Francis Tuttle is home to several unique programs designed to cater to the specific needs of our students.
The AMC was developed to accommodate a shortage of highly skilled technicians in the manufacturing industry. Most manufacturers in Oklahoma are of a relatively small size, and demand cross-trained professionals in areas such as precision machining, instrumentation and control, welding and automated manufacturing.
Girl Tech is a mentoring program developed to encourage females in their pursuit of non-traditional careers in science, engineering and information technology. Students are partnered with professional women in a related industry, and participate in activities designed to motivate and develop their skills.
Both the Pre-Engineering Academy and the Biosciences and Medicine Academy are college preparatory programs, developed to prepare students for the rigor of university degree programs in the respective industries of engineering and healthcare or medicine.
The Melrose Construction Trades Program provides training for young
people on probation with skills for this high growth/high demand and
economically vital industry for Oklahoma and across the U.S.
O & P technicians design and build orthotic devices (braces, splints) and prosthetics (artificial limbs). Francis Tuttle’s O & P Technician program is one of only a small handful in the U.S.
Project Hope is a highly successful dropout prevention and recovery program developed to assist district high school students to obtain their high school diploma, as well as professional career skills preparing them for successful employment. After completion, a number of these students go on to college.
Project SEARCH is designed for students with significant
disabilities to assist them with a plan to transition from school to
employment through innovative workforce and career development. Project SEARCH is a collaborative partnership between Francis
Tuttle Technology Center, Mercy Health Center, the Oklahoma Department
of Rehabilitation Services, and the National Center for Disability
Education and Training.
SLA is designed to maximize leadership capabilities for students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and have been identified by their instructors as having leadership potential. SLA features a series of development opportunities in areas such as team building, personality type recognition, public speaking and community service.
TOP helps welfare recipients reenter the workforce. The program is funded by the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconcilliation Act of 1996 and various state initiatives “to get welfare recipients trained and employed.”