Northwest Tech News - Fall 2013

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NWTC Ranks High In the Journal Record Book of Lists

Posted on December 13, 2013


Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) was recently ranked highest among technology centers of comparable size and budget for the total number of enrollments by The Journal Record in the 2013 Book of Lists. The listing was published on November 25, 2013.

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NWTC Students Increase Leadership Skills

Posted on November 6, 2013


Northwest Technology Center students learned about leadership and increasing leadership skills this past week during the school’s monthly Superintendent’s Leadership Class meeting held at Northwest Technology Center in Fairview. The students from Northwest Technology Center’s Alva and Fairview campuses were joined by students from High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) in Woodward for the activities.

The group participated in an educational program entitled, “Building Yourself As A Leader.” The curriculum was part of a series called, “Leadership, The West Point Way.” Six leadership traits were presented. They included: ethics, communication, teamwork, delegation, willingness to change and failure. Steve Kliewer, Business and Industry Services Director on NWTC’s Fairview campus facilitated the session. Approximately, 50 first year leadership class students participated in the session.

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Hadwiger Earns OSHA Safety Credentials

Posted on October 2, 2013


The University of Texas at Arlington’s OSHA Education Center recently awarded Charlotte Hadwiger, the credential of Specialist in Safety and Health. The certification program recognizes professionals with a commitment to Occupational Safety and Health, teaching excellence and service. Hadwiger is the Director of Business and Industry Services at the Alva campus of Northwest Technology Center.

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Northwest Tech Receives Designation as Top Career Tech

Posted on August 12, 2013


Northwest Technology Center’s Superintendent, Dr. Gerald Harris received the Gold Star Award on behalf of the staff and board of Northwest Technology Center at the OkACTE Summer Conference held in Oklahoma City. This is the eighth time that NWTC has been honored with this award.

The Gold Star Award recognizes technology centers that have met rigid and demanding criteria, demonstrating a high level of excellence. The Awards Presentation was a part of the annual Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Educators (OkACTE) Summer Conference which attracts more than 3,600 educators from across Oklahoma.

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Button Honored With Statewide Award

Posted on August 12, 2013


Debra Button, Health Careers Certification instructor at Northwest Technology Center’s Fairview Campus was recognized as a finalist for the Outstanding Teacher In Community Service Award at last week's Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Educators (OkACTE) Summer Conference. Button was one of five finalists for the award.

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Practical Nursing Program Slated To Begin This Fall

Posted on August 12, 2013


Northwest Technology Center announced that it has received Provisional Approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to begin a Practical Nursing program later this fall.   The program will be available to students from throughout the district.  Coursework for the initial class will be held primarily at the Alva campus but clinical sites will rotate at healthcare facilities throughout the district, including, Fairview, Cherokee and Alva.   The initial class of practical nursing students will be limited to 12. 

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Biomedical Sciences Added to NWTC Programs

Posted on June 28, 2013


Beginning in August of 2013, high school students enrolling at Northwest Technology Center will have a new program choice. Biomedical Sciences using a curriculum developed by Project Lead The Way will be available for students interested in a career in the healthcare industry.

The program will be available for high school students on both the Alva and the Fairview campuses. It will encompass four “Biomedical “ classes, two science courses and two high level mathematics courses. Students who enroll in the program will receive four high school credits each year. .

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