Whether it’s earning hours towards a HVAC Journeyman apprenticeship, Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, becoming a Certified Medication Aid (CMA) or learning to make sushi from an award winning chef, Tulsa Tech invites all individuals to explore their Part-Time Class Catalog to find the classes that fit their interests.
Although most part-time classes average 30 hours in length, according to Russell Parker, director of Adult Career Development, there are classes available to meet a variety of student schedules.
“The majority of our classes are offered Monday through Thursday, and usually last from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.,” Parker said. “But we also have classes where students receive a certification in a single session of eight hours or less.”
Part-time classes have been a staple of Tulsa Tech since 1965, and since that time, have not only increased, but also evolved to keep pace with today’s workplace training needs and to reflect individual student interests related to current technologies.
“Anyone can propose a class on any subject to be offered through ACD. Once the proposal is received it goes through a research and needs analysis process,” Parker explained. “It all depends on the demand, and meeting workforce needs in the Tulsa Metro Area. We have started residential and commercial electrician classes that are designed to help students enter the workforce as a Journeyman Apprentice while also earning hours that count towards their journeyman’s license. We have also added to our health care offerings to address the needs within in our community.”
Other courses are not just industry-driven, but provide students with more flexibility in completing their individual career objectives. Tulsa Tech offers classes that train students to go into a field they are passionate about either for themselves or in the existing workforce such as floral design, taxidermy, upholstery, just to name a few of the many options available.
All of Tulsa Tech’s part-time classes are taught by certified instructors who have not only worked in industry but also have years of valuable experience.
“It doesn’t matter if the class is related to maintaining your credentials, like Insurance CE, or simply an interest in a new hobby like sewing, our instructors have a professional background with experience related to each subject,” Parker said.
Anyone interested in how Tulsa Tech can further their interests or future goals is encouraged to explore the opportunities part-time classes can provide. From Education and Creative Arts to healthcare certification and manufacturing, subjects are available to interest just about anyone. Each of the classes are designed with students in mind.
Make this the year that you earn an industry recognized credential, upgrade your skills, or learn something new just for the fun of it! Explore and find new classes here.