Short-Term Classes Offer Something for All


QUICK TRAINING: A Tulsa Tech HVAC student gets hands-on training in one of Tulsa Tech’s short-term classes. HVAC is one of hundreds of Tulsa Tech’s short-term classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or explore a variety of interests.

Courtesy Tulsa Tech

In addition to providing diverse courses for high school students in furthering their future career plans and business and industry-training opportunities, Tulsa Tech 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 Early Child Care and Education to Taxidermy.

Whether it’s earning hours towards an apprenticeship, becoming CompTIA A+ Certification, pursuing a career as an armed security guard, or learning to upholster cars like a professional, Tulsa Tech administrators and instructors invite all individuals to explore Tulsa Tech’s Short-Term Catalog to find the classes that fit their interests.

Although most short-term classes average 30 hours in length, according to Russell Parker, director of adult education and certifications, there are classes available to meet a variety of student schedules.

“The majority of our classes are offered Monday through Thursday, and usually last from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.,” Parker says. “But we also have classes where students receive a certification in a single session of eight hours or less.”

Short-term classes have been a staple of Tulsa Tech since 1965 and, since that time, have not only increased but also evolved to keep pace with today’s workplace training needs and to reflect individual 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 explains. “It all depends on the demand and meeting workforce needs in the Tulsa Metro area. For example, we are currently working on expanding offerings in plumbing and adding pediatric phlebotomy to our health care classes, in order to meet the need for specific training in our community.”

Other courses are not just industry-driven but provide students with more flexibility in completing their individual career objectives. One long-term course, pharmacy technician, has been revised to focus on attaining certification, which allows students who are unable to commit to a full-time program, the opportunity to reach their career goals much sooner.

All of Tulsa Tech’s short-term classes are taught by certified instructors who have not only worked in the specific industry but also have years of valuable experience.

“It doesn’t matter if the class is related to improving your career skills, like computer applications training, or simply an interest in a new hobby, like baking sweet and savory quick breads, our instructors have a professional background with experience related to each subject,” says Parker.

Anyone interested in how Tulsa Tech can further their interests or future goals is encouraged to explore the opportunities short-term classes can provide. From business and professional development programs to information technology certifications and creative arts, subjects are available to interest just about anyone. Each short-term class is designed with students in mind.

Make this the year that you earn an industry recognized credential, upgrade your skills, or learn something new just for the fun of it!

If you’re currently looking for exciting classes for high school and adult students, quality business and industry training, or an opportunity to discover new goals, Tulsa Tech invites you to visit today. For more information, please call 918-828-5000 or visit us online at

Updated 07-14-2014

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