CTE Programs

Career & Technical Education

The Brooklyn STEAM Center offers five pathways under the Career & Technical Education program model. Each program is approved by the New York State Education Department and features an industry-approved curriculum, engaging partnerships, supportive work-based learning experiences including an internship program, and stackable industry credentials. The five programs are:

  • Computer Science & Information Technology

  • Construction Technology

  • Culinary Arts + Hospitality Management

  • Design & Engineering

  • Film & Media

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Our Five Industry Pathways

STEAM High School in Brooklyn, NY.
Scholars notate their measurements according to their developed plans to make cuts for their build.

Construction Technology

Scholars will study carpentry, masonry, residential building and electrical, and plumbing by developing skills like using construction math, interpreting plans and drawings, using hand and power tools, and installing electrical and plumbing systems. Certifications include OSHA 30, NCCER Core, NCCER Construction Technology, and Solar One. Major projects include the fabrication of a tiny home inside a shipping container and constructing a theater set.

STEAM High School in Brooklyn, NY.
Scholars finalize their digital designs to create and print in our fabrication lab.

Design & Engineering

Scholars will study robotics, computer-aided drawing and design, 3-D modeling and printing, and fabrication by developing skills like drafting and model making, solving problems using an engineering design process, computer-aided design and fabrication, and electrical wiring. Certifications include the Solidworks and Rhino 6. Major projects include the development of architectural plans and designing real solutions to community problems.

STEAM High School in Brooklyn, NY.
Scholars review audio/video that they have recorded to plot out the sequencing of their produced product.

Film & Media

Scholars will study video production, post-production, audio engineering, and storytelling by developing skills in editing, post-production, sound design, and audio recording. Certifications include AVID Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Major projects include the development of a podcast series and the full development process of a self-produced music video.


STEAM High School in Brooklyn, NY.
Scholars work independently and with visiting industry partners to build their website on a socially aware cause.

Computer Science & Information Technology

Scholars will study information technology, networking and security, computer science principles, and mobile app development by developing skills like installing cabling systems, building and maintaining networks, web development, and programming. Certifications include C-Tech Copper Cabling Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate (Networking, Security, HTML/CSS, and Python), and Apple Swift Level 1. Major projects include developing a home and small office network from the ground up and developing code to parse NASA log files for data trends.


Scholars practice their knife skills in our commercial kitchen to prepare a dish.

Culinary Arts + Hospitality Management

Scholars will study hospitality management, food science, and nutrition by developing skills like food safety and sanitation, food preparation, food and beverage management, and event planning. Certifications include NYC Food Handler License, ServSafe Food Handler Certification, and NOCTI Prep Cook. Major projects include the handling of a local food cart for public consumption and catering events for industry partners.