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Right now, you may not know exactly what your next steps are. Will you choose college? Or will you choose a career? No matter what you choose, coming to Pioneer Tech gives you a competitive advantage. Each of our programs includes a blend of theory and hands-on application. This means you’ll know what you need to do and actually how to do it! Wherever you’re headed in life, your journey begins here!
Why Pioneer Tech • Tuition-free for district high school students • Small classes • Hands-on learning • Free transportation for district high school students • Leadership opportunities • Many self-paced classes Attending Pioneer Tech while you’re still in high school gives you experience without the financial burden associated with other educational institutions. With so many areas of study, we’re certain you’ll find a program that builds on what you enjoy and prepares you for your career.
Program’s Offered • Automotive Services Technology • Biomedical Sciences Academy • Business & Information Technology - Administrative • Business & Information Technology - IT • Construction Technology • Cosmetology • Criminal Justice • Culinary Arts • Firefighter/EMT • Fleet & Facilities Maintenance • Health Careers Certification • Industrial Technology • Machine Tool Technology • Medical Assisting (Adult Students only) • Practical Nursing (Adult Students only) • Teacher Preparation • Welding Technology
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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT At Pioneer Technology Center, we strive to create a community where students are safe and everyone can excel. With our outstanding staff and high-quality programs and services, students build the skills needed to pursue their passion. That’s why PTC graduates find success whether in employment or in a variety of continuing education opportunities. We believe in cultivating the next generation of pioneers.
Medically Minded I now have a sturdy foundation to be a success in the future.
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HEALTH SCIENCE Biomedical Sciences Academy
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education transforms the typical teachercentered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery and exploratory learning. STEM requires high school students to actively engage in situations to find real world solutions.
The Medical Assisting program provides adult students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a medical assistant. Students learn a variety of clerical skills including patient scheduling, billing and medical insurance coding, as well as clinical skills that include vital signs, phlebotomy, ECG and sterile techniques. Completion of this program will give students the skills to be successful in today’s health care professions.
Employment: Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, Radiology Technician, Research Scientist, Biology Lab Technician, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Nurse, Anesthesiologist
Health Careers Certiﬁcation The Health Careers Certification program prepares high school students for exciting career opportunities in health-related fields. Students will learn basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in a clinical setting. Certiﬁcations: Medication Administration Technician, Long-Term Care Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, CPR/First Aid, Feeding Assistant, 6+ other certifications available! Employment: Medication Administration Technician, Long-Term Care Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide, Restorative Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Preparation for: LPN, RN, Radiology, Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Comfort Keeper, Feeding Assistant
Certiﬁcations: Registered Medical Assistant, BLS/First Aid Employment: Pharmacy Aides, Physical Therapist Aides, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Unit Clerk in Hospital, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Office Manager
Practical Nursing The Practical Nursing program prepares adult students for an exciting career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students learn nursing skills through classroom theory and in clinical settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing units and long-term care facilities. Clinical rotations are also completed in physician offices, hospice and home health care settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council of Licensure Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Prerequisites: Long-Term Care Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide, CPR Certification Employment: Licensed Practical Nurse
COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS Business & Information Technology Education – Administration
Business & Information Technology Education – Info Tech/Cyber Security
Administrative Services prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Students can also choose a multimedia path that includes learning Adobe Creative Suite.
Information Technology prepares students for an exciting and fast paced career. Information ﬂow is a major industry across the globe. Students completing this program have the opportunity to gain various industry certifications and will be qualified to manage a computer network and its support systems.
Certiﬁcations: 31 certifications available Employment: Secretary, Payroll Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Legal Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Bank Teller, Multimedia Careers
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Certiﬁcations: CCENT-Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician, CCNA Routing and Switching, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Network+ Employment: Bench Technician, Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Computer Repair Technician, Network Engineer, Security Analyst
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INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Automotive Service Technology A career in Automotive Service Technology focuses on what makes a car run! In this program students will learn the inner workings of an automobile including engine performance and repair, steering and suspension and brake systems as well as air conditioning and electrical systems. ASE Student Certiﬁcations: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Automotive Service Technology, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning, Maintenance and Light Repair Manual Drivetrain and Axles, OSHA 10, Suspension and Steering, Multimeter 504 Employment: Shop Management, Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Service Advisor, Heavy Equipment Technician, Farm Equipment Technician, Service Writer, Master Mechanic, Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Parts Clerk
and schools. Individuals employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs. Certiﬁcations: Plan Reading & Elevations, Hand & Power Tools, Wall & Ceiling Framing, Exterior Finishing, Drywall Finishing, Cabinet Maker Trainee, +35 other certifications available Employment: Frame Carpenter, Form Carpenter, Trim Carpenter, Drywall Installer, Construction Manager, Contractor, Laborer
Fleet & Facilities Maintenance Receive hands-on training in a wide variety of occupations including automotive and building & landscape maintenance. Develop both the professional skills and workplace attitudes needed for employment with classroom exercises that reﬂect actual working situations. Enhance learning experience through teamwork, field trips and group projects.
