South Technical High School

Junior and senior students have the opportunity to attend South Tech High School for half a day to gain hands on experience in their chosen major. Students continue to take their core classes at Affton High School and attend South Tech for their elective classes. South Tech is a great opportunity for students who enjoy hands on learning, want to get involved in their chosen career now, and want to begin earning certifications and career skills while still in high school.

Students are encouraged to apply to South Tech early during their sophomore year. Many programs are competitive. Admission to South Tech is based on completion of required credits, attendance, and discipline.

For application and more information visit southtechnical.org

Majors Available at South Tech

Auto Body

This major focuses on the repair and appearance of the interior and exterior of vehicles. Students learn how to access, estimate, and repair using modern welding, sanding, masking, and painting techniques and the same advanced equipment found in professional auto collision repair companies. Students learn from I-CAR curriculum and earn advanced college credit from State Technical College in Missouri.

College Credit Offered: Universal Technical Institute, 12 units

Certifications Offered: Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Nonstructional/Paint & Refinishing; S/P2 Safety Certification


Automotive Technology

This 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.

College Credit Offered: Universal Technical Institute, 12 units

Certifications Offered: Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Brakes, Electrical, Engine Performance, Suspension; S/P2 Safety Certification


Carpentry

**Seniors Only**This 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.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 6 credits

Apprenticeship Credit Offered: Carpenter's Apprentice, 1-3 days of Pre-Employment Course, 1 specialty or elective unit of training, advanced placement testing in related areas per joint agreement with the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program; Construction Craft Laborers - credit for 40 hours of apprentice training and 500 hours of on-the-job training

Certifications Offered: Home Builders Institute (HBI) - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Core Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 Hour Construction Industry


Cisco Networking Academy

The 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 in preparation for their certification exams.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 10 credits; St. Charles Community College, 25 credits; Jefferson College, 5 credits

Certifications Offered: CompTIA A+ Certification, Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT) Certification


Construction Innovations

This 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. Students choose from: Carpentry, Electrical Trades, General Construction, Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship, or Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning.

Certifications Offered: Home Builders Institute (HBI) - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Core Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour Construction


Cosmetology

This 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. By graduation, students will have had the opportunity to earn all the hours required to take their Missouri State Board certification exam to become a licensed cosmetologist.

Certifications Offered: Cosmetology Missouri State Board of Certification


Culinary Arts

This 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.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 5 credits; Sullivan University, 3 credits; Illinois Institute of Art, 20 ¼ hours; Johnson and Wales University, 13.5 ¼ hours; Robert Morris University, 9 ¼ hours

Certifications Offered: American Culinary Federation Certification; Servsafe Certification


Dental Sciences

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

College Credit Offered: Missouri Baptist University, Dual Credit, 8 credits

Certifications Offered: Missouri Expanded Dental Assistant Certification; CPR Certification


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 create in this course.

Certifications Offered: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour Certification


Early Childhood Education

This major turns the student into the teacher in our certified preschools. Students research, create, and implement lesson plans while learning effective preschool teaching techniques. Upon graduation, students will have a portfolio of work to present to colleges and/or employers.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 6 credits

Certifications Offered: American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) - Early Childhood Certification; CPR and First Aid Certifications


Electrical Trades

**Seniors Only** This 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.

Apprenticeship Credit Offered: Construction Craft Laborers - credit for 40 hours of apprentice training and 500 hours of on-the-job training

Certifications Offered: Home Builders Institute (HBI) - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Core Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour Construction Industry


Electronics & Robotics Engineering

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

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 4 credits

Certifications Offered: International Society of Certified Technicians (ISCET) - 4 certifications in DC Electronics, AC Electronics, Semiconductor, and Digital Electronics


Emergency Medical Technician

This major brings students into real world emergency scenarios. Students are trained to perform detailed trauma patient assessments using advanced medical and diagnostic equipment, and in the operation of emergency response and rescue vehicles.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 10 credits

Certifications Offered: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification through National Registry; National First Responder certification; Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification


Firefighting

This 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.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 3 credits

Certifications Offered: Fire I and Fire II certifications; National First Responder

Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship

**Seniors Only** This apprenticeship allows students to begin their post-secondary training while in high school. While learning to install hardwood, vinyl, carpet, and ceramic flooring, students earn apprenticeship credit that can also lead to an associates degree shortly after high school graduation. Paid summer internships with licensed contractors also available.

Apprenticeship Credit Offered: US Department of Labor Journey Level Certificate - this certificate can be articulated into college credit with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and completed all but 5 courses required to earn an Associate’s degree in Applied Science

Certifications Offered: Home Builders Institute (HBI) - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Core Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour Construction Industry Certification


Graphic Design

This 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.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 3 credits

Certifications Offered: Adobe certifications


Health Sciences

This 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.

Articulating Institutions & Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 4 credits; Missouri Baptist University, Dual Credit, 8 credits

Certifications Offered: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - State of Missouri Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour General Industry - Healthcare Certification; CPR and First Aid certifications


Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

**Seniors Only** This major teaches students 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 progress toward certification.

Apprenticeship Credit Offered: Construction Craft Laborers - credit for 40 hours of apprentice training and 500 hours of on-the-job training

Certifications Offered: Home Builders Institute (HBI) - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Core Certification; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour Construction Industry Certification; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - 608 Refrigeration Handling certification


Law Enforcement

This major introduced students to the Police Academy through an array of training exercises, crime scenarios, 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.

College Credit Offered: University of Central Missouri, Dual Credit, 3 hours

Certifications Offered: Missouri Law Enforcement Skills and Knowledge (MOLESK) Certification


Pharmacy Sciences

**One Year Only** Students use the same advanced equipment as industry professionals as they perform testing and research drug treatments and interactions. In preparation for their Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam, students learn skills required for careers in retail, hospital, and medical center pharmacies. Juniors in Pharmacy can choose to continue their studies in the Pre-Professional Sciences Academy.

Certifications offered: PassAssured


Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy

**Seniors Only** This program provides an intense exploration of the medical field for college bound students. Through shadowing opportunities, guest lecturers, medical terminology study, and anatomy and physiology curriculum, students learn about a wide variety of patient care professionals and leave our program with a solid understanding of those careers and how to pursue them.

College Credit Offered: Missouri Baptist University, Dual Credit, 8 credits

Certifications Offered: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 10 hour General Industry - Healthcare Certification; CPR and First Aid Certifications


Precision Machining

This 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) software.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 5 credits

Certifications Offered: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) - Measurement, Materials & Safety Certification; Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout Certification


Veterinary Assistant

This 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.

College Credit Offered: Jefferson College, 2 credits

Certifications Offered: Certified Vet Assistant - State of Missouri Vet Med Association


Web & Computer Programming

This 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 while earning certifications.

College Credit Offered: St. Louis Community College, 5 credits

Certifications Offered: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification - HTML5 or Software Development


Welding

This 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 while earning certifications.

Apprenticeship Credit Offered: Construction Craft Laborers- Credit for 40 hours of Apprentice Training and 500 hours of On-The-Job Training

Certifications Offered: American Welding Society (AWS) - multiple entry-level welding certifications available; S/P2 Safety Certification