 110 – FOUNDATIONS IN ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE I
STEM 111 – FOUNDATIONS IN ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE II
STEM 210 – ENGINEERING DESIGN
STEM 211 – ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
STEM 220 – GREEN BUILDING & WOOD FRAMING
STEM 221 – RENEWABLE ENERGY & SOLAR THERMAL/PV
STEM 230 – PRECISION MEASUREMENT & CNC PROGRAMMING
STEM 231 – METAL FABRICATION, WELDING & MACHINING