Full Time Programs at PTC

Full-time programs provide rigorous, progress-based instruction designed for students seeking career and technical training. Students will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications and/or licensure leading to employment and/or additional education preparing for high demand, high skilled, high wage occupations. Most programs meet Monday–Friday from7:55 am– 11:00 am and 12:00 pm –3:05 pm.The exception would be Paramedic and Fire Training Academy which have separate schedules. High school students may attend in the morning or afternoon session. Adults may attend the morning or afternoon session as a half-time student or attend both sessions as a full-time student.

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Our Automotive program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and meets the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard of quality. Students learn automotive brakes, suspension systems, heating and air conditioning systems, automotive electrical systems, engine diagnostics, and the use of advanced diagnostic tools.


This program prepares you to enter the beauty industry as a licensed Cosmetologist. You will study the science of caring for the hair as well as the treatment of the skin and nails. You will practice these skills on clients in our on-campus salon and through our comprehensive curriculum. Cosmetology introduces students to the basic principles of cosmetology sciences and laws and properties of the hair, skin, and nails. Upon completion of your course of study, you will be prepared for the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology licensure exam.

Environmental Biotechnology

This is a two year program designed to provide advanced science preparation for high school students planning on pursuing a college major in a science related field of study. Biotechnology is the physical manipulation of organisms at the molecular level to improve the quality of life. In this high school only program, students will learn foundational scientific knowledge, gain laboratory skills, and participate in authentic research. This college preparatory program develops competencies useful for medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and other science based areas of study.

Fire Training Academy

Are you interested in seeking employment in Fire, EMS, or Dispatching? Our 20 week academy can provide you the basic skills for these careers. You must be 18 years old and have a High School diploma or GED. The academy consists of 785 hours of training and hands on experience.

Health Science

If you want a career in the medical profession, one of our Health Science programs is for you. From learning the basics of patient care to knowing how to use medical and diagnostic equipment, you’ll get to work alongside and support medical professionals in a variety of health care settings while providing quality patient care.

Heavy Equipment

A heavy equipment operator drives and operates heavy equipment used in engineering and construction projects. Typically only skilled workers may operate heavy equipment, and there is specialized training for learning to use heavy equipment.

Information Technology

Interested in career in using computers, then Information Technology may be the career major for you. This program offers choices in everything from computer networking and security to graphic design, and photography/video.


Pontotoc Technology Center partners with Kiamichi Technology Center to collaborate together in offering a Paramedic Program via distance learning at the PTC campus. The Paramedic Program requires students to successfully complete the EMT and Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) prerequisites. The A&P course will be taught by distance education originating from the Kiamichi Technology Center.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nurse program offers full-time classes and clinical experience in preparation for a skilled career. Graduates of the program are eligible to obtain Practical Nurse licensure after successfully completing the National Council of Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. Practical nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in a variety of health related areas. The program is approximately 11 months long with a total of 1463 hours.

Residential HVAC Technician

This program is an introduction to air-conditioning and refrigeration, exploring career opportunities in the HVAC/R industry, personal safety and work practices, and personal protective equipment.  Students will be instructed in the proper handling of pressurized fluids, handling hazardous substances, hand and power tools, and equipment used to test and service air conditioning.


A quickly growing career, the Welding program provides top training to those looking to enter the Welding career path. Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.