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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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Partners in Progress!

The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training thousands of workers through CareerTech programs recently at the annual Partners for Progress awards in Oklahoma City. From the left, OKACTE Executive Director Skye McNeil, Oklahoma Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen, State Rep. Ronny Johns, Lafarge Holcim administrative assistant Diann Wilson, Lafarge Holcim Ada plant manager Mike Langan, PTC industrial coordinator Jim Lawson, PTC BIS director Jenny Cypert and PTC Superintendent David Lassiter.

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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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EMR Refresher Course
June 24th | $100

This course is designed to provide the First Responder at the scene of a medical emergency the necessary knowledge and skills to manage patient care until the arrival of ambulance personnel. This course is for individuals, who are currently First Responders, needing to refresh to maintain certification. This course meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. For more information contact Jay Wood at 580.310.2276 or the Business & Industries Office 580.310.2248.

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Phase IV Armed Security Guard | July 9th | $142

Prerequisite: Age 21+, successful completion of Phase I & II and MMPI test. Requirement: Furnish own weapon (.38 or larger revolver or 9mm or larger semiautomatic); duty style holster and belt, two magazines or speed loaders are also required – 100% attendance is required. Choose to qualify on either a revolver or semi-automatic pistol to fulfill the CLEET armed security guard license. Students desiring qualifications on both weapons must take the class twice. Prerequisite: Phase I & II and MMPI test. Required supplies: 400 rounds of ammunition, holster, belt and extra ammunition carrier during class. Firearm will be inspected. Range times will be during the day. Minimum 6 students.

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Business Tax Workshop
July 12th | $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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Advanced Photography
July 15th | $75

The intermediate/advanced course will delve into aspects of action photography, recognizing and controlling light, and fine tuning composition. Beginning photography is a prerequisite for intermediate/advanced. Students need to bring their cameras to class, and will be asked to go on short hikes at the Technology Center, and must be willing to photograph each other and be photographed. Class makes with 3 students.

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HAZWOPER Refresher
July 17th | $100

The OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher is intended for workers who need to refresh an existing 40-hour HAZWOPER certification. For more information contact Jay Wood at 580.310.2276 or the Business & Industries Office 580.310.2248.

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Stress Management
July 29th | $54

We are more conscious of our health today than ever before. We are living longer and better because we are eating healthier and exercising more regularly. But what about stress? Stress is a normal part of everyday life, and our picture of our overall health would not be complete without some consideration of how stress affects our emotional (and physical) health. This class will focus on how to find a level of stress that is not only manageable but useful for you and how to avoid stress beyond that level. Learn the basics of good emotional health, how to improve your self-image and become more self-aware, and how your emotional health ties in to your physical health.

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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