STEAM at WP Wagner High School
The Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math approach provides a career exploration pathway by providing a selection of courses to give students the opportunity to explore and acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge for a career that is relevant to their interests in the fields of engineering, architecture, industrial design and or interior design.
WP Wagner's STEAM Room is a design lab equipped with a Trotec Speedy 360 Laser cutter, Inventables large format X-Carve and Carvey CNC routers, Prusa MK3 3D Printers, a comprehensive range of hand and power tools. Digital platforms are complemented with Roland Vinyl Cutters and large format printers.
You have the ability to design and make prototypes of just about anything.
This course offers 15 credits in CTS and 5 credits in a core subject.
Students will have some flexibility in course selection based on the area of interest.
Conduct career explorations relevant to their interests in the fields of engineering, applied engineering technology and design fields through:
- Demonstrating an understanding of post-secondary education entry requirements relevant to their interests in the fields of engineering, applied engineering technology and design.
- Creating an application, including a portfolio, suitable for competitive entry into a post-secondary program relevant to their interests in the fields of engineering, applied engineering technology and design.
- Be prepared to interview competitively for entrance into post-secondary competitive entry programs in the fields of engineering, applied engineering technology and design. (CTR 1010, 2010/2310, 3010/3310) Max 3 credits
Demonstrate an understanding of a design process relevant to their interests in the fields of engineering, applied engineering technology and design fields. (1 of DES 3095, 3105, 3115, 3125; at least 1 of DES PROJ D or E; 1 of DES 3145 or 3155; DES 3165; DES 3170) 5-6 credits
Collaborate creatively to engage complex problems as member of a team using design thinking. In doing so they will lead, manage, create and innovate. (DES 1020) 1 credit
Understand the tools, processes, and methods to research, design, and build prototypes for proposed solutions to problems. This includes both digitally controlled, electronic, analogue and traditional hand tools.
(DES 1060 and 2075 or DES 1050 and 2055; DES 1010; FAB 1010; CON 1010; DES 2065; DES PROJ A, B, & C; or FAB 2910, FAB 3910; or CON 2910, 3910) 8 credits
Students may also draw from others based on interest. example: (ELT1010 and ELT 1030, plus 1030, 1050) 2-5 credits