Mission: Elevating lives, careers and our economy through innovative education/training and dynamic business solutions.
Vision: Moore Norman Technology Center – where education, business and community work together to create an elevated economy.
Core Values: Excellence, Relationships and Integrity.
MNTC is governed by a Board of Education. It consists of five elected members, one from each of the five zones that comprise the district, who each serve five-year terms. MNTC's district encompasses Norman and Moore public school districts, which includes part of south Oklahoma City.
The Board is a branch of the State Government that is responsible to the people of the Moore Norman district. The broad powers of the Board are derived from the state constitution, the laws of the State of Oklahoma, and the consent of the people as provided by Oklahoma Law.
The Board is the official representation of the people on all matters of public concern. The Board must be nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and represent all the people of the community; and, consequently, the school administrators by a Board selected and elected by the people through the process of representative government.
Consequently, the school is administered by a Board selected and elected by Zone residents through the process of representative government. The MNTC Board of Education encourages the community to express its will.
Oklahoma’s network of technology centers provides an option for career and technical education that is both industry and community-focused. It is the responsibility of technology centers to use taxpayer funds to educate, train, and develop a strong workforce that enhances economic development in our state, and we are obligated to improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans. MNTC offers clients and students classroom and lab space, and exposure to the same high-end equipment and tools used in industry right now.
MNTC’s average student-to-teacher ratio for career major classes is 24.6:1. Since our doors opened in 1976, we’ve provided technical training to high school students, adults, and business clients, and our customer base continues to evolve. For example, MNTC is unique in its ability to provide customized programs and services that support the growth of community businesses. As a result, businesses and companies considering relocating to Moore, Norman, or south Oklahoma City turn to MNTC for their training and consulting in areas such as employee development, safety, organizational development, and international quality standards.
MNTC offers 32 full time career programs in the areas of Business Information Technology, Engineering & Technical, Health Careers and Human Service / Humanities. Courses are taught by industry experts leading the way for learning and industry certification, and also encouraging students to excel and continue their education in a chosen career field.
MNTC offers hundreds of short term courses to aid students in their personal and professional growth. These courses are offered in trimesters with classes scheduled during the day, evening and on Saturdays. During the 2014-2015 school year, more than 47,000 adults participated in courses or seminars for the purpose of a career change, promotion, or to gain personal and professional development.
MNTC meets with business and industry leaders to discuss and modify curriculum to ensure it meets workplace needs. The curriculum is designed to encourage learning through experience, which gives students the opportunity to learn both theory and practice. While enrolled at MNTC, students work to meet clinical requirements, may hold internships, or learn through on-the-job training and job site visits. Additionally, they have the opportunity to earn state and national certifications in their industries.
MNTC's student body is a diverse group comprised of working adults, full-time adult students, high school students from five partner high schools, private and home schools, business owners and senior citizens.
During FY15, 1,480 students attended Long Term programs to prepare for college, update or add to existing skills, make a career change, or to gain personal and professional development. Of that number, 518 were adults, and 962 were high school students.
MNTC has 55 certified teachers and instructors who hold various national and state certifications in their industry areas. All certified teachers must hold, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree, and a Standard Oklahoma Teaching Certificate. Four of MNTC’s teachers and/or instructors hold associate degrees, 23 hold bachelor’s degrees, and 29 hold master’s degrees. Together, they have over 360 industry certifications. In addition to teaching, instructors and teachers have responsibilities that include sponsoring student organizations, providing internships, and job placement of students, conducting follow-up of graduates, and performing advisory board recruitment. Additionally, MNTC has eight nationally board certified teachers.
For FY15, MNTC operated on a $29.626 million General Fund budget, and a $12.680 million Building Fund budget. Sources of this revenue are: 89 percent local which includes ad valorem, tuition, and other local sources, 10 percent state and 1 percent federal funds.
In addition to a wide variety of training programs, MNTC offers specialized support services to individuals. We realize that to be totally focused on training and job readiness, any barriers that might keep an individual from learning should be eliminated. MNTC provides several on-site services to aid in the process.
The Moore Norman Technology Center Foundation, Inc. was established in 1974 to foster and promote technology education, and to help students realize their dreams when financial difficulties can become a road block to academic and career success. Since its inception, the MNTC Foundation has grown to include a granting program for teachers as well as emergency funding for MNTC students or staff who face sudden hardship. A tax-deductible gift to the MNTC Foundation is a gift of a quality education and an investment in the future of our economy.
Merit-based scholarships awarded to students who have exhibited outstanding leadership and professional skills in their MNTC class.
Available to any MNTC student or staff member in the event of a sudden loss of income or extreme hardship.
GRANTS TO TEACHERS
Assist teachers in purchasing classroom supplies and equipment to enable them to teach their students more effectively. These funds can also be applied to tuition or training costs related to teaching.
MNTC Foundation trustees may include up to 20 representatives of Moore and Norman banking institutions, chambers of commerce and business. Currently, MNTC’s Foundation has 12 trustees.
For more information, call (405) 217-8200.
Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Moore Norman Technology Center Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 6586, Norman, OK 73070.
As a taxpayer in Moore Norman Technology Center’s district, you have the right to know how your tax dollars are being spent. Our annual Progress Report to Taxpayers provides financial facts about how MNTC receives funding, and how those dollars are allocated and invested back into the community through full-time and part-time classes, and support, training and education for business and industry.
Statistics are important measures of effectiveness, and so are the voices of the customers MNTC serves each year. Success stories are highlighted in our report, to demonstrate the economic development impact your technology center has on the communities of Moore, Norman and south Oklahoma City.
In order for MNTC to fulfill its mission, vision and goals, input from you, the taxpayer, is vital. You’re always invited to come by the campus and see for yourself how your money is being used.
Look inside – see how we do it. It’s Your Sound Investment – Our Financial Return