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For more information about Gordon Cooper Technology Center and past news, contact Tracy Farley at (405) 273-7493 ext 2313.

At Gordon Cooper Technology Center you can get involved and make new friends! Participate in student organizations and national competitions.

Look Forward to School!

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something you enjoy!

Look Forward to School!

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something you enjoy.

Blue Zones Cooking Classes

In keeping with the goal of encouraging Shawnee area people to adopt a healthier lifestyle, Gordon Cooper Technology Center is offering four Blue Zones Project inspired cooking classes.

Business & Career Services

GCTC Business and Career Services is staffed by professional consultants with expertise in agribusiness, government contracting, management development, manufacturing, technology, and safety.

Learning Pathways

GCTC offers adult learners pathways to upgrade personal work skill sets and/or pathways to career change.

Community Builders

Gordon Cooper Technology Center graduates are community builders who typically live and work in the district after graduation.

Great Option!

GCTC is a great education option for high school and adult learners who are college or career bound or both.

Na-Cho Day!

Friday was Na-Cho Average Technology Center Day! Students chowed down on some nachos in the break area to get the school year off to a delicious start!

Powering Oklahoma's Economy

$3.5 billion - That's the net benefit Oklahoma CareerTech graduates add to the state's economy.

Watch the Mailbox

Watch for the Fall 2017 GCTC course catalog in your mailbox this week. Upgrade your skills so Your Future Starts Now!

Community Builders

GCTC graduates are community builders who typically live and work in the district after completing school.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Email Disruption

The Gordon Cooper Technology Center email system was recently compromised by a malicious cyber intrusion. As a result, some outgoing school emails are being rejected by filters on outside email systems. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Shoes Tell a Lot About a Person

Shoes tell a lot about a person, especially when the shoes are a one-of-a-kind work of art. Gordon Cooper Technology Center Graphic Design student Jeffrey Morehead of Prague uses an airbrush, brushes, paint pens and special paints to bring colorful scenes to life on canvas shoes.

Lighting Up the National Stage

GCTC students lit up the national stage at both SkillsUSA and HOSA national competitions!

LPN Commencement

Commencement exercises, capping and pinning for the GCTC Practical Nursing daytime class were held Thursday, June 29 at the GCTC main campus seminar center.

Gates closed

The morning of Saturday, June 24, 2017 the GCTC Main Campus will be closed. The gates will be locked and no vehicles will be able to enter the campus from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Shawnee Fire Department will be using the main campus to conduct testing and training during this time.

Skills USA National Competition

Good luck to the 14 GCTC students who are representing our school this week in national SkillsUSA competition!

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Develop Expertise!

Work individually and in teams to develop the expertise, confidence, and skills for today's top careers.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Graduation 2017

This year's Gordon Cooper Technology Center graduation ceremony was held Tuesday, May 23 at Firelake Arena. A nice ceremony was held for the 325 GCTC grads of 2017.

Successful Signing Day

New students and their families, GCTC graduates, community leaders and local business people came together for a fun-filled letter-of-intent signing day the evening of Thursday, April 27.
The ceremonies mirrored the NCAA's National Signing Day for athletes.

SkillsUSA Medals

GCTC SkillsUSA members added more bling to our stash of medals – 14 Gold, 19 Silver and 2 Bronze in state SkillsUSA competition at Tulsa recently.

Signing Day Event A Success

New students and their families, GCTC graduates, community leaders and local business people came together for a fun-filled letter-of-intent signing day the evening of Thursday, April 27.
The ceremonies mirrored the NCAA's National Signing Day for athletes.

SkillsUSA Competition

GCTC SkillsUSA members added more bling to our stash of medals – 14 Gold, 19 Silver and 2 Bronze in state SkillsUSA competition at Tulsa last weekend.

SIGNING DAY

New students and their families, GCTC graduates, community leaders and local business people are coming together for a fun-filled letter-of-intent signing day. Signing Day at the Shawnee Campus is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
The ceremonies mirror the NCAA's National Signing Day for athletes. #gctcsigningday

Look Forward to School

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something you enjoy!

Education Leads to Better Life

Three students in the Gordon Cooper Technology Center/Seminole State College Medical Laboratory Technology program earned scholarships to help them upgrade their career skills and increase their earning potential.

Rocket Man Run a success

Many thanks to all of the sponsors, organizers, volunteers, and runners who made this year's Rocket Man Run a great success. Proceeds benefit GCTC students in need through the school foundation.

