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Welcome to CareerTech State Agency Divisions Area

Overview and general information concerning the state CareerTech agency divisions and the services they provide to Oklahomans.

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Accreditation

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is the accrediting agency for technology centers.

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Administration

The Administration Division, comprised of the State Director and all members of Senior Staff, is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the department. As a part of the Administration Division, the state director is also a non-voting, ex officio member of the State Board of Career and Technology Education.

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Adult Career Development

The Adult Career Development Division provides leadership and resources that increase access to quality training programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Career development, continuing education, certification, and personal enrichment classes are available through Adult Career Development offerings at technology centers across the state. See what ACD offers you.

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Agricultural Education

The Agricultural Education Division administers Agricultural Education offerings in 353 high schools. These programs prepare students for careers in production agriculture, agribusiness, and other emerging agricultural-related occupations. The CareerTech student organization affiliated with Agricultural Education is FFA.

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Business and Industry Services

The Business and Industry Development Division provides support and leadership necessary to position career and technology education as a total training resource for Oklahoma's businesses and industries.

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Business and Information Technology Education

The Business and Information Technology Education Division administers Business Education offerings in technology centers and comprehensive high schools. Products and services are provided to promote the development of a comprehensive delivery system that is customer-focused and client-based. Through Business Professionals of America (BPA), the CareerTech student organization affiliated with BITE, students gain necessary skills to compete in the marketplace by accepting the responsibility of success and the challenge of learning.

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Career and Academic Connections

The Career and Academic Connections Division creates and distributes career development products, offers quality professional development training, and provides technical assistance and leadership for career and academic development.

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Communications and Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Division provides internal and external communications services to promote Oklahoma's career and technology education through the Web, print, and broadcast media.

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Creative Services

The Creative Services division designs and produces computerized and hand-illustrated, camera-ready art for the many printed products produced by the state CareerTech agency.

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Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center (CIMC)

CIMC develops quality, competency-based instructional products and services for career and technology education. High quality, industry-endorsed curriculum and related instructional materials are essential to quality occupational education programs in Oklahoma and the nation.

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education students are prepared to make informed decisions about consumer education, financial literacy, nutrition and wellness, relationships, housing and textiles.

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Federal Legislation Assistance

The Federal Legislation Assistance Division is responsible for Carl D. Perkins Federal funding, Tech Prep, TANF, and Civil Rights reviews.

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Finance

The Finance Division provides budgeting, accounting, and reporting responsibilities for the agency in accordance with State and Federal requirements.

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High Schools That Work

High Schools That Work provides a framework through 10 Key Educational Practices for accelerating learning and setting higher standards for students to prosper in the new world economy. This initiative is the oldest, largest and fastest growing effort of the Southern Regional Education Board's seven school-improvement initiatives.

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Health Careers Education

Provides leadership to health education teachers across the state. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is the Student organization.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources division coordinates hiring and orientation activities, provides professional growth opportunities and specific training programs to staff members, and maintains the compensation, benefits, and performance review systems.

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Information Commons

The Information Commons connects you to resources for your professional development, training, and classroom needs. You can search our free lending library online, review our bibliographies and acquisitions, and access current articles through our EbscoHost services. The Information Commons offers a collection of video, multimedia and print resources for loan in the areas of career and technology education techniques and curriculum, teaching methods and learning styles, technology in education, life skills, business management and leadership, school reform initiatives, and much more.

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Information Management Division

The Information Management Division (IMD) is the primary steward for the collection and processing of student enrollment, completion, and placement data. We strive to improve our responsiveness to data and information requests. IMD engages in the dissemination of selected data and information to our customers.

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Innovative Programs, Research and Development

Welcome to the home page of Innovative Services, Research and Development. Innovative Programs, Research and Development is an integral part of the Innovative Initiatives and Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Career and Support Services Area. We conduct and assist research activities that address local, state, and national initiatives in career and technology education that lead to improved learning, economic and life opportunities for Oklahoma citizens.

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Marketing Education

Supports programs in technology centers and high schools offering instruction in Marketing Management, Fashion Merchandising, International Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Law Enforcement. An integral part of the program is the student organization, (DECA).

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Print Plant

Provides printed material, print estimates and technical assistance in pre-press production. Jobs included are brochures, pamphlets, curriculum manuals and other commercial work.

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Professional Development

Implements a comprehensive statewide staff development program for career and technology educators and our partners. Energies are focused on coordinating professional development activities, implementing teacher induction/mentoring programs, developing teacher recruitment/retention programs, working with agency divisions on curriculum in services, providing workshops for teachers seeking National Board Certification, collaborating with higher education, initiating leadership activities, coordination of special projects and providing ODCTE conference coordination.

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Program Management Office (PMO)

The PMO staff provides project management services, conference coordination activities along with meeting planning services including the annual Oklahoma Career Tech Summer Conference and Expo.

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Purchasing

The Purchasing Division administers and provides logistical support to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education so that they can better serve individuals, schools, business and industry, and other governmental entities. Our goal is to obtain the maximum value for every dollar spent while complying with governing policies of the State and this Agency.

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Regional Administrators

The Regional Administrators serve as a liaison between superintendents of local education agencies, local communities, and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Oklahoma is divided into four regional administrator districts.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

The STEM division provides leadership to STEM educators across the state and supports programs provided in comprehensive schools and technology centers. STEM programs provide hands-on and problem-based curriculum that allows students to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Skills Centers

CareerTech Skills Centers operates occupational training programs and related services for incarcerated adults and for juveniles in detention centers. Academic education, occupational training, and life skills are integrated into one delivery system.

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Service Center

We support the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) divisions and staff by providing them with the use of audio visual equipment and a warehouse storage facility for vital records and excess equipment. The Service Center is also responsible for inventory control of state equipment along with the transportation of conference materials and state equipment for the entire ODCTE system.

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Systems Design and Computer Services

The Division provides design and implementation of Information Systems, Training, and Technical Assistance to individual Users and Divisions in the application of computer technology to assist the Department to meet its stated Goals and Objectives.

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Technology Center Services

Serves as the communication link between technology center school administrators and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

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Technology Engineering

Technology Engineering and Tech Connect courses are designed for students in 6th - 10th grade to explore a variety of pathways that lead to future educational and career choices. Technology Engineering resources are located in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics division and Career Cluster.

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Testing

Implements a valid system to measure occupational competencies of students and industry workers, to meet the evolving certification needs of Oklahoma and selected national groups.

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Trade and Industrial Education

Trade and Industrial Education combines academics, theory and hands-on training to propel students toward mastery in a selected career. SkillsUSA is the T&I affiliated CareerTech student organization that prepares students for leadership in the world of work.

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