Big changes are in store for the district's newest campus, which was completed in 2008. An additional 64,000 square feet of educational space will be added, which will more than double the size of the 54,000 square-foot facility. A storm shelter is planned within a new seminar center.
Eventually, the Cowan Campus will become exclusively a health care educational facility. Already, a Health Careers program and high school-only Biomedical Sciences program operate at the 30-acre site that is strategically located between the district's two largest cities (Mustang and Yukon). More space also will allow for adding a Phlebotomy (blood removal) component to Health Careers.
Plans are to relocate Practical Nursing from El Reno to the Cowan Campus. In addition, CV Tech officials have been collaborating with operators of the Dean McGee Eye Institute on a pioneering concept that would provide for a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity.
The new program would provide technicians in fields such as eye care, dental assisting, surgical technology and monitor technology.
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Dirtwork is underway for construction of a new wing on the north side of the campus. This will provide for program expansion and will result in serving more students.
New programs will include Mechatronics, which is an industrial maintenance program with a robotic twist. CV Tech officials visited schools in the Houston area for ideas on the new space.
The new space will also house the school's Aviation and Maintenance Technology program, which has been located at Will Rogers World Airport since 2013. Additional classroom areas will facilitate adding a high school student component to the program.
Additionally, the school's Pre-Engineering program will be relocated to the El Reno Campus to be nearer to like programs, such as Welding and Precision Machining.
Sophomores have been added to the Pre-Engineering Academy for the first time in the 2018-19 school year.
In existing remodeled space, a new Hospitality program was added for the 2018-19 school year. Students enrolled will learn hospital bed making and hotel and food service skills. The campus' PIVOT was relocated, along with Computer Aided Drafting and Design and Computer Networking.
MA+ Architects, of Oklahoma City, to complete the design work, and CMSWillowbrook, of Oklahoma City, managed the construction project.