The RRTC Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professional morning and afternoon chapters recently elected officers for the 2020-2021 school year. The students elected as officers are:
AM Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter: Haleigh Johnson, Temple HS, President; Tori Spruill, Duncan HS, President; Kaydi Allen, Duncan HS, Vice-President; Lauran Absher, Duncan HS, Secretary; Ashley Souter, Marlow HS, Treasurer; Estrella Sanchez, Marlow HS, Reporter; and Brooklyn Sullivan, Velma-Alma HS, Parliamentarian.
PM Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter: Jade Gallaher, Duncan HS, President; Marissa Chandler, Comanche HS, Vice-President; Hope Cummings, Waurika HS, Secretary; Rolando Perez, Velma-Alma HS, Reporter; Emma Rouse, Empire HS, Parliamentarian; and Cheyanne Young, Duncan HS, Historian.
Red River Technology Center Graduates 45th Practical Nursing Class
Sixteen Practical Nursing students from Red River Technology Center recently received their pins and diplomas during an unusual graduation ceremony held June 18, 2020, in the RRTC Business and Industry Center parking lot. That’s right…the parking lot.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this class completed their practical nursing training via distance learning, and in following with recommended CDC guidelines, the RRTC administration had to come up with a unique way of celebrating their accomplishments.
Superintendent Dennis Loafman delivered the welcome speech to students and their families as they sat in parked cars, evenly spaced around the lot to manage social distancing.
“This is definitely not how you thought your year would go or how we planned on celebrating your accomplishments,” Loafman said. “However, this is the perfect example that we never know what life will bring us and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication you showed in handling this situation and completing this program.”
Before the pinning ceremony began, Practical Nursing Director Amanda Churchman MSN, RN, spoke about some of the challenges students faced.
“We all did something that has never been done before and your instructors could not be more proud of you,” she said. “And we don’t want to even get started on the Zoom call problems! But you guys stuck with us, we all got through it together, and this class will always be bonded in a special way because of it.”
After praising the students, Churchman announced some honors and awards the nursing students received during the school year. Those receiving awards on the night of graduation were:
Michelle Johnson, Karrie Patton, Kammi Snodgrass, and Smantha Solomon were all named Outstanding Practical Nursing students for the 2019-2020 school year. This award would have normally been presented during the annual RRTC student awards assembly.
Brittany McBride was named Outstanding Fellow Student by a vote of her peers.
Sarah Whiteman received the Award for Outstanding Theory Knowledge and Kimberly Breeze received the Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice. Duncan Regional Hospital – Tower Three received an award for Best Clinical Facility, and Aley Morales, RN, and nurse on Tower Three at DRH, received the Nursing Mentor Award.
Kimberly Breeze, Kasey Beavers, Brittany McBride, and Sarah Whiteman represented the top 10 percent of the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing class and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held in early March.
Several students also placed at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference, which was held online this yeara due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students placing were: Jessica Sikes, first place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking; Mallory Bearce, Kadie Ellis, Aubrey Ottwell, and Karrie Patton, second place, Creative Problem Solving; Brittany McBride, second place, Health Care Photography; and Kirsten Litke, third place, Biomedical Laboratory Science.
Churchman introduced the graduates, who came one at a time from their cars, while Practical Nursing instructors Krissy Bohn MSN, RN, and Liz Baxter MSN, RN, presented diplomas and nursing pins to the graduates, while each graduate was pinned by a member of their family.
The 2019-2020 graduates are: Jessica Sikes, Kasey Beavers, Samantha Solomon, Kirsten Litke, Brittany McBride, Michelle Johnson, Kimberly Breeze, Bailey Wesberry, Mallory Bearce, Haley Clark, Maya Luna, Aubrey Ottwell, Kammi Snodgrass, Sarah Whiteman, Karrie Patton, and Silver Boston.
***All short-term classes must be paid for by 4:30pm on the first day of class. Accepted payment forms are: cash, check, and credit/debit card. Credit and debit card payments can be made over the phone.
See below for a list of Plans of Study for short-term courses.
Enrollment ends: March 10, 2021
Classes begin: March 22, 2021
Classes end: May 12, 2021
Enrollment ends: May 26, 2021
Classes begin: June 1, 2021
Classes end: July 22, 2021
Short-term Courses – Plans of Study
Who is eligible?
1. Anyone who is age 16 or older (or 18 and older for any medical related courses) and resides within the boundaries of the following 13 school districts is eligible to enroll:
Bray-Doyle, Central High, Comanche, Duncan, Empire, Grandview, Marlow, Ryan, Temple, Terral, Velma-Alma, Walters and Waurika.
2. Persons residing outside the named districts may also enroll. The tuition rate is increased for non-district residents. Call 580-255-2903 for details.
Applying – Easy as 1-2-3-4
Check the class schedule and select the class you wish to take.
1. Phone (580) 255-2903 or Toll-Free 1-888-607-2446 to enroll.
2. Stop by the Technology Center in person at 3300 West Bois D’Arc in Duncan.
3. Fill out the enrollment form and mail or fax it to the Technology Center.
4. Enroll via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, social security number, address, phone number, the class for enrollment, and class date and time (if more than one option).
Tuition and Fees for Short Term Courses:
Tuition is due and payable in full the first day of class. The cost for books, supplies, and materials will vary, depending on class requirements.
Residents outside the Red River Technology Center district will be charged an increased tuition rate.
Tuition will be refunded upon withdrawal from a short-term adult class as follows:
After the 1st class 100% minus a $10 registration fee
After the 2nd class 75%
After the 3rd class 50%
After the 4th class 25%
No refunds will be issued after the 5th class meeting.
No refund will be issued for classes which are 24 hours or less in length. Withdrawal must be done in person or by phone.
All short-term adult education classes require a minimum number of students. A class is subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. Every effort will be made to notify enrolled students if a scheduled class cannot be held.
FREE Adult Education/HSE Classes!
2020-2021 Class Dates:
August 17 – December 17, 2020
January 11, 2021 – May 13, 2021
June 1 – July 22, 2021
Monday through Thursday – 8:00am to 11:00am and/or 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Pre-registration for all classes is required and students must schedule and appointment for a pre-test before attending class.
For more information, call Janice Gay at 580-255-2903, ext. 222.
Effective immediately: anyone wanting a copy of their High School Equivalency GED®/HiSET® transcript or diploma must request it at www.diplomasender.com or call (855) 313-5799.
The GED®/HiSET® test is designed for people who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school. Individuals 18 years of age and older (persons 16-17 with special permission) may receive a high school diploma issued by the State Dept. of Education upon successful completion of the GED®/HiSET® test. The GED®/HiSET® test is available in computer-based format only.
- Credit/Debit card payment only
- PearsonVue GED® is $34 per test section – $136 total; HiSET® is $20.25 per test section – $101.25 total.
- Registration is limited to testing lab seating
- Sign up for testing online 48 hours before testing date
Pre-registration is required and must be completed online at www.hiset.ets.org or www.MyGED.com. RRTC is an authorized PearsonVue and ETS HiSET® Testing Center for the computer-based GED®/HiSET® test.
Please contact Janice Gay, Adult Education Coordinator at 580-255-2903 or 1-888-607-2446 ext 222 for information concerning the GED®/HiSET® test, test accommodations and GED®/HiSET® Prep courses that are available at no cost.
GED® Test Schedule:
April 7, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 5, 2021
May 12, 2021
June 6, 2021
June 16, 2021
June 23, 2021
July 14, 2021
July 21, 2021
Test subjects may be taken one at a time.