(NORMAN, Okla.) Dec. 14, 2016 – The Norman Kiwanis and Moore Rotary Clubs selected two students from Moore Norman Technology Center to honor as December students of the month.
Southmoore High School junior and MNTC Auto Service Technology student Jaden Head was selected as the Moore Rotary Club honoree. He is a first-year student at MNTC, is a member of the SkillsUSA student organization and looks forward to spring skills competitions. He is also considering running for a SkillsUSA student officer position next year.
Head learned about the AST program while on a sophomore tour last year and said he knew right away it was the class in which he wanted to enroll. Although he had a general knowledge about what he was to learn in class, he said he is surprised by how in-depth their training is with electrical systems and about the complexity of the course content. Students in AST work toward earning a national Automotive Service Excellence certification.
“Being in this class is great and I always have things to talk about with my Dad when we get home. Because of this class we communicate differently; we’re on a same level,” said Head.
After high school and MNTC graduation in May of 2018, Head plans to attend Oklahoma City Community College and move through their GM Automotive Student Educational Program (ASEP) while also working toward an associate of applied science in automotive technology.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography student Mycalyn Allen is recognized as the Norman Kiwanis Club Student of the Month. She is an active member of the Health Occupations Students of America organization and will graduate from the 15-month MNTC program in May. She decided on the DMS program and the medical industry as a career choice after attending an ultrasound appointment with a friend who was having a baby.
“I fell in love with the field of work and how sonographers get to interact with patients and be a part of their lives, both on really good days and also on some really hard days,” said Allen.
She takes the Sonography Physics and Instrumentation registry this week and then plans to work toward registries in abdomen, OB/GYN, vascular and breast, all leading up to the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer certification.
Allen has performed four of the six clinical site rotations required for her class. She has been to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chickasaw Medical Center, St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton, the OU Vascular Lab, Midwest City Renaissance Women’s Center and Grady Memorial Hospital in Chickasha.
“The level of instruction and rigor is high in this class. The industry is demanding for scanning ability and knowledge about the exams we perform. This program really prepared me for how this field is, and I believe that I will be thoroughly trained in knowledge in skills once I graduate,” said Allen.
After graduation she looks forward to working as a full-time sonographer at a local hospital or medical clinic.
To learn more about MNTC’s Auto Service Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs visit mntc.edu or call 405-364-5763, ext. 7260.