Central Tech’s Surgical Technology program graduated twelve students in ceremonies Monday, July 10, 2017 on the Drumright campus. Last year’s graduates earned a 100% pass rate on their certification test from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). This accomplishment distinguishes the Central Tech Surg Tech program as one of the top schools in the state of Oklahoma.
Graduating students include Chris Mays of Bristow, Matt Suttle of Prague, Griffin Gosney of Stillwater, Samantha Yarber of Ralston, Chelsey Hurst of Drumright, Brianna Favalora of Oilton, Courtney Oliver of Perkins, Kayla Beckham of Bristow, Stacy Raffety of Stillwater, Brooke Jordan of Davenport, Kelsey Beckham of Bristow, and Alexia Geer of Stillwater.
Students in the Surgical Technology program graduate with knowledge and skills needed to function as a member of the surgical team, deliver patient care, and assume appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Central Tech students’ average starting salary is $17.10 an hour with the ability to increase as they gain experience. Congratulations to all our students! To learn more about Central Tech’s Surg Tech program or other classes, please visit our website at CentralTech.Edu or call 918-352-2551.
The 2017 Practical Nursing summer graduating class was presented with nursing pins in a ceremony held at Central Tech in Drumright on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Nine students received class pins during the pinning presentation. The class includes Shelbey Lyon of Chandler, James Meyerring of Oilton, Raegan Earp of Cushing, Whitney Cooper of Sapulpa, Chelsea Baugus of Cushing, Danielle Smith of Stroud, Rebecca Gordon of Yale, Jessica Roe of Cushing, and Regina Howell of Depew.
The Central Tech Practical Nursing (PN) program is open to adults and offered on both the Drumright and Sapulpa campuses. Students learn how to administer medications and treatments as prescribed under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. Curriculum is comprised of 1463 clock hours with 656 of those hours spent in clinical settings. The PN program is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
For more than five years, students graduating from the Central Tech PN program have achieved at least a 98.5 percent pass rate on their NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination) exams. According to reports, the state average is 91 percent and the national average is 82 percent.
“Our NCLEX scores reflect both the nursing department’s dedication to helping make students successful and the student’s determination to succeed,” said Curtis Baker, R.N., Ph.D., practical nursing coordinator.
Central Tech is now accepting applications for the November 2, 2017 class on the Drumright campus. Applications are due by September 8, 2017. For more information about Central Tech Practical Nursing, please visit CentralTech.Edu or call Drumright 918.352.2551 or Sapulpa 918.224.9300Read More
Central Tech hosted the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) Recognition Ceremony, May 10, 2017. The ceremony recognized students in the 2016-17 class and welcomed the incoming 2017-18 class.
Students attending the OSSM Regional Center at Central Tech’s Drumright campus have the opportunity to receive the same rigorous curriculum as OSSM main campus students, while retaining the freedom to live at home and stay involved in regular high school activities.
The mission of the OSSM is to foster the educational development of Oklahoma high school students who are talented in science and mathematics, and show promise of exceptional development emphasizing instruction in both. For more information, visit CentralTech.Edu.
Central Tech inducted 162 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during ceremonies in April and May at both the Drumright and Sapulpa campuses. This year Central Tech is delighted to have two recipients of the prestigious Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Nathaniel Adamson of Sapulpa and Elizabeth Meridith of Mannford were two of 225 outstanding NTHS members chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarship.
The Jon H. Poteat scholarship, named in honor and memory of the co-founder of the Society, is awarded annually to NTHS members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of the National Technical Honor Society – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership. Congratulations to Nathaniel Adamson for this prestigious award.
NTHS.org explains the purpose and benefits of being part of this elite group: “The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top career and technical education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. NTHS strives to bring well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities, and career opportunities to students who excel in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields as their profession.”
Central Tech is proud to have so many students eligible to be included in the school’s chapter. Congratulations to all the inductees!
Central Tech is committed to uniting employers with skilled employees to build a better workforce. The upcoming job fair hosted on the Sapulpa campus Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is set to showcase more than fifty companies representing thirteen-hundred job openings. The job fair is open to the public and includes a variety of employers from several industries.
Requests from Central Tech’s job fair on the Drumright campus last year sparked the need to expand to both campuses for 2017. Drumright campus kicked off the first fair on April 7, and produced nearly fifty employers and more than five hundred job openings. Hundreds of students, along with members of the community, attended to learn about and apply for new career opportunities.