About Central Tech

Our mission is to change lives with technical education and services.

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. 

Our purpose is to elevate, educate, & empower.

The Owl

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

November 12, 2019December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020February 11, 2020
May 9, 2020April 14, 2020
May 12, 2020June 9, 2020
July 14, 2020August 11, 2020
September 8, 2020October 13, 2020

Board Members

Joe Naifeh | President
Dr. Richard Pitts | Vice President
Dave Roberts
Rodger Floyd
Dr. Zeddie Cantrell
Ron Dyer | Superintendent
Jill Collins | Appointed Clerk

At Central Tech, everyone achieves success.

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 Architecture & Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education & Training; 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 Kent Burris, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Drumright campus is Kent Burris 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 LaDonna Gear, Campus Director, 918.352.2551
  • Section 504 coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Sapulpa Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • ADA coordinator is Kent Burris, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Compliance coordinator is Kent Burris, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551