Students who also want to pursue a college degree after training could get college hours for their training with a couple of college connection options.
Several program certificates at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center are recognized at the college level for college hours.
This allows students interested in a trade, who also want to pursue a degree, the opportunity to use their trade school training for college hours.
CKTC offers the opportunity to obtain national certification in each of our program areas. Students can then take their national certifications to a college for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) in a related field. The college will determine how many hours they will grant for that certification. Partners CKTC has recently worked with are OSU-OKC, OSU-IT, Redlands Community College and WOSC.
Additionally, upon completion of an approved technical program of study from CKTC, students may earn an Associate of General Studies degree (AGS) in Applied Technologies from by completing additional general education credit requirements.
Completing an Associate’s Degree: What you need to know!
Upon completion of an approved technical program of study from Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, students may earn an Associate of General Studies degree (AGS) in Applied Technologies from Cowley College by completing additional general education credit requirements as outlined below.
- Cowley College will accept the coursework completed by students who complete an approved career/technical program of study of 600 hours or more from CKTC (see Attachment A with listing of approved programs) who want to pursue this degree completion program. The hours will be awarded on the transcript after the student has earned 12 credit hours of coursework with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at Cowley County Community College.The hours may only be applied towards an Associate of General Studies Degree and will be listed as a block of technical credit with a grade notation of “CR” on the student’s Cowley County Community College transcript.
- Thirty (30) credit hours of general education courses are required for the degree completion at Cowley College. The coursework must include:
- English Composition I &II (6 credit hours)
- Computer Literacy (3 credit hours)
- Communications & Humanities (6 credit hours)
- Social Science Electives (6 credit hours)
- Mathematics (Int. Alg. or higher) (3 credit hours)
- Lab Science (5 credit hours)
- Health & Physical Education (1 credit hour)
General education credit earned at another accredited post-secondary institution may be evaluated for transfer into Cowley College with the submission of an official transcript from that institution. A minimum of 15 credit hours of general education coursework, however, must be completed at Cowley College in order for a degree to be granted.
Current high school students, who wish to start earning general education credit prior to graduation, will fall under the admissions guidelines of the Cowley College FastTrack Program for high school students. Minimum assessment and cumulative high school GPA requirements (2.75) are needed.
- Although most of the general education credit earned is considered “transferable credit” to a four-year university, the AGS degree is intended to be most beneficial to students who plan to immediately utilize their technical work skills in the workplace and do not plan to transfer to a four-year university to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. If a student’s educational goal is to obtain a higher degree, they should follow a program of study to earn a transferable Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree applicable to their area of interest.
- Upon successful completion of all general education course requirements and submission of a degree application by the student, Cowley College will grant an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree in Applied Technologies.
- To participate in this degree completion program the student shall:
- Successfully complete an approved program of study with a minimum of 600 clock hours from the Oklahoma technical school.
- Apply for admission to Cowley College within two years of completing their technical program at the Oklahoma technical school. (Any exceptions would require approval by the Cowley registrar or Academic Affairs administrator.)
- Submit official transcripts to Cowley College from the Oklahoma technical school and their high school. In addition, if previous college credit has been earned at another accredited post-secondary institution, an official transcript from that post-secondary institution must also be submitted to Cowley College at the time of admission.
- Complete a course placement assessment with Cowley College, if applicable. Previous assessment scores on the ACT or ACCUPLACER assessment will be considered.
- Maintain a 2.00 grade point average on all credits earned and complete 30 credit hours of applicable general education courses.
- Pay the applicable tuition and fees for any coursework being taken at Cowley College.
- Complete a degree application at the beginning of the student’s last semester at Cowley College.
Students who complete the following programs at CKTC are eligible to continue their education with Cowley College to pursue the associate of general studies degree completion program:
List of CKTC technical programs with at least 600 clock hours
- Auto Collision Repair-Combination Collision Repair Technician-975 hours
- Auto Service Technology-Auto Service Technician-1050 hours
- Business Information Technology Education – Administrative Assistant – 600 hours
- Business Information Technology Education-Medical Office Assistant-900 hours
- Business Information Technology Education-Medical Insurance Coder-1080 hours
- Business Information Technology Education-Administrative Medical Assistant-1200 hours
- Business Information Technology Education-Electronic Health Record Specialist-1320 hours
- Construction Technology-Residential/Commercial Carpenter with Into to Plumbing & Electrical-1050 hrs
- Cosmetology-Cosmetologist-Public-1000 hours
- Cosmetology-Cosmetologist-1500 hours
- Culinary Arts-Culinary Arts Management Assistant-1050 hours
- Diesel Service Technology-Medium/Heavy Diesel & Agricultural Service Technician-1050 hours
- Diesel Service Technology-Med./Heavy Diesel Agricultural Service Technician/CDL Class A-1303hours
- Digital Imaging & Print Technology-3D Gaming Designer-945 hours
- Digital Imaging & Print Technology-Digital Media Web Specialist-1000 hours
- Digital Imaging & Print Technology-Graphic Design-Production Technician-1365 hours
- Digital Imaging & Print Technology-Graphic Communications Press Operator-990
- Early Care & Education-Master Teacher (CDA)-1050 hours
- Early Care & Education-Infant and Toddler Care-1120 hours
- Early Care & Education-Director-1370 hours
- Health Careers-Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant-741 Hours
- Health Careers-Practical Nursing-1463 hours
- Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning-HVAC Technician-1050 Hours
- Welding-Combination Welder-1050 Hours
- Welding- Industrial Fabrication Technology-1050 hours