Gordon Cooper Technology Center
One John C. Bruton Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74802
Projects and Unique Attributes
Gordon Cooper Technology Center's (GCTC) full-time classes serve many adults and high school students from 20 partner school districts. GCTC serves home schooled students plus students from Liberty Academy and Family of Faith private schools. Full-time students have the opportunity to participate in 23 career pathways encompassing 85 career majors. The GCTC staff includes 10 National Board Certified teachers.
Qualifying high school and adult students may receive college credit from Seminole State College and Rose State College while completing training and certification on the GCTC campus. Many full-time students may earn 30 or more college hours toward an associate of applied science degree.
In addition, GCTC supports economic development efforts in our region through an array of business and industry programs such as Bid Assistance, Small Business Development, Manufacturing Alliance, Safety Training, Agriculture Business Development and several others. GCTC also offers services to meet the unique needs of those we serve through programs such as EAGLE for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) clients and as Integrated Math curriculum available for high school math credit to our high school students in most career pathways. Anatomy and physiology credit is available for eligible students.
GCTC also offers a full complement of academic online courses available to all high school students in the district. A total of 17 schools in Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Seminole and Okfuskee counties are partnering with Gordon Cooper Technology Center to expand opportunities for students in their districts through this online education consortium.
The Gordon Cooper Technology Center district covers more than 1,650 square miles in 11 different counties. Secondary students living in the technology center district who attend a public, private, parochial, charter, or home school are eligible to attend tuition free.
District Population and Partner Schools
District population is 115,168 based on 2010 census data. School districts served include Asher, Bethel, Bowlegs, Butner, Chandler, Dale, Earlsboro, Grove, Justice, Macomb, Maud, McLoud, Meeker, New Lima, North Rock Creek, Paden, Pleasant Grove, Prague, Seminole, Shawnee, South Rock Creek, Strother, Tecumseh, Varnum, Wellston, Wewoka and White Rock.