Central Technology Center (CTC) serves other 27,000 students in the rural setting of Drumright, Oklahoma. Students will benefit from a faculty ratio of 9:1 and can choose from a variety of certificate and career education programs in fields such as nursing and technology. The college partners with several other institutions in the area to provide career and technical education programs. Central Technology Center was established in 1967 and also has a campus in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Central Technology Center is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Central Technology Center is part of the Oklahoma CareerTech family of colleges.
The Health Care Certifications (HCC) program at Central Technology Center offers both a Practical Nursing Program and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program. The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
Central Technology Center Nursing Certificate Programs
Practical Nursing Certificate
Earning a practical nursing certificate is the first step in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The program prepares students to enter the nursing profession through 5 levels beginning with classroom instruction and ending with clinical practicum experiences. Students in the LPN program also have the opportunity to give back to the community and earn clinical nursing experience by participating in local community events. LPN students have assisted with basic first-aid and health care settings in schools and community events. Graduates of the full-time LPN program have pointed to job security as a key factor in their education. Several groups of past LPN students have experienced a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. LPN students will benefit from practicing with lifelike mannequins that simulate childbirth and other human functions. Admission requirements to the LPN program include the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and a minimum GPA of 2.0. The LPN program lasts approximately 12-18 months.
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA Long-term Care, Home Health) Programs
The CNA program prepares students in basic health care topics such as managing fluids, nutrition, basic illnesses and treatments. Graduates of the program will also receive a certificate as a Home Health Care Aide and receive specialized training in CPR. Graduates of Central Technology Center’s dual CNA/Home Health certificate program will be a more competitive CNA because of their additional qualifications. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a CNA certification and are eligible to take the Oklahoma certification exam to become a CNA as well as become listed on the list of certified CNAs in Oklahoma.
Financial Aid and Scholarships at Central Technology Center
A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to students at Central Technology Center. Scholarships are based on financial need and can help students in a variety of situations including child care, transportation and obtaining eye glasses. In addition, federal financial aid programs, including work study are available to students who qualify. Students in the armed forces (such as the Oklahoma National Guard) may be eligible for a tuition waiver.