Certiﬁcations: CPR, First Aid, Forklift (must be 18)
Employees in construction build the future! This diverse career prepares learners for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining homes, apartments, industrial buildings, warehouses, office buildings, churches
Employment: Landscape Maintenance, Automotive Maintenance, Groundskeeping, Forklift Operator, Building Maintenance, Custodial Services, Auto Detail Services
INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Industrial Technology Those in Industrial Technology, will study statics, electronic circuits, and CAD/CAM design principles for manufacturing science. Individuals with careers in Industrial Tech maintain as well as troubleshoot instruments that control manufacturing processes. Certiﬁcations: Instrumentation Technician (NCCER) Applied Technology, ACT, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Fluid Power Mechanic, Electrical/Electronic Mechanic, Wind Turbine Technician, Multimeter (Snap-On) Employment: Instrument Calibrator, Hydraulic System Technician, Troubleshooter, PLC Programmer, System Technician, Maintenance Technician, Engineering Design & Development, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Technician, Electrical Technician
Machining Technology Machinists set up and operate basic machine tools, read blueprints, use common hand tools and precision measuring instruments. Students will learn the properties and heat treatment of different metals and train to
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operate computerized numeric controlled (CNC) machines. M-list Certiﬁed. Certiﬁcations: CNC Machining Center Operator, Drill Press Operator, Lathe Operator Employment: Mold Maker, CMM Operator, Tool and Die Maker, CNC Operator, Machinist, Instrument Calibrator, Tooling Journeyman
Welding Technology Pioneer Tech’s Welding program prepares students for a wide variety of career choices. Skills attained include process cutting (oxy-fuel, plasma arc and air carbon arc), basic blueprint reading, and training for certification in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW plate and pipe welding. Certiﬁcations: Shielded Metal Arc Welder Gas Metal Arc Welder, Flux Core Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Forklift, OSHA 10, Cutting Process Operator Employment: Pipe Fitter/Welder, Structural Steel Welder, Shielded Metal/Arc Welder, Gas Metal Arc Welder, Flux Core Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Process Cutting
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Culinary Arts The hospitality industry is one of the nation’s largest employers offering many different career opportunities. Pioneer Tech’s Culinary Arts program prepares students through classroom experience and hands-on training. Culinary Arts students also learn by preparing meals daily for the public in a commercial kitchen. Certiﬁcations: First Aid, CPR, Serv Safe, Basic Culinary Arts, Advanced Culinary Arts Future Employment: Sous Chef, Line Cook, Executive Chef, Pastry Chef, Baker, Caterer, Restaurant Owner, Food Service Manager
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HUMAN SERVICES & RESOURCES Cosmetology Pioneer Technology Center’s Cosmetology program prepares you for an exciting career utilizing creativity and entrepreneurial skills. Students will receive hands-on instruction toward a career that provides a profitable and rewarding experience. The training provided through the program prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam. Licensing: Cosmetologist, Cosmetology Instructor, Manicurist/Nail Technician Employment: Cosmetologist, Master Instructor, Facialist, Makeup Artist, State Board Inspector, Nail Technician
Teacher Preparation Pioneer Technology Center’s Teacher Preparation program prepares students for a rewarding career shaping the lives of children
of all ages. Work with children ages one to five in Pioneer Tech’s on-site Children’s Lab & Preschool and learn about health, safety and nutrition, child development, and classroom management, just to name a few. This program leads young people on a path to become an accomplished teacher. You will choose what your area of interest might be, early childhood, elementary, or secondary. Observations and internships in public schools and childcare centers are a part of our curriculum. Certiﬁcations: Entry-Level Child Care Training (ELCCT), Master Teacher, Child Development Associate, Infant & Toddler Child Care Provider, Child Care Director, Teacher Assistant, Praxis Para Professional, Education Fundamentals Employment: Child Care Teacher, Children’s Librarian, Teacher Assistant, K-12 Teacher Preparation, Preschool Director, Child Care Aide, Para Professional
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LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice program is ideal for those high school students who thrive on doing something different everyday as well as those students who are able to work equally well on a team or independently. This career major prepares students for fantastic options in the public service arena and practices integrated learning experiences for success in the field of law enforcement and related careers. Program content focuses on discipline, professionalism, ethical behavior in law enforcement and high-performance skills in current basic law enforcement training.
