The Engineering program provides students with an introduction to engineering. Also covered are the skills critical to being competitive in today’s global workplace. Using the nationally recognized “Project Lead the Way” curriculum, students will apply classroom learning to investigate individual interests. The primary focus is placed on the product design process, robotics, and the incorporation of advanced technologies. These technologies include 3D printing, advanced manufacturing, and laser engraving/cutting. Through mentorship opportunities, job shadowing, and interaction with industry representatives, students will be exposed to multiple career paths and post-secondary courses of study.

What We Do

The STEM academy is a dynamic learning environment that simulates the facilities students can expect to experience in post secondary programs and industry. Students will utilize the most advanced technologies to engage in problem/project-based activities that model engineering principles.

Program Instructor

Dan Arensmeyer

a man smiles at the camera.Dan’s a retired Navy Officer, having served 28 years in various roles in the U.S. Submarine force, including Command of the USS Henry M. Jackson. He holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Management from the U.S. Naval Academy and Old Dominion University and has extensive experience in shipboard Nuclear Reactor and Steam Plant operations and maintenance. He comes to Stafford from the Naval Nuclear Laboratory in Schenectady, NY where he served for three years as a Program Manager for the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Program. He and his wife Darcie reside in Weybridge VT and have three children.

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Program Instructor

Trae Catellier

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Courtney Casey, Class of 2015

Stafford ended up being like a second home. I looked forward to coming to class everyday because you don’t just sit there and stare at a book, you get hands on experience, which was really helpfull for me to completely understand what I was learning.


 Program Advisory Committee

Name Business
Steve Wiegers Hubbardton Forge
David Sunderland Carris Reels
Gina Kelley
Sarah Clapp GE Aviation
Eliza Cox Green Mountain Power
Mallory Ezequelle OMYA
Dan Roswell RCPS

Dual Enrollment/College Credits

NHTI Engineering Design (4 credits), NHTI Computer Integrated Manufacturing (4 credits), and NHTI Engineering Principles (4 credits)


OSHA 10 General Industry Certification, Autodesk Inventor user certification, American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED
Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.

Average Career Salaries

Jobs Average Salary
Industrial Engineering Technician $53,780
Civil Engineer Technician $49,260
Environmental Engineering Technician $48,650
Electronic Engineering Technician $61,130
Mechanical Engineer $83,590
Electrical Engineer $95,230
Biomedical Engineer $86,220

*Average Salaries taken from the Department of Labor (


Requirements For This Program

Recommended Prerequisites: college preparatory coursework; Algebra 2 (or can take concurrently with STEM); able to work as part of a team; strong interpersonal skills; effective communication skills; proficient with technology
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 12
Scales for standards assessed in this program