Robotics Team Finishes Strong

The GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy FIRST Robotics team 2341 Sprockets completed a great season Saturday, March 25. The team placed third at regional competition. Many thanks to our wonderful mentors and a great group of staff and students!

Register for the Rocket Man Run

You can follow this link to register now for the 2017 Rocket Man Run! The Rocket Man Run is Saturday, April 1, 2017 starting at MacArthur and Airport Drive.

Rocket Man Run 2017

Follow this link to register for the 2017 Rocket Man Run. The Rocket Man 5K and 1 mile fun run is Saturday, April 1 at the GCTC Aviation Maintenance Campus at Shawnee Airport. Proceeds from the run benefit GCTC students through the Gordon Cooper Education Foundation.

Register Now for Rocket Man 2017

You can register now for the 2017 Rocket Man Run! The Rocket Man Run is Saturday, April 1, 2017 starting at MacArthur and Airport Drive.
Follow this link for online registration.

Evening Classes Schedule

Check out these upcoming short-term, evening classes available at GCTC!

Founding Board President Remembered

We are remembering the life and work of GCTC's founding school board president William A. Weaver. Bill Weaver died Feb. 25 at age 93. Mr. Weaver served on our board 18 years. He was inducted into the Gordon Cooper Hall of Fame in 2005. Bill's son, Bob Weaver, serves on the GCTC Education Foundation Board of Directors. Services for Bill Weaver were held Wednesday, March 1 at Walker Funeral Home. Please keep the Weaver family in your thoughts and prayers.

STEM Interest Started Early

When all the other girls came to Kindergarten dress up day wearing princess crowns, Brittany Keene made her entrance wearing a white laboratory coat, gloves and a mask.

Aerospace Means Business in OK

GCTC Aviation Maintenance Coordinator Ron Davis is featured on the Oklahoma Horizon TV show this week that will debut at 3 p.m. Sunday on OETA Channel 13. Follow this link to watch two aviation segments.

STEM Interest Started Early

When all the other girls came to Kindergarten dress up day wearing princess crowns, Brittany Keene made her entrance wearing a white laboratory coat, gloves and a mask.

Learning with Purpose

GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy student Jackie Fuller believes STEM studies can prepare her to make a positive difference in our world.

World-class Workforce

Oklahoma CareerTech is celebrating CareerTech Education Month by continuing to focus on developing a world-class workforce in Oklahoma.

New Safety & Industrial Training facility

Gordon Cooper Technology Center recently opened its new Safety and Industrial Training Center for area businesses.

Be Ready to Excel!

Work individually and in teams to develop the expertise, confidence, and skills for today's top careers.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Robotics teaches engineering skills

FIRST Tech Challenge is about building robots and so much more!

Robotics more than building machines

FIRST Tech Challenge is about building robots and so much more!

Create Connections!

Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Create Connections!


Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Robots and More!

FIRST Tech Challenge is about building robots and so much more!

GCTC Students Featured

GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy students are interviewed in this segment of Oklahoma Horizon TV entitled the Value of STEM. Read more to see the segment.

Create Connections!

Create connections that last!
Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success

Parent Night Set

Parents of high school students, you are cordially invited to GCTC Parent Night 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at all three campuses!

Aviation Program Accepting Applications

The GCTC Aviation Maintenance Campus is now accepting applications for adult students for classes that begin in February. Applications need to be in by Dec. 8.

Connections that Last!

Create connections that last!
Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Medical Lab Program Resuscitated

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Seminole State College had a near death experience due to local decisions connected to state budget cuts last spring, but a quickly arranged partnership with Gordon Cooper Technology Center resuscitated it.

Create Connections!

Create connections that last!
Build a valuable career network of students, experts, and employers to fast-track your success.

Robotics Tournament

On Saturday, Nov 19, GCTC hosted a FIRST Lego League Robotics Tournament and Jr. FLL Expo. This event was for elementary and middle school age students.

First Tech Challenge

GCTC is hosting FTC Robotics Tournament Saturday, Nov 12. FTC stands for FIRST Tech Challenge, part of a series of robotic competitions sponsored by FIRST Robotics. This tournament is a qualifier for the state tournament held in Weatherford in February.

8th and 10 graders visited

We had a great time hosting eighth and 10th grade students on our campus this week for the 8th Grade Expo and Sophomore Showcase.

