Construction hard hat and level on blueprints



• Operate a wide-range of professional hand, power and pneumatic tools.

• Interpret and use plans to construct wood structures.

• Basic electrical and plumbing.

• Work and learn alongside a master craftsmen in a shop environment.

Who Can Attend?

High School Students / Adults

Scheduling Information

High School Students:

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

Adult Students:

Full-time: 10 months
Part-time: 2 years
Attend 1 of 2 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.

There are two recommendation forms that will need to be filled out by a professional reference as well as a personal friend.

• 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.

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 on construction crews, lumberyards and other construction related companies.


711 West Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK 73521

Industry Certifications


SP2 Safety

Career Majors

• Intro to Maintenance/Repair Carpenter
• Maintenance Carpenter 

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.