Summit Technology Academy

  • 2018-19 Career & Educational Planning Guide

    SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY, Missouri Innovation Campus Building, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, LSMO (sta.lsr7.org)

     ** denotes a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course, which is a nationally recognized engineering, biomedical, and computer science curriculum being offered through numerous school districts. Students can advance through a sequence of courses such as Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) in order to access the capstone engineering courses at STA. Likewise, students can advance through Principles of Biomedical Science and Human Body Systems in order to access the capstone course of Medical Interventions/Biomedical Innovation. Ask your Guidance Counselor about information regarding PLTW or go to www.pltw.org. Courses marked with double asterisk (**) are approved Project Lead the Way courses.

Course Descriptions

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing**

    Course #: HS1607 PM (2nd Sem.)
    GRADES: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or higher; Attendance: 90% or higher, Math: Average Math and Engineering grade: B or higher; Reading/Writing: 10th grade level.
    Prerequisite for PLTW Member Schools: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering
    CREDITS: 1½ Units
    Dual Credit: UCM ENGT 1012 (2 hrs. credit for eligible students)
    Recommended: Digital Electronics, Geometry

    This exciting course provides students with the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology in a global perspective. Students will have individual and team projects in the follow areas of manufacturing: Computer Modeling-using a three dimensional, solid modeling software package with mass property analysis and design interface tools. CNC Equipment - understanding the machinery and tools and their operating and programming aspects. CAM Software - converting computer generated geometry into a program to drive CNC machine tools. Robotics- robotic arm programming and how they are used for materials handling and assembly operations. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - working in teams to design manufacturing work cells and table top factory simulations. The students will interact with industry experts and should expect to be challenged with ideation and creation of projects while working within a set of constraints. An additional honor point will be earned for successful completion of this class.


    Aerospace Engineering

    COURSE #: HS1719 AM
    COURSE #: HS1720 PM
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 1½ Units
    Prerequisite for PLTW Member Schools: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering; GPA: 2.5 cumulative or higher. Attendance: 90% or higher.
    Recommended: Physics (completed or concurrent enrollment: Internet access outside of class is highly recommended.

    This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and experience to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to the design, development, and evolution of aircraft, space vehicles and their operating systems. In the classroom, students will engage in creative thinking and problem‐solving activities using software that allows students to design, test, and evaluate a variety of air and space vehicles, their systems, and launching, guidance and control procedures. Students will build and test airfoils, gliders and model rockets, as well as fly a plane in a flight simulator program. Students can expect to work with and/or be mentored by professionals in the aviation/aerospace career field from around the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

    An additional honor point will be earned for successful completion of this class.


    Network Engineering, I & II

    COURSE #: HS1713  AM
    COURSE #: HS1714  PM
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Math: Algebra I, B- or better; Reading/Writing: 10th grade level; Other requirement: Keyboarding, minimum 30 WPM. Outside class Internet access
    Dual Credit: UCM Net 1060, 1061 2060 & 2061 (3 hrs. credit each course for eligible students) or State-wide Articulated Credit
    Recommended: Computer Hardware and Operating Systems I (offered through R7 Online)

    Fall Semester The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP/IP layered models to examine the roles of protocols and services. This includes the principles and structure of IP addressing, LAN and WAN specifications, and network management which provide a foundation for the course. Hands on and simulation based activities in this course assist with the configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of routers and switches in a small to medium sized internetwork.

    Spring Semester This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design, implement, and secure enterprise and wide area networks. This includes functionality, configuration, and troubleshooting of inter-VLAN routing, VLANs, WLANs as well as wide area networking technologies.

