STEM Camp Offers School-Aged Youths Early Exposure to Science, Math

YUKON – Elementary and middle school students are getting a crash course in foreign language this week at CV Tech’s Dr. Earl Cowan Campus.

It’s not Spanish, French or Italian but is certainly “Greek” to most.

“I’m learning Arduino today,” said Yukon seventh grader Korban O’Daniel.

For the record, Arduino is a microcontroller circuit board. O’Daniel is learning how to use one for a robot he is building at CV Tech’s inaugural STEM Camp.

CV Tech’s New Safe Room Passes Its First Test

CHICKASHA – As clouds darkened like they often do each May in Oklahoma, and the tornado sirens blared, there was a new sense of calm at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

Inside a recently upgraded Building 400, students and staff on campus for evening training followed protocol and relocated to the brand new FEMA-approved safe room.

Featuring 10-inch thick concrete and steel reinforced walls, the safe room passed its first test with high marks.

CV Tech honors outstanding teacher, professional and support staff for 2014-15 school year

CHICKASHA – Canadian Valley Technology Center honored three of its most outstanding employees recently at the school’s end-of-year employee luncheon. Each year, employees are given the opportunity to vote for individuals in three different categories they believe are most worthy of the distinguished awards.

DeWald, Harp Named CV Tech’s Top Instructors

YUKON – Computer Information Systems instructor Don DeWald, and Biomedical Sciences instructor Ted Harp have been selected as top teachers at their respective Canadian Valley Technology Center campuses in the area.

DeWald, of Oklahoma City, is 2015 Teacher of the Year at the Holt Campus in Yukon. He came to CV Tech in July 2004. Harp, of Tuttle, is 2015 Teacher of the Year at the Dr. Earl Cowan Campus in south Yukon. He came to CV Tech in June 2002.

Oklahoma Business Chooses CV Tech Student for Rebranding Project

CHICKASHA, OK (May 21, 2015) – They say necessity is the mother of invention and giving students opportunities for real-world experiences gave just that chance to an adult student at CVTech in Chickasha.

Central Oklahoma Manufacturer’s Association, a coalition of industries across Oklahoma, asked Colt Ferguson, a second-year Graphic Design student, to do some rebranding work on their logo.

CV Tech names Students of the Quarter, Coining award winners for forth nine weeks

CHICKASHA, OK (May 15, 2015) – Canadian Valley Technology Center recently honored outstanding students with “Student of the Quarter” and “Coining” awards for the third nine weeks period.

Students of the Quarter are chosen based on outstanding grades, regular attendance and exemplary classroom behavior. Coining awards are unique in that they are given at the discretion of the instructor.

CV Tech LPN Graduate Comes Full Circle

Great news for a CV Tech Practical Nursing graduate at our Chickasha Campus!

Kayla Woody, LPN, is now the practicing LPN who works with our students doing job shadowing at Ross Home Health Care.

Woody has come full circle. She once did a preceptor ship with a practicing LPN at Ross Home Health Care and is now serving student herself.

She went to work for Ross right after graduation. Preceptor ships work like this: each student does three days of home health or hospice. Any skill they are qualified to do, they get to do alongside her. “

National Contests Underway for CV Tech Students

YUKON – Third times can be charming. Though cliché, Justin Duenow of Mustang is convinced it is true.

Duenow, 18, recently completed Computer Programming at CV Tech’s Cowan Campus. He enrolled for a third year after graduating at Mustang High School in order to get additional training, though he’s been employed as a software engineer for almost a year at HealthSmart of Oklahoma City.

Nearly 300 Earn Diplomas at CV Tech Graduation in Yukon

YUKON – Cassidy Schnell and Logan Luker, both of Yukon, were named Foundation Outstanding Scholars as CV Tech’s top students during the graduation ceremony Wednesday night at the Fine Arts Center.

Both received $1,000 checks, courtesy of the CV Tech Foundation. They were among 285 graduates who received diplomas.

Schnell has completed Early Care and Education at the Holt Campus. Luker, who is home schooled, completed Biomedical Sciences at the Cowan Campus.


CHICKASHA – Makers have a common goal of tapping the unlimited stream of ideas racing through the human mind and moving the needle from passive consumers toward active producers. 

The so-called maker movement includes people of all ages who produce projects of all types. Robots, art, green energy and wearable electronics just to name a few. Even Raspberry Pi, which is nothing like apple pie but is certainly the heartbeat of homemade gadgetry and open electronics.