Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School at Seminole (Tech High) is for students interested in a challenging high school experience that will prepare them for a career and college. Students at Tech High participate in hands-on activities and collaborate on meaningful projects that train them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students have the opportunity to take advanced level classes, earn industry certifications, participate in internships, and take advantage of college dual enrollment. We offer programs in Nursing, Veterinary Assisting, Building and Construction Design Technology, Electricity, Digital and Graphic Arts, Game and Simulation
Pinellas Technical High School provides a safe learning environment that encourages students to take risks, challenge themselves and celebrate each other’s successes. Our caring teachers and staff are invested in making sure each student is well prepared for life beyond high school. Our unique campus format allows us to get to know our students individually and help them reach their personal goals.
BUILDING TRADES and CONSTRUCTION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
This academically rigorous and hands-on course will provide students the opportunity to learn and perfect the necessary skills to succeed in the ever popular and growing construction industry. Students are introduced to blueprint reading, construction drawings, construction mathematics, carpentry, electricity, masonry, plumbing and much more. Those completing this program may continue their education at Pinellas Technical College, or as an apprentice or and may lead to employment as construction craftsmen, site supervisors, construction managers or business owners. Industry certifications available: NCCER
COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS
Inspire the future. This program is for creative, career-oriented students interested in learning how to use their artistic and design skills in a fast-paced and creative career. Students work in realistic design studio environment using the Adobe Design Suite while studying the entire spectrum of digital and graphic arts. Those completing this program may seek employment in digital art, graphic design, advertisement, and much more. Industry certifications available: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
Prepare to light the world. Students in the electrical program will be challenged through academics and practical application in the fundamentals of electrical circuits, wiring, commercial and residential electricity. You will look forward to solving real-world problems through hands-on lab experiences. Students completing this program may enter careers as commercial and residential electricians and continue their education in an apprenticeship program that leads to journeymen credentials. Industry certifications available: NCCER
Academically rigorous and physically challenging, our nursing program can lead you to an exciting and rewarding career inhealthcare. Our program allows students to learn through practical experience and hands-on demonstration how to properly care for sick and injured persons. Those in our program may seek additional education at Pinellas Technical College, or St. Petersburg College toward licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN) or other numerous medical occupations such as respiratory therapy, home health, or emergency care. Industry Certifications available: CPR, First Aid and CNA Licensure.
Make the world smile through a tail wag. Through rigorous academics and work with live animals, students will be introduced to the exciting world of animal care. Students will study disease prevention, kennel management, grooming, emergency care and more as they prepare for an opportunity to become a certified veterinary assistant (CVA). Students completing this program may continue their education toward license veterinarian at a state university and/or seek employment in kennels, grooming, veterinary offices, animal rescue and more. Industry Certifications available: CVA
GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING
Turn your passion for gaming into an exciting career. This project-based program focuses on game design, storyboarding, 3-D animation, computer programming and coding. Through the business side of gaming, students create single and multi-user environments. Those completing the programmay seek employment as game designers, programmers, software developers, animators, and more. Industry certifications available: Adobe, Microsoft Technology Associate, Microsoft Office and Toon Boom.
Who can attend?
High school students who attend any Pinellas public school, Pinellas Virtual School, home education program or private school can apply.
How to register
There are no entrance requirements other than the desire to be part of a challenging, rewarding educational experience. See the District Applications Programs website for further information.
Transportation will be provided for families who live in the Mid County High School application area as defined below. The mid-county high school application area is defined as any student zoned for the 5 mid county high schools.
Those schools are:
- Clearwater High School
- Dixie Hollins High School
- Largo High School
- Pinellas Park High School
- Seminole High School
- Students not zoned for these schools may be permitted to drive private vehicles or provide their own transportation to and from campus.