Gordon Cooper Technology Center creates an academic pathway to a successful future for high school students and adults. It is among the 29 career and technical education centers under the globally esteemed Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education System. The school was named after an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and Mercury astronaut, Gordon Cooper.
Nestled in Shawnee, Oklahoma between Interstate 40 and State Highway 18, this school provides academic services to approximately 3 counties and several communities in the East Central Oklahoma. It provides educational opportunities for high school students, college students, adults, business and industry and local communities.
GCTC is recognized as one of the nation's leading educational and training institutions for its excellent academic services. It has also received several accreditations from accrediting agencies including Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and Oklahoma State Department of Education.
In fulfillment of its mission to promote economic development through training and services, GCTC offers career majors, college credit, technical courses, short-term adult classes and training for industry programs. These programs are under the fields of business, communication and technology, construction, engineering, health and human services, manufacturing and transportation.
Full-time and short-term classes are designed to develop specific skills vital for a career. The college credit program concludes with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree. This is offered in partnership with Seminole State College, Rose State College and St. Gregory's University. In terms of job placement services, GCTC connects graduates with the prospective employers.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Gordon Cooper Technology Center by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$4,203|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Gordon Cooper Technology Center may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Oklahoma.
|Gordon Cooper Technology Center||Pottawatomie County||Oklahoma|
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Gordon Cooper Technology Center.
- Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, OK (22 miles away)
- Mid - Del Technology Center in Midwest City, OK (28 miles away)
- Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman, OK (32 miles away)
- Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City, OK (33 miles away)
- Wes Watkins Technology Center in Wetumka, OK (39 miles away)