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Pontotoc Technology Center

Pontotoc Technology Center is a public career and technology education center located in Ada, Oklahoma.

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Adult Applications for Full-Time Programs - NOW OPEN!

Is it time for new skills, a new adventure, and a new career? Adult student applications are open! Our full-time programs include Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Cosmetology, Information Technology, and Welding. Other options (with different schedules) include Paramedic and Fire Training.

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Upcoming Short-Term Courses Opportunities

Find other opportunities this month and throughout the Spring and Summer in our Short-Term Courses Catalog!
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Basic Life Support
May 21st | $67

The BLS for Health Care Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen),use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of a FBAO in responsive and unresponsive victims. The course is designed for healthcare providers who care for people both in and out of the hospital.

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Resourceful Thinking
May 23rd | $54

Learn the best practices and techniques for solving problems without stressing. Learn how to break down every situation into manageable objectives and logical steps to obtaining a solution. Learn how to implement and measure the solution. Analyze the situation, make a plan, act on the plan, measure the results, modify the plan if needed.

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School Bus Driving
May 31st | $100

This course covers legal controls, emergency procedure, student behavior management, defensive driving, bus loading, railroad crossing safety, vehicle inspection, emergency evacuation, skill maneuvers, and over –the-road driving. Students must pass CDL test at the Dept. of Public Safety prior to first night of class.

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Puppy Training
June 4th | $125

Learn how to communicate with your dog in a way they understand. These classes offer socialization skills. We focus on overall health and safety. You will learn how to teach your puppy using positive reinforcement. Learn basic commands like sit, down, wait, leave it, and walking on a loose leash. Learn how to stop biting and jumping. These classes are for any puppy 6 months or younger. Please provide us with your shot records from your veterinarian (prerequisite). Maximum enrollment: 8 spots.

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Basic Manners for Dogs
June 4th | $125

Learn how to communicate with your dog in a way they understand. These classes offer basic commands. Learn how to train your dog to sit, stay, down, leave it, wait, heel, and walking on leash. Learn about health and safety for your dog. Positive reinforcement techniques enhance your bond with your dog. Ideal for dogs any age over 6months, these classes are one hour and last for 6 weeks. Maximum enrollment: 8 spots.

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Business Tax Workshop
June 7th | $Free

This workshop offers information on formation, business structures, steps for formation types such as incorporation steps, a step-by-step guide to business registration, bookkeeping techniques, and a line-by-line explanation of the primary business tax forms. The workshop participant will learn the keys to sales tax registration and collection, along with helpful tips on rate tables, reporting formats and exemptions.

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Digital Photography for Beginners | June 10th | $75

The beginners' class will focus on settings and controls for cameras, elements of composition, basic photo editing, and storage and archiving of digital images. Class makes with 3 students.

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Heart Saver First Aid/CPR
June 12th | $67

The Heart Saver First Aid course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until EMS personnel arrive. The course includes first aid, adult, child, infant CPR and AED. Class will make with 4 students. 8 hours.

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June 17th | $400

The OSHA HAZWOPER 40-Hour Course provides training for workers, managers and supervisors working at a hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) sites. OSHA considers training an important component for maintaining job site safety. Workers involved with removing toxic, flammable or corrosive substances, who are likely to be exposed to hazardous substances and site health hazards, must receive 40 hours of off-site HAZWOPER training. This course is intended to meet initial training requirements found in OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120. For more information contact Jay Wood at 580.310.2276 or the Business & Industries Office at 580.310.2248.

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Custom Training for
Business and Industry

When LafargeHolcim needed a custom hydraulics training for their nation-wide team, Pontotoc Technology Center was ready to meet that need. What can PTC Business and Industry Services do for your business? Connect with our coordinators and consultants to find out!

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2018-2019 Students of the Year

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Kaycee Reeves

Health Science
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Mandala Faulkner

Information Technology
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Student Profile: Buddy Pearce

Former PTC Student, Buddy Pearce, followed his dream to the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on the planet. He is deployed six to seven months a year at McMurdo Station, a U.S.-managed scientific research station. He returns to Oklahoma between contracts.

“I absolutely use the skills I acquired at Pontotoc Technology Center every day of my life." - Buddy Pearce

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What People Say About Us

"The training I received at Pontotoc Technology Center provided me with the skills to pass my state board certification."

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Colbi Lawson,
Former Student

“Before I came to school here I had a little experience working on computers and my resume kept getting passed around because I didn’t have any other qualifications. After passing my certifications I had two job interviews within two weeks. PTC has given me several opportunities and the job I have today with RamJack.”

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Colby Shackelford

"I've always had an interest in computers, so I went into Information Technology… Every certification I got here [at Pontotoc Technology Center] basically got my job for me."

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Mesha McNeil
Former Student

"I first became interested in welding when our agricultural class offered it at the end of the year and I was the only girl who actually tried it out. I chose PTC because my older sister did and she had success finding a job."  

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Sierra Brown
Former Student