    This course helps the student prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    Cybersecurity

    COURSE #: HS1715
    GRADE: 12
    CREDITS: 1½ Units
    Prerequisite: CSIS 110 and Instructor Approval
    Dual Credit: MCC CSIS 272
    Required: Network Engineering I & II

    This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level security specialist jobs. It provides a hands-on introduction to network security. Student in the course will examine, design and implement security rules and policies that govern corporate networks. This course helps the student prepare for the Security+ certification exam. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT*

    COURSE #: HS1716 AM
    COURSE #: HS1717 PM
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Math: Algebra II, B- or better or previous programming knowledge; Reading/Writing: 10th grade or higher; Home Internet access required; keyboarding, min. 30 wpm
    Dual Credit: MCC CSIS 123, 222, 223 (available to eligible students) Accuplacer placement into Math 110, Eng. 101, and no reading recommendation or equivalent ACT scores.
    Recommended: One of the following courses: PLTW Computer Science & Software Engineering OR CHAOS I OR Database Management I (offered through R7 Online)

    Fall Semester This course is the C++ programming language. The student will focus on structured programming techniques, proper program design and object-oriented programming concepts and skills. Topics include basic object-oriented programming events, logic structures and simple input/output techniques.

    Spring Semester Using the Java programming language, the student will focus on structured programming techniques, proper programming design and object-oriented programming concepts and skills.

    An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    INTERNSHIP IN MIC*

    COURSE #: HS1718
    GRADES: 12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO STARTED IN MISSOURI INNOVATION CAMPUS PROGRAM PRIOR TO THEIR JUNIOR YEAR
    Dual Credit: MCC CSIS credit (varies by cohort)

    This course is for students who will be completing an internship through one of the MIC business partners. Students will attend STA either first or second semester and will take a dual credit course through MCC as part of the course. Students should enroll in this course for the entire year. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

    COURSE #: HS1705 AM
    COURSE #: HS1706 PM
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Math: Algebra I, C or better; Reading/Writing: 10th grade level; one credit in Fine Arts.
    Dual Credit: UCM Comm 1275 Intro to Media Tech and COMM 1519 Media Aesthetics (4 credit hrs. for eligible students)
    Recommended: Computer Applications or Programming; proficiency in keyboarding

    The Digital Media Technology program at Summit Technology Academy gives students an opportunity to explore and prepare for careers in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications. Students will focus on the complete video and audio production workflow from preproduction through post production. They will work in teams to integrate music, graphics and video technologies in entrepreneurial projects for their schools and/or communities. Students have the opportunity to prepare an industry-recognized certification in Apple Final Cut Pro. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    COURSE #: HS6671 AM
    COURSE #: HS6669 PM
    GRADE: 12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Math: Algebra I, C or better; Reading/Writing: 10th grade level; Biology and Chemistry, C or better
    Dual Credit: MCC Bio 150 (2 credit hours for eligible students); UCM NURS 1700, 2000/2070 (4 hrs. credit for eligible students)
    Recommended: Anatomy/Physiology (completed or concurrently enrolled); Chemistry II; Algebra II; College Prep English
    REQUIREMENTS for Clinical Placement: Upon approval in the program, a negative drug screen and TB skin test results (at student’s expense), background check and proof of immunizations

    This course is designed to prepare senior students, who have identified nursing as a clear career goal, for a collegiate registered nursing program. Students will learn through classroom instruction and practice in a clinical skills lab.  Major units of study include nursing history and career exploration, pharmaceutical math, CPR/First Aid, nursing skills, and medical terminology. The course will introduce students to the nursing process, nursing documentation, effective communication skills and medical ethics. Students will learn and use APA style in the production of a research paper. Dual college credit options are subject to change based on instructor qualifications and college requirements. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical experiences. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    ALLIED HEALTH ACADEMY

    COURSE #: HS1721H AM
    COURSE #: HS1722H PM
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative-or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Algebra I, Biology or Chemistry, with a C or better
    Dual Credit: MCC BIO 150 Medical Terminology & ALHT 100 Introduction to Health Care Careers (2 hrs. credit each course) Accuplacer placement into Math 110, Eng. 101, and no reading recommendation or equivalent ACT scores.
    Recommended: Anatomy/Physiology; Psychology

    This program is for juniors and seniors interested in learning more about allied health careers or who would like to enter college healthcare programs after graduation. Students will be engaged in hands-on skills lab work and projects related to Dental Assisting; Health Information Technology; Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant; Paramedic/EMT; Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant; Radio-logic Technology and Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Nursing, Polysomnography, Chiropractic, Athletic Training, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and other allied health careers. Students who meet professionalism standards will have the opportunity to intern and shadow in pre-allied health career fields throughout the year. In addition, students will have opportunities to gain industry credentials such as Basic Life Support CPR training for Healthcare Providers and HIPPA credentials. Students will have to provide transportation periodically during the year in order to accommodate outside lab experiences. An additional honor point will be earned for each semester successfully completed.


