Our History

50+ Years of Truck Driver Excellence

In 1969, the Central Tech Board of Education and Administration set out to develop a quality truck driver training program.

Central Tech felt it should be the mission of at least one technology center in Oklahoma to focus part of its efforts and resources toward serving one of the state’s largest industries – the trucking industry.

The Central Tech Truck Driver Training program utilizes classroom instruction, range, and road driving, as well as, practical application of skills used in highway driving.

Quality Training at Affordable Prices

In 1988, legislative leaders devised a way to upgrade and fund the expansion of the Truck Driver Training Program at Drumright. They were determined to make it “second-to-none” in the nation.

Central Tech continues to upgrade equipment, provide quality instruction, and expand facilities. The latest addition to the on-campus driving range was added in 2018.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

“After 12 years of constant training in the service, this course was by far the best I ever attended. I came in with zero knowledge and excelled through all of the sections. Anytime I had questions or was behind on figuring out a maneuver, there would be an instructor to help one on one.”

Kenneth E., Stillwater, OK

“Thanks to Central Tech I can earn a living to provide for my family. Although I broke a drive-shaft the first day in a truck the school was understanding and continued to work with me and helped me obtain all skills to drive a truck. The best instructors and program in the state and very thankful for the opportunity. God Bless Central Tech and the instructors, as well as the office personnel.”

Bobby D., Moore, OK


The North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) provides certification for a wide variety of transportation-related professions. Central Tech Truck Driver Training’s staff of instructors consists of NATMI-certified Commercial Driver Trainers.

Central Tech has the only truck driver training program approved by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) for training statewide.

Central Tech is also a member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS), a network of public truck driving schools across the nation.

Specialized Training

We offer customized training for trucking companies based upon their specialized needs. These programs can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Driver Evaluations 
  • Hours of Service  
  • Pre-Trip Inspection 
  • Refresher Course 
  • Simulator
  • Train-the-Trainer 

Training for experienced drivers can be modified to meet the training needs.

Nondiscrimination Notice

Central Technology Center, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in any of its policies, practices or procedures. These equal opportunity provisions include, but are not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, educational services, treatments, or access to programs or activities. Students are admitted to programs based on their interests, indicators of ability to succeed in their chosen occupation, aptitude and prior performance in school and work. Other factors may be considered that affect the student’s ability to fully participate or complete a program or to obtain professional credentials at the program’s conclusion. Career training is organized through the National Career Clusters Framework and is offered in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education & Training; Energy & Power; Health Science; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to:

  • Title VII coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Drumright campus is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Sapulpa Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • Section 504 coordinator for Drumright campus is Shane Bruce, Campus Director, 918.352.2551
  • Section 504 coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • ADA coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Compliance coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551

Central Technology Center
3 CT Circle
Drumright, OK, 74030