Enrollment Is Underway for CV Tech's Tech Quest (click for course schedule & application)

March 3, 2018

Animal Adventures, Movie Making, Robotics, and the Science of Crime are among week-long courses offered this summer to students entering fifth through ninth grades during “Tech Quest” at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

“Twice as many courses are being offered this year,” said Kati Davis, who is a career readiness specialist at CV Tech and one of the event organizers.

Enrollment opens at 8 a.m., April 2. Cost for each course is $80, which is due at the time of enrollment. Each student will receive a “Tech Quest” T-shirt and a week full of themed activities.

Parents may enroll their students by phone by calling (405) 345-2500 or in person at either campus site. Deadline to drop courses for a full refund is May 25.

Forty unique courses will be offered over a span of four weeks in June and July. Session dates are June 11-15; June 18-21; July 9-12; and July 16-20.

Lizzy Moser, also a career readiness specialist and co-organizer, said she is very pleased with the instructors lined up for the sessions.

“We have instructors from our three campuses and educators from area schools, such as El Reno, Mustang, Union City and Yukon,” she said. “They are all coming together to bring excitement and offer fun summer learning.”

Among two major enhancements this year is the addition of afternoon courses at CV Tech’s Cowan Campus, located south of Yukon (1701 S. Czech Hall Rd., two miles south of Interstate 40). This permits students to enroll in a morning and an afternoon session, Moser said.

The afternoon sessions are offered June 11-15 and July 16-20 only at the Cowan Campus. Morning courses will be held at both sites. CV Tech’s El Reno Campus (located at 6505 E. Hwy. 66). A complete list of course descriptions, times and locations is available on the home page of the school’s website, cvtech.edu.

No meals are provided. A sack lunch is recommended for students attending two sessions in a day.

The other major change is the addition of “Parent Quest,” which includes courses for parents of students who enroll in Tech Quest. These courses will cost between $10 and $38 each.

“We want to make Tech Quest a place for parents too,” Davis said.

Parent Quest takes place during morning sessions at El Reno, June 18-21 and July 9-12.

On these days, parents can sign up for courses such as Crafting, Car Care Basics, Meal Prep, Social Media Safety, iPhone Photos & Backups, and Small Business Basics. These courses are offered Monday through Thursday of those weeks. On Fridays, parents are invited to join their children for a camp showcase.

“We will be giving tours of our campuses, and parents will get to join their children in their courses to see what they have been working on all week,” Davis said.

Other student courses expected to fill up fast include Automotive Refinishing and Cosmetology. Among other new courses for students is Crafting, Creative Writing, Young Inventors and Outdoor Education.

Moser said many popular courses from the past return, along with a blend of new courses.

“We’re adding some wonderful new programs that were requested on surveys by our students and parents from our communities,” she said.

Bus transportation is provided at no additional cost from one campus location to the other. Davis said this will be helpful if a student’s home is closer to one school than the other or for siblings who are taking courses at the other site. Buses leave each site for the other campus at 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Classes begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m.