High School Manufacturing Program
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, manufacturing is the fourth largest employer in the nation, hiring more than 11 million people annually. In Oklahoma, the manufacturing sector has been a key component in strengthening the state’s economy in recent years, and because of this, Broken Arrow Public Schools partners with Tulsa Technology Center (Tulsa Tech) to offer an ongoing manufacturing program for high school students.
With an interest in manufacturing established at the middle school level, students have the opportunity to progress into an Introduction to Manufacturing course in ninth grade. This course, which does not require any prerequisites, provides a jump start into advanced manufacturing courses at the high school and vocational level. Students will learn about safety and tool usage, the basics of blueprint reading, welding principles and more.
After completing the Introduction to Manufacturing course, students at the high school are able to enroll in advanced manufacturing classes, which are offered by Tulsa Tech on the high school campus. This courses cover topics ranging from welding to the fundamentals of robotics.
Then, students have the opportunity to apply to one of Tulsa Tech’s manufacturing-related programs during grades 11 and 12. These programs include applied engineering technology, drafting, machining, mechatronics and welding.
For more information, please contact the Freshman Academy at 918-259-4330 or Broken Arrow High School at 918-259-4700.