Chickasaw Institute

Chickasaw Institute provides certification and career development opportunities to Chickasaw citizens. Training opportunities include certification courses in a variety of areas. Chickasaw citizens accepted into a program are eligible to be paid while attending school and completing certification requirements up to 40 hours per week. Chickasaw Institute provides on-the-job training opportunities and support when transitioning from participant to becoming employed.

There is no financial cost associated with the program. Eligible citizens can receive paid training while participating.


  • Chickasaw citizens

Ardmore Area:

HVAC Program

  • One year beginning Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Monday-Friday
    • In-class instruction: 8-11 a.m.
    • Job-site learning: 1-5 p.m.
  • This class may count for up to two of the three years required for the Mechanical Journey worker’s License Apprenticeship.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for refrigerant handling is also available.
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Construction Technology Certificate

  • Aug. 15, 2018–May 20, 2019
  • Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m. and noon-3:30 p.m.
  • After completing this program, students will earn these certificates:
    • National Center for Construction Education & Research
    • Construction Trainee
    • OSHA 10-hour Card
    • Power Actuated Card
    • NCCER Level 1
    • Frame Carpenter
    • NCCER Cabinet Module
    • Cabinet Making
    • National Career Readiness Certification
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Nursing Assistant Program

  • Aug. 15, 2018–May 20, 2019
  • Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m. and noon-3:30 p.m.
  • The program combines classroom instruction with on-the-job learning and is a steppingstone to prepare students for LPN programs.
  • After completing this program, students will earn these certificates:
    • Long-term Care Aide
    • CPR
    • Medication Administration Technician
    • First Aid
    • National Career Readiness Certification
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Ada Area:

Medical Coding Certification Program

  • Classes begin in August and take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Clinicals take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Topics include ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPS coding systems. Participants will learn about health information management, health care delivery systems, legal and compliance, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and pharmacology.
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Other Areas:

Culinary Certificate I

  • July 9-Aug. 24
  • Oklahoma State University of Technology in Okmulgee
  • A culinary boot camp with in class and kitchen instruction.
  • Credit hours earned from a technical certificate transfer to the Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts Degree Program.
  • Upon completion of this culinary boot camp, students will earn a 15-hour industry certification, gain work skills and competencies and complete an industry internship.
  • Apply by June 15, 2018.
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Online Application

Contact Information

Phone: (580) 310-7904


Last Updated: 05/24/2018