• Advanced Manufacturing

    Advanced Manufacturing

    We will teach you how to weld, machine, program and design within the high-demand fields of Advanced Manufacturing.
  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Learn how to repair and restore cars, motorcycles and trucks in the high-tech fields of Transportation.
  • Business & Information Technology

    Business & Information Technology

    Majors in Business & Information Technology help you channel interest in these careers into the critical skills required to keep commerce flowing.

Auto Body

Advanced Manufacturing

Auto Body

Our Auto Body major focuses on the repair and appearance of the interior and exterior of vehicles. Students learn how to assess, estimate, and repair using modern welding, sanding, masking and painting techniques and the same advanced equipment found in professional auto collision repair companies.

Career Pathways

Collision Repair Technician, Transportation Equipment Painter, Detailer, Auto Glass Installer and Repairer

College Credit & Certifications

Students can earn I-CAR certification and advanced college credit from State Technical College in Missouri.

Automotive Tech

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Our Automotive Technology major is driven by the 4 main systems of vehicle operation: brakes, suspension and steering, engine performance, and electrical/electronics. Students will diagnose, service, and repair a wide range of vehicles alongside their ASE certified Master Technician instructor. The classroom includes modern diagnostic equipment which students operate as they work toward multiple ASE certifications.

Career Pathways

Master Mechanic, Automotive Service Technician, Pit Crew Mechanic, Various Auto Service Tech Specialization Areas

College Credit & Certifications

Additional articulated college credit is available from both UTI and State Technical College in Missouri.

Carpentry

Carpentry

Carpentry

Our Carpentry major helps students build a skill set including framing, estimating, roofing, and interior finishing. Students learn how to read and interpret blueprints and build structures using a wide range of professional power tools and carpentry materials.

Career Pathways

Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Carpenter, Cabinetmaker

College Credit & Certifications

Certifications from both OSHA and PACT are offered as well as articulated college credit from St. Louis Community College.

Cisco Networking

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy

Our Cisco Networking Academy is an honors course in which students learn how to design, install and troubleshoot complex computer networks. Students will navigate a variety of projects as they complete Cisco’s online curriculum.

Career Pathways

Computer & Informations Systems Manager, System Engineer, Computer Security Specialist, Network Designer, Network Administrator, PC Technician, Data Communications Analyst, Help Desk Technician

College Credit & Certifications

A+ certification, CCNA (Cisco Certified Comptia Network Associate), and CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician). College credit is available from St. Charles Community College and State Technical College in Missouri (articulated), and the University of Central Missouri (dual).

Construction Innovations

Construction Innovations

Construction Innovations

Our Construction Innovations major allows students to customize a year or semester of construction exploration to match their interests. A wide variety of quarter long courses give students a solid foundation of basic knowledge and experience. Students can continue into an Advanced Construction course in their second year and choose from: Carpentry, Electrical Trades, General Construction, Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship, or Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning.

Course Choices

Brick and Block, Construction Carpentry, Communication and Entertainment Systems, Construction Management, Equipment Operation, Green Technology, HVAC Technology, Interior Finish and Design, Kitchen and Bath Systems, Modern Electrical Technology, Structural Concrete

Construction Trades

Construction Trades

Construction Trades

Our Construction Trades major provides students will general skills in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity, and heating and cooling. Projects allow students to take complete construction projects from blueprints to completion.

Career Pathways

Civil Engineer, Construction Manager, Building Inspector, Cement Mason, Drywall Installer, Floor Layer, Painter, Roofer, General Construction Laborer

Articulation Agreement

Articulated credit is offered through St. Louis Community College and certifications are available from OSHA and PACT.

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Our Cosmetology major offers the same curriculum as a beauty college including all hair, nail, and skincare services. Students learn in a full-service salon along with classroom instruction from licensed Cosmetologists. Missouri State Board Licensure is available upon completion of the course.

Career Pathways

Cosmetologist, Hairstylist, Cosmetology School Director, Professional Makeup Artist, Nail Technician, Instructor, Salon Owner, Skin Care Specialist, Spa Owner

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Our Culinary Arts major is taught in a modern, fully equipped, restaurant style kitchen. Students plan, prepare, and cater meals alongside professional chefs in both the classroom and at various competitions throughout the year.

