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

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: State Technical College of Missouri, 3 credits • Universal Technical Institute, 12 units
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Nonstructural/Paint & Refinishing, S/P2 Safety Certification

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: State Technical College of Missouri, 3 credits • Universal Technical Institute, 16 units
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Brakes, Electrical, Engine Performance, Suspension, S/P2 Safety Certification

Career Exploration

Construction Innovations

Sophomore Career Exploration

Choosing your major will be easy after this fun and engaging Career Exploration class designed just for sophomores. Over the course of one or two semesters, you will rotate through up to 8 career clusters while being introduced to all of the majors available to you in 11th grade. Explore through hands-on projects, exciting activities, and shadowing experiences to discover the program that fits your interests and aspirations.

  • COURSE ROTATION: Advanced Manufacturing Pathways, Arts Pathways, Construction Pathways, Human Services Pathways, Information Technology Pathways, Medical Pathways, and Transportation Pathways
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF PARTIAL-DAY ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 3 core credits (.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 1.5 Electives for 1 semester Sophomore Year OR 3 Electives for 2 semesters Sophomore Year

Carpentry

Advanced Manufacturing

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & 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 St. Louis Carpenter’s 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 Certification

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 in preparation for their certification exams.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English, 1 must be Algebra), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 10 credits • St. Charles Community College, 25 credits • State Technical College of Missouri, 18 credits (provided A+ Certification) attained • University of Central Missouri, Dual Credit available
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: CompTIA A+ Certification, Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT) Certification

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

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 1.5 TO 3 Electives Junior AND/OR Senior Year
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Home Builders Institute (HBI) – Pre- Apprenticeship Training Core Certification • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10 hour Construction Industry Certification

Construction Trades

Construction Trades

Construction Trades

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

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: State Technical College of Missouri, 15 hours
  • 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

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: State Technical College of Missouri, 15 hours
  • 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

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 5 credits • Sullivan University, 3 credits • Illinois Institute of Art, 20 1⁄4 hours • Johnson and Wales University, 13.5 1⁄4 hours • Robert Morris University, 9 1⁄4 hours
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: American Culinary Federation Certification • Servsafe Certification

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Our Diesel Technology major trains students to analyze and repair the complex electrical, hydraulic, and fuel systems of today’s semi-trucks and heavy construction equipment. Students will troubleshoot, overhaul, and assemble diesel engines using the same equipment and techniques as professional mechanics.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 9 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes and Steering & Suspension • S/P2 Safety Certification

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education major turns the student into the teacher in our certified preschools. 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 colleges and/or employers.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & 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

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

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English, 1 must be Algebra), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: American Trade School, 12 1⁄4 hours
  • 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

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF SENIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English, 2 must be math, 1 must be lab based science), 17 total credits, on track to graduate
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF APPLICATION: “C” or higher in last semester of English, 1 credit of Algebra or concurrent enrollment projected
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & 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

Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Our Fashion Design major teaches students how to use the techniques of top designers to illustrate and tailor garments. The program produces a full scale fashion show annually which includes model casting, line creation, and styling for the runway.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: Illinois Institute of Art, 8 credits • The Art Institute (multiple locations), 6 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) – Fashion, Textiles and Apparel Certification

Firefighting

Firefighting

Firefighting

Our Firefighting major is an academy level course that 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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF SENIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English, 1 must be math, 1 must be lab based science), on track to graduate
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF APPLICATION: “C” or higher in last semester of English, 1 credit of Algebra or concurrent enrollment projected
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 3 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Fire I and Fire II certifications, National First Responder

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: University of Central Missouri, Dual Credit, up to 9 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Adobe Certifications

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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English, 1 must be science), on track to graduate, must be 16 on the first day of class
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF APPLICATION: “C” or higher in all completed science coursework, 1 credit of Biology or concurrent enrollment projected, 2.0 minimum GPA
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 1 Science (Anatomy & Physiology) and 2 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 4 credits • Missouri Baptist University, Dual Credit, 8 credits • University of Central Missouri, Dual Credit, 2 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

Health Sciences Academy

Health Sciences Academy

Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy

Our Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy 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 professions and leave our program with a solid understanding of those careers and how to pursue them.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF SENIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English, 2.5 must be science), 17 total credits, on track to graduate
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF APPLICATION: “C” or higher in all completed science coursework, 1 credit of Biology or concurrent enrollment projected, 2.5 minimum GPA
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 1 Science (Anatomy & Physiology) and 2 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & 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

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Our HVAC 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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF SENIOR ENROLLMENT: MMinimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: American Trade School, 12 hours
  • 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

Hotels Academy

Intercontinental Hotels Group Academy

Intercontinental Hotels Group Academy

Our Hospitality & Hotel Management major immerses students into this exciting and people-centered career pathway. Students learn about event planning, social media marketing, customer service and sales, banquets and branding from industry professionals who work for one of the largest hotel companies in the world. Opportunities are available to shadow and potentially intern at well-known St. Louis hotels.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: Missouri State University, Dual Credit, up to 6 credits

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, 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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 3 hours • University of Central Missouri, Dual Credit, 3 hours

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).

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 31 Math (Machining Math) and 2 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & 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 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.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF APPLICATION: 1 credit Biology of concurrent enrollment projected
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: Jefferson College, 5 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Certified Vet Assistant – State of Missouri Vet Med Association

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 while earning certifications.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits 1.5 must be English, 1 must be Algebra), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: St. Louis Community College, 5 credits
  • CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification – HTML5 or Software Development

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 while earning welding certifications.

  • PREREQUISITES AT TIME OF JUNIOR ENROLLMENT: Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERED: 3 Electives Junior Year, 3 Electives Senior Year
  • ARTICULATING INSTITUTIONS & CREDIT OFFERED: State Technical College of Missouri, 15 hours
  • 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
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