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CTE Courses

At Bronx Aerospace High School, students are able to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging STEM professions by participating in our Career and technical education programs. These courses provide students with coherent and rigorous content while being aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills.

CTE Endorsement Requirements

  • Earned 44 credits in the appropriate academic disciplines.
  • Pass 4 Regent Exams (English, Science, Math, and Social Studies)
  • Complete the Bronx Aerospace CTE academic program (7 CREDITS)
  • Complete Work-Based Learning Experience (54 HOURS)
  • Complete the Employability Profile 
  • Pass a three (3) part – written, demonstration, project – industry based National Technical Assessment (NOCTI and a School-based capstone project)
Course Description: Students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using engineering notebooks and 3D modeling software.
 Course Description: Principles of Engineering (POE) is a foundation course of the high school engineering pathway. This survey course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation, and kinematics. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.
 Course Description: AP CS Principles has been designed as a year-long high school course that fully addresses the seven “Big Ideas” of computer science: Abstraction, Creativity ,Data and Information, Algorithms, Programming, The Internet, Global Impact and six “Computational Thinking Practices”: Connecting Computing, Creating Computational Artifacts, Abstracting, Analyzing Problems and Artifacts, Communicating, Collaborating. This course incorporates Project-Based Learning (PBL), a pedagogical approach that actively engages students in the educational process, improves retention, and develops problem solving, critical thinking, and group communication skills. Through this collaborative, learner-centric approach, students are encouraged to explore the advantages and societal impact of computational technology while developing their own programming and computational thinking skills.
 Course Description: Aerospace Engineering ignites students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. Aerospace Engineering is one of the specialization courses in the PLTW Engineering program. The course deepens the skills and knowledge of an engineering student within the context of atmospheric and space flight. Students explore the fundamentals of flight in air and space as they bring the concepts to life by designing and testing components related to flight such as an airfoil, propulsion system, and a rocket. They learn orbital mechanics concepts and apply these by creating models using industry-standard software. They also apply aerospace concepts to alternative applications such as a wind turbine and parachute. Students simulate a progression of operations to explore a planet, including creating a map of the terrain with a model satellite and using the map to execute a mission using an autonomous robot.