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At $8 an hour, it is never too early to get ahead in a career that will pay dividends for years to come. Through the Cooperative Alliance Program, begin to pave your way to success through Oklahoma's CareerTech System and begin earning a workforce degree before graduating high school!

As a high school or adult student involved in the Cooperative Alliance Program, you will get a leg up before entering the competitive workforce. Gain the necessary training and education that prepares you to play an important role in tomorrow's technology-based economy.

Who is eligible?

Students in the 11th- or 12th-grade enrolled in an accredited high school or students who are at least 16 years of age and receiving high school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school may be admitted to a college or university in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education that offers technical associate of applied science (AAS) and certificate programs can enroll in technical courses only.

Students must meet the following standards:

  • Option 1 - ACT: 19
  • Option 2 - ACT PLAN: 15
  • Option 3 - High School GPA: 2.5

(The required ACT score is the composite score without the writing component.)

In addition to meeting the requirements above, students must provide a letter of support from the high school counselor and written permission from a parent or legal guardian. All other concurrent admission policy requirements remain in effect for technical students, including retention standards.

How Do I Enroll?

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Once you've decided taking Cooperative Alliance courses is the right choice for you, it's easy to enroll:

  • Talk to your Cooperative Alliance Coordinator at your local technology center about the Career Major options that most interest you.

  • Talk to your high school or technology center counselor to find out how Cooperative Alliance courses will fit your academic schedule.

Need More Information?

Want to find your coordinator or more information on the Cooperative Alliance Program? Check out the Cooperative Alliance website at

The official policies of the Cooperative Alliance Program are under the State Regents Policy and Procedure Manual, Chapter 3.6 Cooperative Alliances.

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