Bronx Design and Construction Academy is a school that offers a rigorous CTE program, preparing students for direct entry into the design and construction filed and/or entry to a four-year college. Bronx Design offers Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, Electric, and Architectural Drafting/Pre-Engineering as CTE programs. All students receive a rigorous four year liberal arts education alongside their CTE training. We provide a challenging interdisciplinary program that ties academic skills and discipline with CTE coursework. By focusing on a skills-based approach, we help students make connections between their coursework and real-world problems so that they may find unique and tenable solutions to any problem they wish to solve.
• CTE Programs in Architecture, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electric, and HVAC
• Four-year College and Career counseling
• Interdisciplinary Curriculum
• College Access for All, CUNY College Now
• Transportation and Sustainable Energy focus
• OSHA Training and Certification
English Language Learner Programs: English as a New Language
Language Courses: Spanish, French
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: U.S. History, English Literature, Environmental Studies
Diploma Endorsements: CTE, CDOS, Advanced Regents
After-school tutoring, Carpentry Club, Art Club, Habitat for Humanity, Model UN, Skills USA, Student Council
PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports – Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
When applying to Bronx Design, perspective students must apply to one of two programs: (1) Building Construction and Technology, or (2) Architecture and Design.
(1) Building Construction and Technology
Students will experience all trades: Electrical Engineering, Carpentry Technology, Plumbing Technology, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology as a rotation before choosing their desired field of study. Students will obtain OSHA-10 certification prior to beginning college-level CTE coursework in their second year. Internships begin as early as the 10th grade. The skills students learn through their CTE coursework are applicable throughout the United States.
(2) Architecture and Design
The 4-year course work enables students to work in architectural or building construction related jobs or continue toward an advanced degree in a related field. Students explore industry levels of mastery in AutoCAD, 3-D Modeling and printing, and Revit. Graduates find employment in related industries such as building engineering, construction, code enforcement, materials manufacturing, and residential design/build contracting.