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Today’s businesses and industries require a workforce with specialized skills. And while technology centers provide excellent training for in-demand jobs, one key fact remains:

Those employees with an education beyond technical school are more likely to be productive employees with stable careers.

 

The Cooperative Alliance program is a practical and affordable way for your employees to earn college credit now and a degree tomorrow from an Oklahoma college or university.

The Cooperative Alliance program allows high school and adult students the opportunity to earn college credit while attending one of Oklahoma’s 29 career technology centers.

Courses taken at the tech centers count toward an Associate in Applied Science degree. Your employees become real college students, earning real college credit toward a real college degree.

An Associate in Applied Science degree is a two-year degree. The A.A.S. degree is designed for students who are pursuing a specific career path, including occupations like healthcare, aerospace, computers, electronics, energy and more.

Because of the technical and general courses in the curriculum, graduates with an A.A.S. degree provide a great benefit to employers. They come to work with up-to-date skills and the ability to think critically and communicate well.

This reduces the need and expense for on-the-job training. Your employees will have the skills you want, value and need.

To enroll in the program, students must be a high school junior or senior or if home-schooled must be at least 16 years old. They are required to have a GPA of at least 2.4, a PLAN score of 15 or an ACT score of 19. Adult students are required to have a high school diploma or a GED.

 

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