College Credit

College credit at Pioneer Tech is applied toward an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) in Tonkawa, or Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSU IT) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. College credit is earned for the work you complete in your career tech classes, no extra assignments! Students may seek college credit at NOC or OSU IT AFTER full admission to the college, completion of 12 hours of college coursework, with successful completion of approved Career-Tech Cooperative Alliance Program (CAP) programs. This credit may only apply to an approved A.A.S. CAP degree program.

The Associates of General Studies degree from Cowley was developed for students who have obtained career major hours from Pioneer Tech. To be eligible for Cowley graduation, students must complete the general education requirements and transfer at least 660 career major hours or 32 technical credit hours to complete the technical requirements of this degree. If students transfer to Cowley College with less than 32 technical credit hours, additional general education courses must be successfully completed before receiving the degree. If needed, these students can choose additional general education courses that best meet their needs. A minimum 15 credit hours must be completed at Cowley College in order for a degree to be granted.

The A.A.S. degree is a technical degree designed for students seeking employment upon graduation. This degree is designed to enhance employment opportunities. The number of hours a student can earn for college credit is determined by the career major. 


  • Save on college expenses

  • Shorten the time needed to earn a college degree

  • Transition from high school to college to career

  • Avoid course duplication

  • Include your college coursework on your resume

  • Become promotable in your career

Health Career Certification students may be eligible for 9 college credits at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for their Bachelors of Nursing degree and test out of 3 more hours if appropriate coursework has been completed.

Admission Requirements

High School Juniors or Seniors:
Enroll in a PTC career major with a Cooperative Alliance Agreement

  • ACT composite of 19 or

  • PLAN composite of 15 or

  • 2.5 GPA

  • Application form

  • Enrollment form(s)

  • Parent Statement of Understanding

Adult Students:

  • Enroll in a career major with a Cooperative Alliance Agreement

  • Previous college transcript/s (if applicable)

  • High School transcript

  • Application form

  • Enrollment form/s

  • Statement of Understanding (OSU IT)

Lori Evans

Lori Evans

Counselor/Student Services Coordinator