Seniors may enroll in the four credit program at the Kansas City Area Technical School if they have applied and been accepted for placement by our school's guidelines. A senior must show a sincere interest in the program and it must be a program not available at BSHS. Students must provide their own transportation for the entire year. Since this an outreach program the student will be required to follow KCKCC school calendar which may require the student to be at KCKCC on days that BSHS is out of school. Please visit KCKCC website for Accuplacer testing dates.
Please see Mrs. Hicks for additional information.
Auto Technology is designed to give students the skills to pass the written portion of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests and customized to meet the highest standards of the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF). TEC is introducing a new AutoLab which includes modules based on simulator panels, real vehicle component trainers and computer-based simulations. Using the modules, students develop both knowledge and the hands-on skills required for working on real vehicles in the workshop area.
Plumbers, electricians, masons, and carpenters fill the ranks of the construction industry. This course prepares students for these fields at the apprenticeship level. Students construct a house from the foundation to the finishing touches. Apprenticeship opportunities with over 10 skilled craft unions are available for graduates through the Construction Apprenticeship Tech Prep Consortium.
Electrical Technology is a new program that develops basic electrical skills, technical knowledge and related occupational information to prepare for initial employment in the electrical trade. Students will begin with the basic fundamentals of electricity and progress through all types of residential, commercial and industrial wiring, including advanced solid state motor controls.
Health Careers This is a one-semester course which prepares a high school senior to become a Certified Nurse Aide who provides direct patient care (taking vital signs, assisting with nourishment consumption, personal hygiene, etc.). The student will also spend time at a pre-assigned clinical setting. High school students in this program must also buy a supply kit. At the end of the semester, the student must pass the state exam in order to work as a CNA.
Heating and Refrigeration
HVACR training is comprised of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Fundamentals are emphasized, along with specific studies in central and room systems. Silver brazing, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and sheet metal techniques are also practiced. The program is approved for EPA and R-401A refrigerant certification.
Professional Cooking Professional Cooking teaches students to master the fundamental skills of food service in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, catering, etc. The program contains daily classroom instruction with practical experience in food service preparation for public meetings and banquets.
This program is designed to teach specific skills in all aspects of the welding trade, including blueprint reading, metallurgy, oxy-acetylene and semi-automatic cutting, brazing, and industry standard welding processes in a standard set of positions. Students learn welding processes to work with cast iron, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and alloy metals. Apprenticeship opportunities with over 10 skilled craft unions are available through the Construction Apprenticeship Tech Prep Consortium for graduates.