About Skilled Technical Sciences
Public career educational Skilled Technical Sciences programs in Missouri are designed to prepare secondary and postsecondary students for rewarding careers in high-demand, high-paying occupations. Instruction also is offered through short-term adult education programs to meet the needs of local labor markets.
Competency-based instruction is delivered that has been developed, reviewed, modified, and authenticated by referencing to national and state standards, as well as with local level advisory committee input. A record of the achievement of specific learner objectives is kept for each student enrolled in a full-time Trade and Industrial Education program.
Skilled Technical Sciences instructional areas include education in the following career areas:
- Construction. Construction instructional programs prepare students for careers in areas such as: Carpentry, Cabinet Maker and Mill Worker, Electrician, Building Maintenance, Plumber, Painter, Brickmason, and Pipefitter.
- Graphics. Graphics instructional programs prepare students for careers in areas such as: Drafting, CAD, Printing, Graphic Design, Commercial Photography, and Television/Radio programming.
- Service. Service instructional programs prepare students for careers in areas such as: Computer Maintenance and Repair, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nail Care, Law Enforcement, Fire Science, and Electrical / Electronics Equipment Repairer.
- Transportation. Transportation instructional programs prepare students for careers in transportation-related positions, such as: Automobile Mechanic, Auto Collision Repairer, Diesel Equipment Mechanic, Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic, Aviation Mechanic, Small Engine and Marine Mechanic.
- Manufacturing. Manufacturing instructional programs that prepare students for careers in areas such as: Instrumentation Technician, Robotics Technology, Sheet Metal Worker, Tool and Die Maker, Welder, Metal Fabrication.