Kiamichi Technology Center
 

 

DURANT, OK
 
 
HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULT PROGRAMS
 
Early Care and Education is designed to assist those who wish to either enter the workforce as a Teacher Assistant, Master Teacher, Infant and Toddler Specialist, or an Education Director. These occupations can be found in day care facilities, head start programs, and early care programs in elementary schools. This program can also prepare students who are planning on attending college to become an elementary teacher. There are 12 hours of college credit available to students in this program.
 
Culinary Arts is designed to assist those who wish to enter the workforce as a culinary arts assistant, restaurant & food/beverage service management assistant, baker assistant, culinary arts management assistant, banquet caterer, or culinary coordinator. These occupations can be found in restaurants, resorts, hotels, and almost any institution where food is available. This program also prepares student to attend more formal culinary arts programs. There are 12 hours of college credit available to students in this program.
 
Business Administration and Information Technology encompasses careers that plan, organize, direct and evaluate business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. These courses are related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Career majors available in this program include Administrative Assistant, Legal Office Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Insurance Coder, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk, Full-Charge Bookkeeper, Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer, Graphic Design Specialist, Entry Level Web Designer, and Web Designer. An Associate of Applied Science Degree from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is available in this program.
 
Computer and Networking Technology this program offers several national certifications. A+ Certification means that a person possesses the knowledge and skills essential to become a successful computer technician.  Network+ means that a person possesses skills to be a network technician. This course also offers Home Technology Integration which is the troubleshooting of several interconnected subsystems within the home, including audio/video, computer networking, security and surveillance, HVAC, lighting management, water controls, access controls, and telecommunications. This class contains a Cisco Networking Academy. This is a comprehensive course that teaches students and in-transition workers to design, build and maintain computer networks. Career majors offered in this program are PC Support Technician, Network PC Support Specialist, Desktop Support Technician, Enterprise Network Associate, Enterprise Network Professional, Home Technology Integrator, Network Systems Engineer, Network Systems Specialist, and Network Systems Technician. There are 16 hours of college credit available to students in this program.
 
Welding Technology is a course of study that will consist of these basic welding techniques: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel Cutting, and Plasma Arc Cutting. Students will weld on carbon and stainless steels, along with aluminum. Math and blueprint reading related to welding was well as inspections of welds will be presented. Career Majors available in this program include: Construction Welder, SMAW Structural Welder, FCAW Structural Welder, FCAW Pipe Welder, GMAW Pipe Welder, SMAW Pipe Welder, GTAW Pipe Welder, GTAW Structural Welder, Cutting Processes Technician, and Welding & Metal Fabricator. There are 32 hours of college credit available to students in this program
 
Automotive Service Technology is designed to give prospective Automotive Technicians practical experiences necessary for success in the auto repair industry. Areas of instruction will include brakes, steering and suspension, heating and air conditioning, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and engine repair. Also included is the use of computer diagnostic equipment, brake repair equipment, alignment equipment and basic hand and air tools. Career Majors available in this program include: Automotive Drivability Technician, Automotive Air Conditioning Technician, Automotive Alignment Technician, Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician, Automotive Parts Specialist, and Automotive Preventative Maintenance Technician.   There are 32 hours of college credit available in this program.
 
New for the 2013-2014 School Year!
Health Careers Certification program provides students the opportunity to begin or continue their health career in the growing field of medicine. Kiamichi Technology Center’s performance based program is designed to help you acquire the skills needed to gain employment in a specialized area. Students will experience a wide range of health careers through practical lab experiences. They will use medical equipment and technology to improve the healthcare of others. Students will develop a professional work ethic, medical skills, and patient/client care and confidentiality. Students will be enrolled in a career major in which they will show a reasonable opportunity to achieve success based on KeyTrain or PLAN scores. Possible Career Majors include, but are not limited to: Pharmacy Technician, Basic Medical Assisting, Home Health Care Nursing Aide, Medical Assisting, Nurse Assisting, Veterinary Assistant, and Phlebotomist.
 
ADULT ONLY PROGRAMS
 
Practical Nursing Program will prepare students to work as a highly skilled member of the healthcare team. Upon successfully writing the licensure exam students will work under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed physician to provide nursing care. Employment Opportunities include: hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, private duty, home health, and military. Applicants must pass an admissions process to be chosen for this program.
 
Emergency Medical Technician Program allows students many opportunities to work in the health care field. These include: Ambulance Services, Fire Departments, Hospital Emergency Departments, Clinics, Industrial EMS, including off-shore, and medical flight services.  
 
Technical and Vocational Schools often have specific starting dates for programs, and for many areas admissions is competitive and available only once a year. If you choose to go into nursing or radiology, for example, you may have to wait until spring to apply. If accepted, you might not start until the following August.

COOPERATIVE ALLIANCES   College credit is also available for high school students and adults who want a technical education. Through a partnership between Oklahoma CareerTech and the Oklahoma State Regents, students in certain programs can earn an AAS Degree (Associate in Applied Science).   No college tuition is charged high school students for enrolling in courses taught by the technology center. An academic service fee of $8 per credit hour will be charged to cover the costs of services delivered by the college or university. Check with Mrs. Parker and Kiamichi Technology Center for details.