The Firefighter/EMT program will combine firefighter and emergency medical skills training opportunities. Students will train as an Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician. The program is designed for firefighters, industry and first response providers. Students completing the program will be prepared for testing, certification and registration through the Oklahoma State Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician along with American Heart Association Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR certifications, as well as IFSAC certifications for Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter I and Firefighter II.
Certiﬁcations: C.L.E.E.T. Phase I & II Unarmed Security Guard, C.L.E.E.T. Phase II Private Investigator, Law, Public Safety, Security & Corrections Core, Law Enforcement Employment: Law Enforcement Officer, Military, Dispatcher, Jailer, Security Guard, Courtroom Security
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Certiﬁcations: Emergency Medical ResponderHigh School, Emergency Medical TechnicianAdult, BLS Provider First Aid/CPR-American Heart, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter I, Firefighter II
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SHARE Program The SHARE (Sharing Hope and Redefining Education) Program is about helping students open the door to their futures. Students, ages 15 to 20, who have left the educational environment, or are at severe risk of dropping out of school, now have an opportunity to earn their high school diploma. SHARE 1 is for students who have the required number of credits to be a sophomore. SHARE 2 is for students who have the required number of credits to be at least a junior. This unique program combines the academic classroom with specific career training. Students enrolled in the program will attend Pioneer Tech for all of their academic and career course work.
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The program includes • Academic preparation toward a high school credential • Life-skills training • Personal and career counseling • Career training (in career program) Pioneer Technology Center holds a high success rate in helping students receive their diploma. For more information about the SHARE program call 580-718-4281 or your high school counselor.
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WE’RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU! Academic Math & Science PTC offers academic math and science to high school students desiring to earn math or science credits above Algebra I and Biology I. Currently, PTC offers Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and A&P. Courses must be approved for student enrollment by the home school counselor and Board of Education. All courses meet the standards set forth by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency The ABE/HSE program provides adults the opportunity to develop their reading, writing and math skills, and/or to earn a high school diploma. This program supports students in accessing pathways to post-secondary education and training programs, as well as career assessment and planning. The program is open to adult students and 16-17-year-olds who meet specific criteria. Pioneer Technology Center provides a range of student support services to assist students in reaching their goals. PTC is an official High School Equivalency Testing site and has English Language Learner (ELL) as well as Integrated English Literacy Civics Education classes available.
New Beginning The New Beginning program offers new opportunities for Kay, Osage and Noble County residents who receive public assistance and others who meet specific requirements. The program offers supportive services, life skills and job training to parents.
Assessment Center Our Assessment Center provides a full range of assessments including testing to determine classroom readiness for career programs, health and industry certification testing, end of instruction competency testing and HOSA, BPA, and SkillsUSA CTSO testing. Certification testing is available to PTC students as well as the public.
Career Center The Career Center concentrates on helping students improve on appropriate academic
skills. Job readiness, job-seeking skills, and employability soft skills are also reviewed to aid the student in getting a job. This program is made possible by a Carl Perkins Grant.
WorkKeys WorkKeys is a component of the Career Center. It is a job skills assessment system that measures “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. WorkKeys testers earn Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum certificates based on knowledge which has been cross-walked with pre-determined scores needed by the career major they are enrolled in. These skills are valuable for any occupation at any level of education. Students at Pioneer Tech work towards earning a WorkKeys certificate.
Outreach Coordinator PTC’s Outreach Coordinator works with a variety of educational institutions, organizations and businesses to help ensure that services meet the needs of the diverse populations within the district.
Disabilities Specialist/ Placement Facilitator PTC offers support in post-secondary placement opportunities for all students transitioning to the job force, college, military, or postsecondary training. Students with disabilities are provided appropriate support and accommodations in accordance with IEP/504 guidelines. The Disability Specialist/Placement Facilitator represents PTC and coordinates with sending schools, PTC instructors, parents, and DRS in order to ensure students with disabilities meet their full potential.
