Rose State College
Rose State College has established the Training Center to provide unique professional development opportunities to the area’s workforce. The Training Center assists businesses in every facet of employee development from selection through retirement. The Training Center has developed many workforce programs that include the Leadership Lab, the Oklahoma Environmental Training Center, healthcare workforce training, Lean Six Sigma training and the Government Contracting Training Academy.
The programs are taught in the new state-of-the-art, 32,000-square-foot Professional Training and Education Center. The facility features a tiered auditorium seating 95, as well as nine additional classrooms including the Quad, a multipurpose classroom that can be divided into two or four instructional areas. To ensure training clients receive a high return on their training dollar, the center is developing several modes of delivery, including on-campus courses, workshops at the client’s site, online instruction and post-training activities to reinforce the training message. The Training Center’s client list includes Midwest Regional Hospital, Boeing, Standard Arrow and several Tinker Air Force Base organizations.
Rose State College established the Government Contracting Training Academy to assist Oklahoma small businesses in bidding on and receiving federal contracts. Through a dynamic program including classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring, the academy’s three-level certification program provides the information and tools on how Oklahoma businesses can serve this multi-billion dollar industry. The academy is funded by an Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Economic Development Grant.
Rose State College provides lower division credit for the Tinker Air Force Base Supervisory/Management training program. Tinker personnel who successfully complete the specific courses may earn up to 15 college credit hours that can be applied to an associate degree or a bachelor's degree.