Entities that License, Accredit, and Approve SouthernTech and its Programs:

  • Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • State Accrediting Agency for Veterans Affairs

Full-time Programs:

Nurse Assisting and Emergency Medical Services

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health

Clinical Medical Assistant

  • American Association of Medical Personnel

Practical Nursing

  • Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN)
  • Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

Dental Hygiene

  • University of Oklahoma
  • The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

Auto Service Technology, AutoCollision Technology and Diesel Technology

  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a branch of ASE

Architecture and Construction

  • Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation(PAHRA)
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research(NCCER)


  • Oklahoma State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology


  • College Board (approved Advanced Placement Biology and AP Environmental Science curriculum)

Corporate and Career Development

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified Course

  • OK Department of Public Safety Certified Commercial School for motorcycle education