Everyone achieves SUCCESS.


Central Tech CHANGES LIVES through education, workforce development, and business support services.

Join Central Tech. We are innovative and creative, visionary and agile, dedicated and welcoming to all people who want more out of life.

Our roots are set in a tradition of training highly-skilled technicians in high-demand occupations.

Experience Something New. With the use of hands-on learning, you will dream it, design it, and create it. Turn your passion into a plan for your future.

Join us and utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology, as we commit to meeting your expectations for quality education.   

“Central Tech has allowed me to get a deeper understanding of individual responsibility.”
Grayson Jenkins, Business & Information Technology Student

Our History

On July 20, 1967, the first meeting of the Central Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education was held. That board hired the first Superintendent for the new school district, John H. Hopper, on November 13, 1967. 

In August 1968, citizens of the Central Vo-Tech school district approved a $935,000 bond issue for construction and equipping the original building in Drumright.

The first classes were held on the new campus on August 22, 1970. In the meantime, classes in Practical Nursing were conducted in a rented school building in Drumright.

1st meeting of the Central Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education.
An administrative and technology addition added. 
Central Tech Owl Mascot - Vintage
Central Tech Owl Mascot

In the mid-’70s a student drew a mascot who became known as C.T. the owl. The saying “Wise is he who has a skill,” became the motto that still holds true today.

Somewhere in time, the owl was lost – but in 2015, he was restored with an updated image. If you stop by any of our events, you might just get a chance to take a picture with him. 

Board of Education

Unless otherwise stated, monthly board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the Board Room on the Drumright campus. Exceptions include June and October meetings which are held in the BIS Board Room on the Sapulpa campus.

Meeting Dates

July 11, 2023August15, 2023
September 12, 2023October 10, 2023
November 14, 2023December 12, 2023
January 9, 2024February 13, 2024
March 12, 2024April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024June 11, 2024

Board Members

Joe Naifeh | President
Dr. Richard Pitts | Vice President
Dave Roberts
LaMecia Stidham
Dr. Zeddie Cantrell
Kent Burris | Superintendent
Jill Collins | Appointed Clerk

Consumer Information

In compliance with educational regulations, Central Tech provides consumer information to its students, staff, and the community in an easily accessible environment.

photo of a man fishing by the Keystone Dam in Mannford Oklahoma


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Nondiscrimination Notice

Central Technology Center, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in any of its policies, practices or procedures. These equal opportunity provisions include, but are not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, educational services, treatments, or access to programs or activities. Students are admitted to programs based on their interests, indicators of ability to succeed in their chosen occupation, aptitude and prior performance in school and work. Other factors may be considered that affect the student’s ability to fully participate or complete a program or to obtain professional credentials at the program’s conclusion. Career training is organized through the National Career Clusters Framework and is offered in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education & Training; Energy & Power; Health Science; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to:

  • Title VII coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Drumright campus is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Sapulpa Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • Section 504 coordinator for Drumright campus is Shane Bruce, Campus Director, 918.352.2551
  • Section 504 coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • ADA coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Compliance coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551

Central Technology Center
3 CT Circle
Drumright, OK, 74030