Southwest Technology Center

711 W. Tamarack, Altus, OK

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Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) is a trade school serving the greater Atlus, OK area. They have a variety of full-time programs available to students as well as short-term and online programs available for those with busier schedules. SWTC’s mission is to serve individuals, businesses and industries through flexible, quality training, thus enhancing the economy and quality of life in their community.

A great feature of SWTC is that they have partnered with Western Oklahoma State University to help students receive college credit for the classes they take at SWTC. After finishing a program at SWTC, students can transfer their credits to Western Oklahoma State University and finish a degree.

For students look for a full-time program, SWTC provides a wide variety of choices. Here is a list of the full-time programs available at SWTC:

  • Aviation & Aerospace Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business & Computer Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Health Science Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Pre & Practical Nursing
  • Service Careers Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Each program varies in length and tuition costs. To see detailed information on any of the above programs click here.

SWTC has a great adult education program as well. They have classes for adults to learn about everything from Facebook to Gardening. The adult education program also offers GED preparation courses and testing. If an adult is seeking admission into a full-time program they are required to take certain aptitude tests prior to admittance. SWTC also has a great ed2go program, featuring online classes for convenience.

For more information about SWTC or to submit an application, click here.

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Programs Offered

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 Southwest 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

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,700. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$1,327

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Southwest Technology Center may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

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.

 Southwest Technology CenterJackson CountyOklahoma
Graduation Rate63.6%-75.5%
Transfer-out Rate0.9%-4.7%

Other Technical Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwest Technology Center.

Contact Information

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