The History of Central Tech
On July 20, 1967, the first meeting of the Central Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education was held. That board hired the first Superintendent for the new school district, John H. Hopper, on November 13, 1967.
In August of 1968, citizens of the Central Vo-Tech school district approved a $935,000 bond issue for construction and equipping the original building in Drumright. The first classes were held on the new campus on August 22, 1970. In the meantime, classes in Practical Nursing were conducted in a rented school building in Drumright.
A second campus was developed in Sapulpa in 1978 in a former discount retail center on the city’s south side. Growth continued in Drumright as an adult training facility was built in 1973, a driving range for Truck Driver Training was developed in 1974, and a 30,000 sq. ft. Trade and Industrial Education building was built in 1977. A graphics communications building opened in 1979, an administrative and high technology addition was made to the original structure in 1983, a 4,608 sq. ft. addition made to the north end of the main building in 1988 and a telecommunications wing was added in 2001.
Placement for students entering the workforce or continuing their education
Placement of working graduates employed in job related to career major
of Advisory Committee Members rate quality of instruction/curriculum as excellent or above average
of advisory Committee Members rate quality of graduates as excellent or above average
Board of Education Meeting Dates
|January 15||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|February 13||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|March 13||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|April 16||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|May 8||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|June 12||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Sapulpa Campus - Business & Industry Services Board Room|
|July 10||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|August 14||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|September 11||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|October 9||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Sapulpa Campus - Business & Industry Services Board Room|
|November 13||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
|December 11||5:00pm||Central Tech Center - Drumright Campus - Board Room|
Joe Naifeh | President
Dr. Richard Pitts | Vice President
Eddie Walker | Member
Dave Roberts | Member
Rodger Floyd | Member
Lori Toland | Appointed Clerk
Ron Dyer | Superintendent
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, religious creed, national origin, age, sex/gender, disability or veteran status in any of its policies, practices or procedures. These equal opportunity provisions include, but are not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. Central Tech offers career and technical training under the national career cluster framework. Admission is open to interested students. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to Kent Burris, Assistant Superintendent, the designated compliance coordinator, at 918-352-2551, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.