Check it out!

Check out these upcoming short-term, evening classes offered by GCTC!

PEA Students Featured

Students from the GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy were featured on Horizon TV on OETA Channel. Students toured Round House Work Wear with owner Jim Antosh. Follow this link to watch the segment.

CEO Recruits Students

Enviro Systems CEO Paul Campbell spent part of the day Wednesday recruiting Gordon Cooper Technology Center students. Enviro Systems builds climate control equipment for the aviation industry.

STEM Day Event

The annual STEM Day event was held Tuesday, Oct. 25 here at GCTC. Middle school students from 21 area schools participated.

Fund Your Future

Use your Career Tech experience to earn an above average wage, pay for advanced training, and earn money for college.

GCTC slates evening classes

Check out these upcoming short-term, evening classes offered by GCTC!

Fund Your Future!

Use your CareerTech experience to earn an above average wage, pay for advanced training, and earn money for college.

Track Meet

GCTC is hosting a large cross country track meet for area junior high and high school teams today, Thursday, Oct. 6.

Look Forward to School!

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something you enjoy!

Evening classes upcoming

Check out these upcoming short-term, evening classes at GCTC.

Career Fair Held

GCTC is conducted a career fair Friday, Sept. 16 at the main campus in Shawnee. The career fair was open to the public.

Enjoy School!

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something that you enjoy!

Campus Projects Near Completion

A safe room, resurfaced campus drive, and major facelift for the GCTC Business and Career Services building progressed over the summer and early fall.

Look Forward to School!

Make the most of your high school experience by doing something you enjoy!

Fund Your Future!

Use your Career Tech experience to earn an above average wage, pay for advanced training, and earn money for college.

Upcoming short-term classes

Check out these upcoming short-term, evening classes at GCTC!

Fund Your Future!

Use your Career Tech experience to earn an above average wage, pay for advanced training, and earn money for college.

Construction Progress

Construction work is going on at the GCTC Career and Business Services area. A new parking apron and general facelift are under way. The west portion of the campus drive is being repaved. A new safe room is being added on to the GCTC Childcare Center.

Construction Progressing

Construction work is going on at the GCTC Career and Business Services area. A new parking apron and general facelift are under way. The west portion of the campus drive is being repaved. A new safe room is being added on to the GCTC Childcare Center.

Construction progressing

Construction work is going on at the GCTC Career and Business Services area. A new parking apron and general facelift are under way. The west portion of the campus drive is being repaved. A new safe room is being added on to the GCTC Childcare Center.

Sprockets robotics team featured

A segment about the Gordon Cooper Technology Center Pre-Engineering Academy's Sprockets robotics team airs Sunday, July 24 on OETA channel 13. The segment is part of the weekly Oklahoma Horizon television show. Follow this link to see the segment on YouTube. The segment stars students Kye Collins, Mikayla Fest, and Daniel Albrecht.

Classes upcoming!

Check out these upcoming evening, short-term classes at GCTC.

Pardon our Progress

Construction work is going on at the GCTC Career and Business Services area. A new parking apron and general facelift are under way. The west portion of the campus drive is being repaved. A new safe room is being added on to the GCTC Childcare Center.

Pardon our Progress

Construction work is going on at the GCTC Career and Business Services area. A new parking apron and general facelift are under way. The west portion of the campus drive is being repaved. A new safe room is being added on to the GCTC Childcare Center.

Employers: Technology is Critical

GCTC Superintendent Marty Lewis, Mills Machine CEO Chuck Mills, and Shawnee Economic Development Foundation Executive Tim Burg are featured on Oklahoma Horizon TV show at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 on OETA. Follow this link to see the segment.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

Gordon Cooper Technology Center is looking for outstanding Bus Drivers to start in August of 2016. Follow this link for details.

Summer Construction

Several construction projects are under way this summer. A safe room is being added to the GCTC Early Care and Education Center where the south entrance of the mail campus adjoins the parking area. Also...

STEM Camp

STEM Camp, called SOAR3, continues this week with lots of engaging and fun learning activities.

Summer Construction Projects

Several construction projects are in progress for this summer.

Get Involved!

Get involved and make new friends!

Fund Your Future!

Use your CareerTech experience to earn an above average wage, pay for advanced training, and earn money for college.

Graduation

Graduation will be held 1 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Fire Lake Arena. Seating is free.

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