    INTERNSHIP IN STEM CAREERS

    CO COURSE #: HS1723
    GRADE: 12
    CREDITS: 1½ Units (Per sem. minimum 10-19 hrs. per week supervised)
    Prerequisite: Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better; 95% attendance. Gained technical experience through sending high school programs such as PLTW OR completed an STA program as a junior. Students interested in an internship such as Cerner Scholars should apply for Internship in STEM Careers program. Selection of Cerner Scholars is ultimately up to Cerner.

    Students interested in an internship such as Cerner Scholars should apply for Internship in the STEM Careers program. Selection of Cerner Scholars is ultimately up to Cerner. This course/internship offers students a chance to earn high school credit for a unique, problem-based learning experience in a highly competitive work environment in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students will secure an internship in an area that matches their chosen area of focus. Interns will work collaboratively to solve a variety of relevant problems, as well as participate in real-work and job exploration activities. At the completion of the program, interns will demonstrate their communication and collaborative skills through a senior exposition. Student must provide their own transportation.


    INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ACADEMY

    COURSE #: HS6701
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 Units
    Prerequisite: GPA: minimum 2.5 GPA cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better. Completed or enrolled in at least level two Modern Language Course; home internet access is required. Upon successful completion of the Summit International Studies Academy (SISA), the requirements will be met for Modern Global Issues. If a student drops out of SISA, they must take Modern Global Issues.
    Dual Credit: UCM POLS 2535 Model United Nations
    Recommended: Computer Applications, Business, and Economics World History

    Through service projects and possible internships, students will meet and work with refugees and recent immigrants, applying content knowledge to actual, meaningful situations. A Rotary Interact club is embedded into the class which requires students to complete additional service projects on an international scale. Students will also participate in Model UN by writing position papers and studying the political/social/economic environments of individual countries. They should also be comfortable using technology, presenting in front of groups, and understand the expectations of professionalism.  Students will work in teams to prepare cultural presentations for real business clients and learn about being a professional. SISA is a flexible classroom environment that simulates a realistic intercultural consulting company. Student grades are determined through a unique system where students receive a simulated salary and bonuses. Students in this program are expected to think for themselves and be able to manage projects on their own. Student will need to make arrangements for transportation to off-site. Presentations, optional internships, and rides home from STA on predetermined dates. Please speak with administration if you have any transportation concerns.


    EXECUTIVE FINANCE AND FINTECH

    COURSE #: HS1726
    GRADES: 11-12
    CREDITS: 3 units
    1.5 Fall Semester, 1.5 Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; B- or higher in Accounting
    Dual Credit: TBD
    Recommended: independent learner; able to apply knowledge to new situations and concepts; strong desire to pursue a career in finance; ability to read and synthesize college-level material

    This dynamic program is for students interested in learning advanced concepts in finance and financial technology (FinTech) careers and would like to enter college finance programs after graduation with a competitive advantage. Students will be immersed in problem-based and project-based instruction that mirrors the current financial industry related to the following areas: Risk Management, Data Analysis (BIG DATA), Financial Technology (FinTech), Financial Modeling, Understanding Balance Sheets and P&L Statements, Economics, Communication Skills, Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking, Investment Management and Financial Advisory Insurance. This program allows internship and shadowing opportunities in financial career fields. Students will utilize the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework, simulations and hands-on learning. Students will have to provide transportation in order to accommodate outside lab experiences and internships.


     

  • ** Students enrolling in dual credit and/or AP classes need to check with the college/university they are planning on attending regarding transferability and acceptable grades.