CLASSROOM SPACE IN HIGH DEMAND
In response to increased student demand and widespread growth particularly in Canadian County, CV Tech has undertaken expansion projects at two campus sites. Overwhelming demand for most of the school’s 20 full-time programs has exceeded the school’s ability to place students in available slots.
The school’s Health Careers program, for instance, has seen an increased enrollment demand of 30% in the past four years, she said. Program applications were roughly 60% over what capacity would allow. Aviation Maintenance currently has a waiting list of one year before students can take the next available class, while Practical Nursing has a waiting list of nearly nine months.
Crews are in the midst of a lengthy project that will add 64,000 square feet of educational space at the district's SW 15th & Czech Hall location (between Mustand and Yukon). School officials hope to rebrand the campus as the school's Health Careers facility. All health-related programs will be housed within this campus once construction is complete by Fall 2021. MA+ Architecture of OKC designed the $20 million project, and CMSWillbrook Construction of OKC was hired to complete the project.
CV Tech is collaborating with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to create a new ophthalmic technician program. Other planned new programs include dental assisting and surgical technology. Construction will also include a safe space within a new seminar center built to FEMA-rated storm shelter standards.
EL RENO CAMPUS
A 40,000 sqaure-foot expansion is the new north wing of the main building at the site located on Historic Route 66 in east El Reno. The $10 million project is expected to be completed within the next several weeks. Construction of an aircraft hanger bay and classroom space will accommodate the district's Aviation Maintenance program that was formerly housed at OKC's Will Rogers World Airport.
Additionally, the Pre-Engineering program that has been located at the Cowan Campus will relocate to this new wing. Finally, classroom and shop space is being readied for development of a planned Advanced Manufacturing program. Emerging smart technologies have resulted in the need for technicians who understand multi-disciplinary concepts in manufacturing. The program is expected to begin in the 2020-21 school year. Design work was provided by MA+ Architecture of OKC. CMSWillbrook Construction of OKC is the builder.
PREPARING YOU FOR SUCCESS!
CV Tech offers 20 full-time programs for high school students and adults. In addition, dozens more daytime and evening short-term courses are available for those who want to acquire new skills or make a career change quicker. CV Tech's Business & Industry Services team offers affordable, customized training on-site or on location. For more information about your options, please visit cvtech.edu, or call for assistance, (405) 262-2629.