The two groups of the first class of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) arrived at Western Friday, August 16 to tour the campus and to access services they will need for the upcoming semester. Project Lead the Way is a bio-med program hosted by Southwest Technology Center that allows students to concurrently enroll in approved Western courses in conjunction with their work at the tech center. Students receive college credit leading toward an Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics and Sciences while attending high school, SWTC and Western.
Brenda Krieger, SWTC Director of Student Services said, “Through the cooperative efforts of Southwest Technology Center and Western Oklahoma State College, students in southwest Oklahoma schools are able to participate in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Program which is a unique program developed for students wanting to earn advanced medical degrees. This program was developed in order to give students hands-on experiences geared toward medicine as well as rigorous college curriculum in order to prepare them for these advanced studies in the math/science fields. We are excited to partner with WOSC and believe that everyone will benefits from the cooperative effort.” rs are excited to partner with W Dr. Jason, Morrison, Western Dean of Arts and Sciences welcomed the students and said, ” This is an exciting opportunity for you and I applaud you for your eagerness about your education.” David Castellanos, a PLTW and Altus High student remarked, ” I want to be a surgeon and this program means a chance at a better future for me.”
During the fall 2011 semester, representatives from SWTC met with Western’s Dean of Technical Education, Chrystall Overton, Dean of Arts and Science, Jason Morrison and Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services, Lisa Greenlee to discuss this new academic program which requires post-secondary course, program and faculty sharing between the two institutions. Photo Cut lines AM group