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What is the FOCUS program?

The FOCUS program is a culmination of efforts provided by Connors State College and DHS to prepare TANF recipients for success in the work environment.

What does FOCUS do?
Career Exploration…
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.

Life Skills…
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 ensure workplace stability.

Job Placement
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.

Tahlequah Classroom

When does FOCUS meet?

Monday-Friday, 12 months a year with the exception of most major federal holidays.

Muskogee, Cherokee, and Wagoner counties are required to be at FOCUS 35 hours per week during the hours of 8:00-3:30 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?

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

Degrees Offered

Associate Degrees

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


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