A History in Pictures

1960

The board hired the first Superintendent, John H. Hopper.

November 13, 1967

The board hired the first Superintendent, John H. Hopper.
1st meeting of the Central Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education.

July 20, 1967

First meeting of the Central Oklahoma Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education.
Construction on the Drumright Central Tech Campus

August 1968

$935,000 bond issue approved for Drumright construction.
1969 ground breaking of Central Tech in Oklahoma

1969

Breaking ground on Drumright Campus.

1970

1970 Dedicated and first classes at Central Tech in Drumright

August 22, 1970

First classes were held.
Adult Training Facility in 1973 at Central Tech

1973

Adult training facility added.
Truck Driver Training driving range developed.

1975

Driving course for Truck Driver Training developed.
Student drew an owl to represent Central Tech as the mascot. 

Mid-70s

Student drew an owl to represent Central Tech as the mascot. 
Trade & Industry building built at Central Tech in Drumright OK 

1977

Trade & Industry building built. 
2nd campus developed in Sapulpa. 

1978

Second campus developed in Sapulpa. 
Graphic Communications building opened at Central Tech in Drumright

1979

Graphic Communications building opened in Drumright. 

1980

Industrial Facility at the Sapulpa campus of Central Tech in 1982

1982

Opened the Industrial Facility in Sapulpa.
An administrative and technology addition added. 

1983

An administrative and technology addition added in Drumright. 
Addition to north end of building. 

1988

Addition to north end of building in Drumright. 
Truck Driver Training facility at Central Tech in 1989

1989

Truck Driver Training becomes a statewide program and expands its facilities.

1990

The Incubator at Central Tech in Drumright Oklahoma

1991

Created the Center of Business Development in Drumright (also known as the Incubator).
Business and Industry Services training at Central Tech

1992

Expanded BIS Training in Drumright and Sapulpa.
Legal name changed to Central Technology Center; marketing name, Central Tech, state vo-tech system became Oklahoma

1995

Legal name changed to Central Technology Center (aka Central Tech for marketing purposes), state vo-tech system became Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

2000

Central Tech wins the National Telecommunications Award

2001

National Telecommunications Award for exemplary program serving as an educational model.
Telecommunications wing added. 

2001

Telecommunications wing added in Drumright. 
Central Tech developed a statewide pipeline training facility

2007

Developed Statewide Pipeline Training.
Turning Point established at Central Tech in Oklahoma

2008

Established Turning Point, a drop out recovery program.
Central Tech recognized as Oklahomas first Safet Center of Excellence

2009

Central Tech is recognized as Oklahoma's first Safety Center of Excellence.

2010

Pipeline and safety training center built. 

2011

Pipeline & Safety Training Center in Drumright built. 
Central Tech awared the Gold Star for the 24th consecutive year

2014

Awarded its 24th consecutive Gold Star award and is the only tech center to receive this honor every year since its inception in 1990.
The Industrial & Safety Training Center and HVAC was built.

2014

The Industrial & Safety Training Center and HVAC in Sapulpa was built.
Sapulpa Rt. 66 Bridge