The Caddo Kiowa Technology Center was founded in 1968. Although 30 years ago it started with 11 programs and 200 students, it has grown so much that today, they have almost doubled their programs, tripled their staff and quadrupled the amount of students and building space. Caddo Kiowa is located in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma and serves 14 school districts of this state.
Oklahomans can testify how this institution, since its beginning, has been considered to be one of the very first training centers and has always been a pioneer with regards to quality of service and technology. Moreover, the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is accredited by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
Some of the main concerns of Caddo Kiowa Technology Center are to educate and train a superior work force and to instruct, not only high-school students, but also adults. For this matter, it provides an important range of benefits and services that go from childcare and free transportation to customized industry training and economic development.
Financial aid is available for those people who really require it. They offer various ways to support their students financially. Examples of this are the Federal and State Assistance Program, the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, the Federal Work Study Program, the Otha Grimes Scholarship and other additional assistance. All of them have different aspects and attributes.
High-school students can attend the Center for free for three hours a day (in the morning or in the afternoon). The requirements for these students are: being currently enrolled in a high-school program served by the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center and being classified as a high-school junior or senior at the time classes begin, and completing the Application Form. Once it is ready, it should be taken to the enrollment office at the Center.
On the other hand, adult students must complete the application form, take it, once filled-out, to the enrollment office at the Center, and finally, visit a counselor to complete the enrollment process.
Heath Careers cover the following health care areas: Nurse Aides, Home Health and Medication aide, Physical/Occupational Therapy Technician, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician and Sports Medicine (for High School Students). The duration may vary from 525 to 1050 hours. They contemplate the following certificate areas: Occupational Therapy Aid, Certified Medication Aide, Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Home Health Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Physical Therapist Aide and Student Athletic Trainer.
In addition, employment opportunities such as working in Home Health Care agencies, medical clinics, hospitals, laboratories, nursing homes, hospice facilities, rehabilitation centers, Physical Therapy clinics and blood banks are an obtainable alternative.
Caddo Kiowa also gives the opportunity of having access to college credit courses with Redlands Community College, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Western Oklahoma State College. This is organized through cooperative agreements; in other words, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have to consent.