What is the FOCUS program?
The FOCUS program is a culmination of efforts provided by Connors State College and Indian Capital Technology Center to prepare TANF recipients for success in the work environment.
What does FOCUS do?
Students are able to research and explore career possibilities and receive structured guidance prior to deciding what training they would like to pursue. Activities like program shadows and job shadows assist in narrowing interests.
Students can improve their basic academic skills like writing, vocabulary, and math while progressing through the programs core curriculum. This aids in a fluid transition into their desired technical training component.
Often times, life skills are a predictor of success in the workplace. The FOCUS program acknowledges this and provides training in areas like budgeting, nutrition, personal appearance and problem solving to help insure workplace stability.
Numerous technical training programs are available with varied formats. These include a college certificate program, full time technical and short term technical. Please read further for an abbreviated listing.
Once a student completes their training component, staff will assist in the employment process. This will include help with resume writing, interview skills, job search, and even transportation if needed.
When does FOCUS meet?
Monday-Friday, 12 months a year with the exception of most major federal holidays.
Muskogee and Wagoner counties are required to be at FOCUS 35 hours per week during the hours of 8:00-3:00 daily.
Cherokee county is required to be at FOCUS 35 hours per week during the hours of 8:00-3:30 daily.
Where is FOCUS located?
Muskogee and Wagoner counties meet at the Connors State College, Port
Campus located at 2501 North 41st Street East and at Indian Capital
Technology Center, Muskogee Campus located at 2403 North 41st Street East.
Cherokee County meets at the satellite classroom in Tahlequah. The classroom is located at 1217 Park Hill Road.
(Approximately one year)
Computer Information Services:
- Business and Computer Technology
- Information Technology
- Graphic Communications
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
- Automotive Collision/Repair Technology
- Automotive Service Technology
- Machine Tool Technology
- Building and Grounds Maintenance
- Culinary Arts
- Hospitality and Tourism
Short Term Programs*
(Two weeks to three months)
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
- Medical Terminology
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
- Medical Transcription
- Medication Aide Technician (MAT)
- CNA/Long Term Care/Home Health Aide
- Security Guard (Unarmed and Armed)
- Commercial Drivers License Training (Bus Driver)
*Courses may vary by location