Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages.
Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems
Use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints.
Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.
Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.

Scheduling Information

High School Junior & Seniors:

1-2 school years
Attend 1 of 2 sessions
8-10:50am or 12-2:50pm

Adult Students:

2 years (1 session)
1 year (both sessions)
8:10:50am or 12-2:50pm


The current in-district rate ($2.50 per class hour) will be charged to those students residing in a technology center school district. All other students will be charged the out-of-district tuition rate ($5 per class hour). In addition, lab fees, supplies and textbooks may be required.

Application Process

High School Students: Applications can be obtained in the counseling offices of your local high school and returned to your high school counselor.

Adult Students: Applications can be obtained at the Student Services Office located on the SWTC campus at 711 W. Tamarack Rd. in Altus.

• Adult students are required to take entrance assessments. Assessments are proctored in the testing center at the SWTC Campus by appointment. To make an appointment for assessments please call the SWTC Testing Liaison at (580) 477-2250.

Who Can Attend?

High School Junior & Seniors / Adults

Financial Aid

Southwest Technology Center offers and has access to a variety of financial aid options for those who qualify and plan on attending a full-time training program. Although SWTC does not offer any type of students loans, our staff will help you through the process.

Contact Monica Cox, Financial Aid Coordinator at (580) 480-4734 for more information.

Employment Opportunities

SWTC builds partnerships with business and industry in the southwest Oklahoma area to find opportunities for work-based experiences and student placement.  Successful graduates can find employment at schools, hospitals, medical clinics, legal and insurance offices, as well as a wide variety of other area businesses.

Industry Certifications

Fundamentals of Technology & Brainbench Certifications:

MS Excel
MS Outlook
MS Word
Accounts Receivable/Billing
MS Powerpoint
Accounts Payable
MS Access
Data Entry/10-Key

Career Majors

Administrative Assistant
• Social Media Marketing Specialist 
Customer Service


711 West Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK 73521