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Chickasaw Institute of Technology

Chickasaw citizens can earn trade certifications through classroom, workshop and on-the-job training opportunities. Chickasaw Institute of Technology offers employment preparation for in-demand careers.

There is no financial cost associated with the program, and participants are eligible for compensation while training.

Each program consists of 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with workshop and classroom hours taking place at the Chickasaw Institute of Technology.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2021

Eligibility

  • Chickasaw Citizens
  • Must be at least 18 years old when classes begin
  • High school graduate, GED or high school equivalent when classes begin

available courses

Ada Area

Electrician Program

Classes provide skills and knowledge to enter career training in electrical apprenticeships.

Students are required to complete classroom, workshop and on-the-job training hours in this full-time, 12-month career training program.

Learn about:

  • Orientation to the electrical trade
  • Safety
  • Electrical theory
  • Introduction to the national electrical code
  • Tool and material identification
  • Introduction to hand bending conduit
  • Installation of conduit, conductors and cables
  • Residential electrical systems
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Electrical test equipment
  • Introduction to lighting systems and controls

Students complete more than 2,000 hours of apprenticeship and are registered with state of Oklahoma once requirements of the course are met.

HVAC Program

Students are introduced to the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry and trained in:

  • HVAC/R: safety, tools and equipment
  • Piping and piping practices
  • Principles of thermo-dynamics and heat transfer
  • Refrigeration components and lubricants
  • Refrigerant recovery and retrofit
  • Electricity for HVAC/R
  • HVAC/R controls, electronics and motors
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Indoor air quality
  • Heat pumps systems
  • HVAC/R codes, regulations and standards
  • Load calculations
  • Air handling
  • HVAC/R system servicing and troubleshooting
  • HVAC/R preventative maintenance
  • Professional service

During this 12-month, full-time career training program, students are required to complete classroom, workshop and on-the-job training hours. Students will be registered as apprentices with the state of Oklahoma once requirements of the course are met.

This class may count for one of three years required for the Mechanical Journeyman’s License Apprenticeship. Students in the HVAC program are eligible to test for a limited residential installer license after 250 classroom hours.

Construction Technology Certificate

Prepare for employment in residential and commercial construction trades or a career in general building contracting or residential building inspection.

Courses focus on residential carpentry and construction skills and knowledge development. Students are required to complete classroom, workshop and on-the-job training hours in this full-time, 12-month career training program.

Learn about:

  • Carpentry safety
  • Building plans and codes
  • Building layout
  • ADA guidelines and standards
  • Concrete forms and constructions
  • Framing
  • Windows and doors
  • Siding and decks
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Wall finishes
  • Stairs construction

Students can earn a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) card and will be registered as an apprentice with the state of Oklahoma once requirements of the course are met.

Medical Coding Certification Program

Medical coding is an evolving field that requires both specialists and broadly skilled professionals. A medical coder analyzes clinical statements and assigns standard codes using classification systems. These professionals are able to work remotely after sufficient job experience. The Chickasaw Institute program provides online instruction, plus 24 hours of weekly clinical experience.

Students are required to complete classroom and on-the-job training hours in this full-time, 12-month career training program.

Learn about:

  • ICD-10-CM
  • CPT and HCPS coding systems
  • Health information management
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Legal and compliance
  • Reimbursement methodologies
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology

Administrative Professional

Learn administrative procedures and gain skills and knowledge to enhance office efficiency and model professionalism in the workplace.

The program includes on-the-job training, classroom instruction, online instruction and real-life job experience. Coursework focuses on the development of fundamental administrative skills needed for working in a professional office environment.

Learn about:

  • General office duties
  • Application of office technologies
  • Communication skills
  • Phone etiquette
  • Office etiquette
  • Microsoft Office
  • Scheduling

This six-month program provides instruction for 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with computer lab hours taking place at the Carl Albert Service Center, 1001 N. Country Club Road, Ada, Oklahoma 74820.

Online Application

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 310-7904

Email:

Location

Chickasaw Institute of Technology
212 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-7904