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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math


Chief Sealth Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)


Courses Available at CSIHS

  • Tech Foundations
    Course provides an overview of information technology today and introduces students to the basics of hardware and software. Students explore operating systems, software applications, and programming languages and acquire a foundation of knowledge in technological material, information gathering and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Introduction to Programming
    Content areas include: human interface interaction; problem solving; introduction to programming using Python primarily; and robotics. Students will learn or build on prior knowledge of what programmers and computer scientists do and how technologists think.
  • Woods 1 & 2
    This introductory class in Woodworking provides students with the opportunity to study many of tools, materials, and processes common to working with wood and wood construction. The course curriculum combines technical instruction with hands on shop experience. Students learn to operate tools and machines used in the trades and industry.
  • Financial Algebra
    Students explore algebraic thinking patterns and functions in a financial context. Students achieve success by offering an applications based learning approach incorporating Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry topics, connecting math to the real world.
  • Introduction to Engineering
    Project Lead the Way which develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed on the development of three-dimensional solid models. They will learn a problem solving design process and how it is used in industry to manufacture a product. The Computer Aided Design System (CAD) will also be used to analyze and evaluate the product design.
  • Career Choices
    Students explore careers through projects, job shadows, and guest speakers. Life and employment skills will be taught to prepare students for life after high school. Students will build resumes, apply for jobs/internships, learn how to manage money, and make informed life choices.
  • Worksite Learning Internship
    Students can earn .5 CTE credits for work-site learning. Gain real-life work experience in the area you are interested in studying.

Seattle Skills Center Courses Available Free to You

Rainier Beach High School

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
    Seattle is home to the world’s largest aircraft company and its many supporting industries. Launch your career by learning how to build, service and modify aircraft and aircraft components.
  • Fire Fighting/ EMS
    This course prepares you for careers as fire fighters and other emergency services careers.
  • Automotive Technology
    Gain a solid foundation in automotive technology and the skills for gainful employment. You will learn brake systems, maintenance, and other vehicle systems that meet the industry’s needs.
  • Construction Trades
    You will learn both residential and commercial construction skills. Students will learn skills through hands-on projects, work with tools, and the following processes: masonry, roofing, siding, drywall, painting, finishing and much more!
  • Maritime Manufacturing
    Seattle is surrounded by water, why not work in the maritime field! Learn vessel manufacturing skills, geography, map skills, and boating.

Ballard High School – Maritime Academy

  • Maritime Vessel Operations
    Students learn everything it takes to run, navigate, and work on a seafaring vessel: engine maintenance and repair, navigation, tides and currents, knot tying, deckhand skills, radar, and much more!

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

  • Firefighter, paramedic, automotive, technician, autobody repair, mason, dry wall, tile layer, engineer, engine repair, seaman, materials engineer, merchant marine, roofer, electrician, plumber, mechanic, diesel mechanic, painter, cabinet installer, flooring and countertops

Industry Certifications earned through completion of courses:

  • Tech Prep credit:
    • PLTW Intro to Engineering » MET 102 (4) & TDR 135 (4)Computer Applications » BUS 169 (5) & MIC 101 (4)