Career Pathways

Executive Chef, Restaurant Owner, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Caterer, Dietician, Culinary Instructor, Food and Beverage Manager, Food and Drug Inspector, Food Preparation and Serving Director, Food Product Development Manager

College Credit & Certifications

Several certifications from the American Culinary Federation and the National Restaurant Association are available, along with articulation agreements at St. Louis Community College, Sullivan University, Illinois Institute of Art, Johnson & Wales University, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, and Robert Morris College.

Dental Sciences

Dental Sciences

Dental Sciences

Our Dental Sciences major gives students a clinical experience in the classroom and through senior internships. Our modern operatory allows students to conduct mock exams and perform X-rays, preventative practices, and emergency care using the professional dental equipment.

Career Pathways

Dentist, Orthodontist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant

College Credit & Certifications

Dual credit in Anatomy and Physiology is offered through Missouri Baptist University and additional credits are available through St. Louis Community College. Internships are also available in the senior year.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education major turns the student into the teacher in our community, certified pre-schools. Students create, research, and implement lesson plans while learning effective preschool teaching techniques. Upon graduation, students will have a portfolio of work to present to college and/or employers.

Career Pathways

Elementary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Child Psychologist, Child Development Specialist, Child Care Center Director, Nanny, Child Care Provider

College Credit & Certifications

Articulated credit is available from St. Louis Community College.

Electrical Trades

Electrical Trades

Electrical Trades

Our Electrical Trades major teaches students how to design, stage, and install commercial and residential electrical wiring for power and telecommunications systems. Skills include blueprint interpretation, layout design, and programming equipment while emphasizing logical thinking.

Career Pathways

Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Electrical Drafter, Master Control Technician, Electrical Repairman

College Credit & Certifications

OSHA and PACT certifications are available along with articulation opportunities though American Trade School.

Electronics & Robotics

Electronics & Robotics Engineering

Electronics & Robotics Engineering

Our Electronics and Robotics Major focuses on exploring the complex electrical, electronic, mechanical, and robotic components used in manufacturing and industry. Students design and program robots annually for the FIRST Robotics Competition using modern equipment and techniques.

Career Pathways

Electrical Engineer, Electronics Technician, Biomedical Technical Electrical Inspector or Technician, Electronic Equipment Installer

EMT

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Our Emergency Medical Technician major brings students into real world emergency scenarios. Students are trained to perform detailed trauma patient assessments using advanced medical and diagnostic equipment, including ambulances.

Career Pathways

Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician

College Credit & Certifications

Students earn several certifications including both a National and Missouri EMT-B along with college credit from St. Louis Community College and Southwestern Illinois College.

Firefighting

Firefighting

Firefighting

Our Firefighting major is an academy level course which allows students to do the bulk of their required Fire Academy hours at the high school level. Using a wide range of firefighting and life-saving equipment, students develop their skills through rigorous mental and physical training.

Career Pathways

Firefighter, EMT, Fire Inspector, Forest Fire Prevention Specialist

College Credit & Certifications

Several certifications are available and articulated credit is offered through St. Louis Community College.

Floor Layers

Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship

Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship allows students to begin their post-secondary training while in high school. While learning to install hardwood, vinyl, carpet, and ceramic flooring.

Career Pathways

Licensed Floor Layer, Tile and Marble Setter, Carpet Installer, Floor Sander/Finisher

College Credit & Certifications

Students earn apprenticeship credit that can also lead to an associate’s degree shortly after high school graduation. Paid summer internships with licensed contractors are also available.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Our Graphic Design major channels students’ passion for art into advertising and marketing projects using the full Adobe Suite of design software. Through advanced tutorials combined with a study of fonts, color theory, sketching and drawing, students produce a professional portfolio of their work to share with prospective colleges and employers.

Career Pathways

Graphic Designer, Advertising Designer, Publishing Layout and Production, Interactive Media Designer, Digital Media Designer

College Credit & Certifications

Dual credit is offered through University of Central Missouri.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Our Health Sciences major immerses students into healthcare through lab and patient care experiences, high-level academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, and clinical rotations at area hospitals and assisted living facilities. To enroll in Health Sciences students must be 16 years of age or older on the first day of school of the junior year.

Career Pathways

Physician, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Dietician, Nutritionist, Patient Care Technician, Certified Nurse Assistant

College Credit & Certifications

Earn hours toward a Certified Nurse Assistant certification and dual credit in Anatomy and Physiology from Missouri Baptist University. Additional articulated credit is available from St. Louis Community College.

Health Sciences Academy

Health Sciences Academy

Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy

Our Health Sciences major immerses students into healthcare through lab and patient care experiences, high-level academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, and clinical rotations at area hospitals and assisted living facilities.

