Short Term Classes Offer Something for All
By KARA GAE NEAL
QUICK STUDY: Short term classes offer a variety of subjects for students at Tulsa Tech including cooking.
Courtesy Tulsa Tech
In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of short-term classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from Microsoft Office Software to Zumba Fitness Training.
Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about computer network fundamentals, plumbing repairs, digital photography or cooking like a top chef. We invite you to explore Tulsa Tech’s Short-Term Catalog and discover the class that’s right for you.
Although most short-term classes consist of a 15-week course, according to Russell Parker, assistant director of adult career development, there are classes available to meet a variety of student schedules.
“The majority of classes are offered Monday through Thursday, and usually last from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.,” Parker says. “But we also have other subjects where students receive a certification after attending a single eight-hour session.”
A staple of Tulsa Tech since 1965, the number of short-term offerings have not only increased but also have evolved to keep pace with today’s workplace training needs and reflect student interests related to current technologies.
“If we get a number of requests for a certain subject then we develop a class to meet that need,” Parker says. “It often depends on what’s hot right now. For example, we currently have a couple of popular classes that deal with social media and Facebook. Marketing with Facebook, a class which helps businesses start using Facebook to promote their services, and Facebook for Parents, a class we developed after we discovered a need for parents to understand more about how children were using social media on their computers.”
Other courses are not just industry-driven, but provide students with more flexibility in completing their individual career objectives. One of Tulsa Tech’s long-term courses, Medical Coding, has been divided into smaller, short-term classes. This allows students who were unable to commit to the entire program all at once, the opportunity to complete the program in smaller segments.
All of Tulsa Tech’s short-term classes are taught by certified instructors who have worked in industry and have years of valuable experience.
“It doesn’t matter if the course is related to improving your career skills, like software training, or simply an interest in a new hobby like photography, our instructors have a professional background with experience related to each subject,” Parker says.
If you’re currently looking for exciting classes for high school and adult students, quality business and industry training, or an opportunity to discover a new hobby, Tulsa Tech invites you to visit today. For more information, please call 918-828-5200 or visit us online at tulsatech.edu.