Career Development Facilitator The Career Development Facilitator works to promote and strengthen sending school partnerships while ensuring students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the educational opportunities and career pathways available. The main focus is assisting district 8th graders to begin developing their ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) in each partner school.
ENROLLMENT Any high school, home school or adult student planning to complete one of our Full-Time programs, also referred to as “career majors”, must complete enrollment procedures with Student Services. Students attending full-time, Monday – Friday, typically finish a career major within two semesters. Students who attend part-time typically finish in four semesters, depending on the length of the career major.
Financial Aid Policies, and Procedures, Consumer Information, as well as many other topics are included in the guide. A paper copy is available upon request from the Financial Aid office.
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Contact Student Services for enrollment options at 580-718-4234. Assessment is required. Assessment scores taken within the last three years are required for enrollment. High School Approval. High school students need to begin the process with your high school counselor for scheduling purposes and assessment scores. Fees: Adult students are required to pay $50.00 in fees ($75.00 for Practical Nursing) to complete enrollment after prerequisites are met.*
* High School diploma required. Contact our ABE/HSE Department for assistance in obtaining your GED/HSE if necessary at 580-718-4319.
Tuition In-district adult rate..............$2.00 per clock hour Out-of-district adult rate......$4.00 per clock hour Out-of-state adult rate..........$8.00 per clock hour Out-of-district high school......... $16,328 per year
Financial Aid Students may be eligible for financial assistance through grants and scholarships. Sources of aid include federal, state, institutional, and Poneer Technology Center Foundation assistance. To apply for federal student aid, students should complete the FAFSA application available online at fafsa.gov. For complete details, call the Pioneer Technology Center Financial Aid Office at 580-718-4228 or visit our website.
Consumer Information For annual Consumer Information go to our website: pioneertech.edu/financial-aid, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Consumer Information Guide. Types of Financial Aid, Guidance, Academics, Transition Services,
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Gainful Employment Gainful Employment disclosures can be found at pioneertech.edu/gainful-employment. A paper copy is available upon request from the Student Services office.
At PTC, we use assessment instruments to assist you with guidance in placement of a career major. We want you to be in a career major where you are successful. ACT or WorkKeys scores from any college or university taken in the last three years will be accepted if they meet our testing guidelines.
Student Organizations Organizations offer students numerous opportunities to enhance their training. These organizations provide leadership and career development opportunities. They also provide area industries with professionals who are qualified, motivated, confident, and competitive. Organizations include: Business Professionals of America (BPA), Educators Rising, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Health Professionals (HOSA), SkillsUSA and ProStart.
College & Career Counseling Pioneer Technology Center’s college connection can put you on a “fast track” toward your success. If you are a high school or adult student in one of our full time daytime career programs/majors, you may be eligible to receive college credit through Northern Oklahoma College; Oklahoma State UniversityIT, Okmulgee; Northwestern OSU or Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS.
Short Term Adult Courses Contact the Adult Training & Development office at (580) 718-4223 or visit pioneertech.edu/ classes.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY SERVICES In today’s competitive marketplace, a highly trained workforce can make a significant impact on profits and efficiency. The Business and Industry Services (BIS) Center has the ﬂexibility to custom tailor training and education to help you or your business maximize these resources. PTC’s network of experts and business coordinators provide a full range of educational and training programs to meet your needs. The Pioneer Tech BIS staff has extensive experience with business and industry, as well as with state and federal programs. You can rely on their expertise to schedule workshops, seminars, and courses to address your specific questions, problems, or programs. Whether your business is large or small, PTC can help solve the problems which may be unique to your operation. Our ﬂexible one-on-one instruction for business executives and customized courses for your employees are just a few of the options that are available at Pioneer Tech! If traditional classroom training isn’t a good fit, we can deliver on-site, customized training programs to your facility.
BIS Beneﬁts • Training customized to fit your company’s needs • Individual employee assessments and training plans • Ongoing, locally – based consulting services • Flexibility in delivery – Your Time, Your Place, Your Way • Long-term commitment • We are your local source for organizational and employee training and development.
Areas of Expertise Agriculture Business Management Bid Assistance Center BIS Coordinator Business Coaching Business Incubator Entrepreneurial Services Industry Training Leadership Development Manufacturing Ext. Agent Safety Training Small Business Management
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