Our Practical Program Consumer Information

In compliance with federal regulations which require disclosure to current and prospective students, Applied Technology Services is providing the following information which lists and describes student consumer information.


Special School District does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, or activity protected by federal or state law in its programs, activities, and employment.  Direct inquiries and complaints under this policy to Special School District’s Compliance Coordinator, 12110 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO  63131; telephone (314) 989-8100 or to the Office of Civil Rights, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO  64114-3302; telephone (816) 268-0550.  Information about the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities accessible to impaired persons can be obtained from Special School District’s Compliance Coordinator at the phone number and address listed above.

Accreditation and Licensure of Programs

As the Adult Technical Education Department of the Special School District, Applied Technology Services provides affordable, career-focused technical education to help our students achieve their career goals. Beginning in 1968, the school began by providing cutting-edge technical and career training to adult students throughout St. Louis County.

In 2015, we gained full accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education (COE). COE is responsible for the accountability of schools with postsecondary designation in accordance with federal regulations. The process of institutional accreditation provides an avenue to utilize a variety of criteria to assess the effectiveness of postsecondary programs.

The objectives of the postsecondary accreditation process are to:
  • Provide a process for institutional evaluation.
  • Assure accountability in the use of federal funds allocated to the institutions.
  • Promote, strengthen, and assure the operation of quality educational programs for all students.
The school summarizes its findings in a self-study report that both constitutes its formal application for initial or continued accreditation and forms the basis for an evaluation visit conducted by a team of peers from other accredited schools.
In addition to accreditation through COE, our practical nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing at both the South Tech and MET Center locations.
Student Outcomes

Federal Student-Right-to-Know regulations call for post-secondary institutions to report the graduation and transfer rates of "full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates entering the institution on or after September 1, 1996."  These rates are based on degree completion or transfer-out within "150% of normal time," which for a one-year institution would be 1 1/2 years.

Student completion rate data can be found through the College Navgator or by clicking here.

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Program Name: Practical Nursing

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $19,300 if completed within the normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. A breakdown of the program's estimated cost can be found here.

Of the students who completed the program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $14,750.00 of debt.

The program qualifies the students to sit for the National Council on Licensure Examinations - Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) exam in all states as it is a national exam. Upon successfully completing the NCLEX-PN exam, the individual will be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

College Scorecard - The College Scorecard is an online tool, created by the United States government, for consumers to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States. It displays data in five areas: cost, graduation rate, employment rate, average amount borrowed, and loan default/repayment rates.

The PN program catalog can her found here for download and contains information regarding withdrawl and refund policies. Withdrawl and refund policies can also be found online here.

The program meets the licensure requirements in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states in the diagram below. A graduate taking the Missouri National Licensure Exam-NCLEX must be a resident of Missouri to obtain licensure in the NLC. A non-Missouri resident taking the Missouri NCLEX will be eligible for a single state license. A license to practice nursing may also be obtained in a non-NLC state without retaking the NCLEX. Fees and instructions for obtaining licensure in a non-NLC state can be found on that state’s Department of Professional Regulation website.


Additional links to explore:

U.S. Department of Labor Website

Indeed.com (St. Louis area LPN jobs)


Net Price Calculator

Net price calculators are made available to prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account. The Net Price Calculator for Applied Tech can be found here.

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