Career Guidance Services

Carl Perkins Co-Op 

The Carl Perkins Career Specialist assists students within the Carl Perkins Co-op in developing their educational and career goals. Students are given assessments to determine their aptitude, career interest, and work values. These assessments are for all students regardless of whether they are planning to attend college, attend a career tech, join the military or go directly to work after graduation.  For more information contact:  Dennis McRee, 580-562-3181 Ext. 285, or email:  [email protected]

Career Placement

Students are encouraged to utilize the career placement services at WTC as a student and for at least six months following completion of their career major. This service provides students with employment opportunity information, résumé writing, interviewing techniques, job readiness, portfolio development, and other job search skills.  For more information, please contact Shelby Luna, Student Services Specialist at 580-562-3181 ext. 277 or email:  [email protected]

Counselors

Counselors provide prospective and current students with information on occupational choices to meet their career goals. Assistance is available for academic needs, personal development and decision making. For enrollment opportunities or more information about guidance services contact Cheri Lou Gastineau, Burns Flat Guidance Counselor 580-562-3181 ext. 280; [email protected] , or Jaime Partain, Sayre Guidance Counselor 580-928-2097 ext. 306; [email protected] 

Enrollment

Enrollment is open to both adults and high school students; however, the following programs are limited to adult enrollment only: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygienist, and Practical Nursing.

Class Sessions are Monday-Friday from 8:10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.-3.45 p.m.

High School Students 

Prior to enrollment, students should visit with their high school counselor and/or principal and parent(s) guardian. Career major enrollment choice should be based on assessed interest, achievement and abilities. Home school students must provide affidavit of school credentials. 

Adults 

Following the assessment the student and counselor will review the results.  The student will then make the enrollment decision. 

  1. Contact Guidance Counselor to schedule assessments. Assessment fee is $10.00.

  2. Cheri Lou Gastineau-Burns Flat Campus 580-562-3181 ext.280 [email protected]

  3. Jaime Partain-Sayre Campus 580-928-2097 ext. 306 [email protected]

Following assessment review results with guidance counselor to make enrollment decisions. Meet with Financial Aid Director and/or Student Account Manager.

Special Needs

Western Technology Center is dedicated to collaborating with and empowering students who have disabilities to become successful in the workplace.  Western Technology Center provides reasonable accommodations and support for students with disabilities and special education needs covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

If you have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, you may be eligible for accommodations in the assessment process and/or classroom.  Accommodations will ensure the assessment and/or classroom work accurately reflects your skills, knowledge and abilities.

For more information, adult students may contact:  

Cheri Lou Gastineau at 580-562-3181 Ext. 280 or [email protected] .   

High school students may contact:   

Jessica Spitz at 580-562-3181 Ext. 257 or [email protected] .  The student’s High School Teacher of Record works directly with the WTC Special Needs Representative to enroll students while attending high school.