Career Pathways

Physician, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Dietician, Nutritionist, Patient Care Technician, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist

College Credit & Certifications

Earn hours toward a Certified Nurse Assistant certification and dual credit in Anatomy and Physiology from Missouri Baptist University. Additional articulated credit is available from St. Louis Community College.

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Our HVAC major teaches student to design, install, repair and maintain residential and commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn blueprint reading, electrical schematics, and operational sequence charts as they work toward HVAC Excellence and Apartment Maintenance Technician certifications.

Career Pathways

Mechanical Engineer, Building Inspector, Geothermal Technician, HVAC Mechanic/Installer, Boilermaker, Refrigeration Mechanic/Installer, Weatherization Installer/Technician

College Credit & Certifications

Articulated college credit is offered from both State Technical College of Missouri and American Trade School.

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Our Law Enforcement major takes students through a one year introduction to the Police Academy through an array of training exercises, crime scenarios, and self-defense and fitness training. Students will learn conflict mediation and resolution, investigation techniques, and be trained in the use of advanced security related training equipment including vehicles.

Career Pathways

Police Officer, Detective, FBI Agent, US Marshal, DEA Agent, Federal Air Marshal, US Secret Service Agent, US Military

College Credit & Certifications

Dual credit is available through the University of Central Missouri and articulated credit is offered through St. Louis Community College.

Pharmacy Sciences

Lab and Pharmacy Sciences

Lab and Pharmacy Sciences

Our Lab and Pharmacy Sciences major focuses on the exploration of molecular biology, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and genetic engineering. Students use the same advanced equipment as industry professionals as they perform lab experiments and forensic testing and research drug treatments and interactions.

Career Pathways

Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmaceutical Sales, Laboratory Assistant

College Credit & Certifications

Internships are available for students as they earn dual credit from Missouri Baptist University in Anatomy & Physiology and articulated credit from St. Louis Community College.

Precision Machining

Precision Machining

Precision Machining

Our Precision Machining major teaches students to invent, design, and manufacture tools and components for a wide range of production needs. Using advanced computer controlled technology, 3D printing, and traditional machining skills, students develop projects designed with MasterCAM software and computer aided design (CAD).

Career Pathways

Machinist, CNC Programmer, Tool Designer, Mechanical Engineer, Tool and Die Maker

College Credit & Certifications

Certifications are available from OSHA and articulated credit is offered through State Technical College of Missouri.

Design & Entrepreneurship

Design & Entrepreneurship

Design & Entrepreneurship

Inventors will thrive in this product development course designed to support creation and innovation. Bring your ideas to fruition with support from local St. Louis professionals and your fellow South Tech students. Learn how to protect, promote, pitch, and produce the products or services you are inspired to think up while in South Tech MAKES.

Career Pathways

Inventor, New Product Engineer, Research and Development Specialist, Start-Up Entrepreneur, Product Development Manager, Discovery Research Coordinator

College Credit & Certifications

Information coming soon.

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

Our Veterinary Assistant major explores the science of veterinary medicine including animal care and training, clinical procedures, medical terminology, grooming, and disease prevention. Students interact daily with a wide variety of animals fostered in our facilities, providing their medical care, while learning from certified professionals.

Career Pathways

Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Veterinarian, Zookeeper, Animal Behaviorist, Certified Kennel Operator, Animal Control Officer, Animal Trainer

College Credit & Certifications

Articulated credit if offered through Jefferson College and certifications in American Red Cross Pet CPR and First Aid are available.

Web Design & Coding

Web & Computer Programming

Web & Computer Programming

Our Web and Computer Programming Major teaches students how to write and edit source code and applets using several programming languages including HTML and Java. Students will design, create, and maintain software, databases, and web pages.

Career Pathways

Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Programmer, Computer Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Design Engineer, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Tester, Web Administrator, Web Developer, Webmaster

College Credit & Certifications

Visual Basic Web Certification and articulated credit is offered through Jefferson College and St. Louis Community College.

Welding

Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Our Welding major trains students to design, engineer, build, and troubleshoot complex metal fabrication challenges. Through high-level training, competitions, and work ethic, students perfect modern welding processes.

Career Pathways

Welder, Pipefitter, Materials Engineer, Steamfitter, Commercial Diver, Boilermaker, Welding Inspector, Iron Worker, Pipe Welder, Sheet Metal Worker

College Credit & Certifications

American Welding Society Entry-Level certification and articulated credit through State Technical College in Missouri.

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