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Career and Technology Education System

Current NSA CNSS Certifications

  • NSTISSI 4011 - June 1, 2008
  • CNSSI 4012 - June 1, 2008
  • CNSSI 4013E - June 1, 2009
  • CNSSI 4014E - June 1, 2009

The Oklahoma Career and Technology Education (CareerTech) System, www.okcareertech.org, provides seamless educational pathways for high school students, adults, and incumbent workers.  The CareerTech System includes 29 technology center districts operating on 57 campuses, 398 comprehen­sive school districts, and 14 skills centers for the incarcerated. In FY 2011, CareerTech enrollments were 503,780; in all, the system served 354,949 adult and business and industry enrollments and 148,831 secondary students.

The CareerTech System prepares Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education, and in life.  A primary goal of Oklahoma's statewide network of technology centers is to provide cost-effective career and technical education.  Technology centers teach high school students and provide adult students and industry employees the opportunity to upgrade existing skills or learn new skills.

Technology centers are accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as documented in Oklahoma Statue 70 O.S. Supp. 2210 § 14-108 and by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education. The Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of public postsecondary vocational education in Oklahoma. The criteria used by the Secretary in designating a state agency as a reliable authority on the quality of public postsecondary vocational education in a state are contained in Part 603 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education prescribes criteria and procedures for the governance of technology center school districts, as provided by Section 9B, Article X, Oklahoma Constitution.  Such districts are operated in accordance with the rules of the State Board of Career and Technology Education.

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education's application for the Center for Information Assurance Education and Training Program (CAE2Y/IAT) for two-year institutions is on behalf of the following Oklahoma Technology Centers: Central Technology Center, Drumright and Sapulpa; Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton; Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater; Mid-America Technology Center, Wayne; and Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa.

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