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MNTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of its First School Year on April 20

April 12, 2017 –Moore Norman Technology Center invites the public to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first complete school year from 4-6 p.m. April 20 in the north dining area at the Franklin Road Campus in Norman. There will be light refreshments served and an opportunity to look at MNTC memorabilia from over the years.

MNTC was established as a school in 1972. The first school year held at the Franklin Road Campus was August 1976 to May 1977. Since that time, MNTC has gained a national reputation as a premiere technology center and today is one of 29 technology center districts in Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.

MNTC is responsible for educating, training, and developing a strong workforce that enhances economic development in our community, and improves the quality of life for all Oklahomans. MNTC offers affordable, quality education and training to career and college-bound high school and adult students, as well as customized training for businesses.

High school students and adults who begin a full-time program before their 21st birthday may attend tuition-free thanks to MNTC’s Tuition Waiver. For those over 21, tuition is still a fraction of the cost of private trade schools and higher education institutions and many MNTC programs lead to state or national industry certifications that can enhance one’s employability.

Moore Norman’s Business & Industry department serves the training and development needs of businesses in the areas of employee and organizational development, safety, and international quality standards. Additionally, the Business Development Center gives entrepreneurs a professional support system in which to explore their business ideas, develop a plan, and accomplish their goals. BDC clients are provided office and workspace, as well as consultative support from the knowledgeable BDC staff.

Moore Norman has two campuses to serve its district of Norman, Moore and south Oklahoma City. MNTC’s Franklin Road Campus is located on 75 acres at the corner of 12th Avenue NW and Franklin Road in Norman. Six buildings feature classrooms and labs that house industry-standard equipment for use by students and clients. This campus also offers meeting and conference rooms with accommodations.

The South Penn Campus is located at SW 134th and S. Pennsylvania Avenue in south Oklahoma City. It is home to a main campus building with meeting, classroom, and conference space and the stand-alone Business Development Center. The South Penn Campus hosts part-time classes in health, personal interest, computer technology, management development, as well as customized business and industry training and small business management support.

After passing a $60 million-dollar bond issue last April, MNTC is moving forward with facilities updates, weather-safe areas at both campuses and construction of technically advanced and modified learning spaces for many of its technical and engineering programs. Follow bond project updates online at mntc.edu. 

To learn about MNTC’s full-or-part-time education opportunities or to explore business development programs, visit mntc.edu or call 405-364-5763, ext. 7260.