Metro Technology Centers is a career and technology center with four campuses. The school was established in 1979 by a vote of the people to serve Oklahoma City in providing career and technology education (CTE).
The Oklahoma CTE system was created in the 1960s as a third, publicly-supported education branch with its own Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education (OSBCTE) and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE). Metro Tech is one of 29 technology centers in the state of Oklahoma.
Metro Tech provides full-time career majors for high school and adult students. High school students receive credit toward high school graduation. Both student groups can earn trade certifications and/or licenses.
Short-term adult and career development (ACD) courses can be 1 to 100 hours on any subject where a need has been identified. Customized courses are provided to promote personal, economic and organizational development for industry-specific training and development (ITD) clients.
Other services provided by Metro Tech include career and business counseling, assessment, financial aid, employment services, computerized academic centers including ESL (English as a Second Language), child care, disability services and bus transportation. Metro Tech also provides special programs for high school dropout recovery and prevention (Metro Career Academy), transition from government assistance to the workplace (BEST) and GED preparation.