As part of the effort to keep the curriculum current, each Specialized Associate Degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology's three campuses has a Program Advisory Committee comprised of local industry professionals. This diverse group of employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni get together twice yearly to provide feedback and ideas for improvement to the program's learning resources, equipment, facilities, and objectives.
Students from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Criminal Justice and Medical Assistant specialized associate degree programs visited the Cambria County Prison to see an example of a working environment for those who decide to pursue a career in corrections or within the prison system.
C.O.P.S. (Community Outreach and Public Service) Club members at South Hills School of Business & Technology handed out information to fellow students and raised money for a local women's shelter on Denim Day as part of efforts to educate the South Hills student body during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Before they can begin their internships, students at South Hills School of Business & Technology are required to complete capstone projects which require them to use all of the skills they’ve acquired throughout their studies. Students of the Criminal Justice program are assigned cases to solve and must show how they came to their conclusions.
Criminal Justice students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Lewistown Campus recently took an academic field trip to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility where they learned about the security measures that are in place to keep both employees and inmates safe.
The C.O.P.S. Club at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus recently held a fundraiser to help Family Services Inc. as they raise funds for a proposed new homeless shelter in Blair County.