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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 2014, we gained candidacy 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 candidacy 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.

Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials Policy

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Institutional Information (Facts at a Glance)

The catalog, available upon request from the admissions office, contains information regarding withdrawl and refund policies.