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What is the College 2 Career Program?

The College 2 Career Program is a combined effort by Connors State College and DHS to prepare TANF recipients for a career and success in the work environment.


What does the College 2 Career Program do?

Career Exploration

Students can research and explore career possibilities and receive structured guidance before deciding what training they would like to pursue.  Job shadowing is available to assist in narrowing the student’s interests.

Life Skills

Often, life skills are a predictor of success in the workplace.  The College 2 Career Program acknowledges this and provides training in areas like budgeting, nutrition, personal appearance, and problem-solving to help ensure workplace stability.

Job Placement

Once a student completes their training component, staff will assist in the employment process.  This will include assistance with resume writing, interview skills, job search, and even transportation if needed.

When does College 2 Career meet?

Monday-Friday, 12 months a year except for most major federal holidays.

Muskogee, Cherokee, and Wagoner counties are required to be at the College 2 Career Program classroom 35 hours per week during the hours of 8:00-3:30 daily.

Where is the College 2 Career Program located?

Connors State College, Port Campus located at, 2501 North 41st Street East.

Room 6



Degrees Offered

Associate Degrees

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (CSC & ICTC)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (CSC & ICTC)
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture


  • CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
  • LPN (Licensed Practical Nursing)
  • CM (Certificate of Mastery Child Development)
  • CA (Certificate of Achievement Child Development)


College 2 Career Program Staff

Heather Darnell       

Program Coordinator


Patty Thornburg

Administrative Assistant



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