Surgical Technology Program - History
The Metro Technology Centers (Metro Tech) Springlake Campus is located at the site of what used to be an Oklahoma City landmark - Springlake Amusement Park. This historic fun park was opened in 1922. For more than 60 years, generations of Oklahomans looked to Springlake as the ideal spot for entertainment, dancing, and breathtaking rides, such as the legendary "Big Dipper" roller coaster.
The amusement park was plagued with numerous fires over its many years of operation. In 1981, after yet another devastating fire, Springlake Amusement Park was closed. But, one bright note still remains in the final chapter of Springlake's history. The passing of the old park has made it possible for future generations to build the skills that will bring more lasting happiness and security than all the cotton candy, thrilling rides and concerts the world could hope to hold.
The Springlake property (95 acres) was purchased in June 1982 by the Metro Technology Centers Board of Education. It is now known as the Springlake Campus. Metro Technology Centers is now a career and technology education district with five campuses serving the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. We offer a variety of training and career programs to high school students, adults and business and industry. Currently, 32 full-time programs and hundreds of short-term and online classes are available, as well as customized training for business and industry.
Metro Technology Centers is a Gold Star School. The Gold Star School Award recognizes technology centers that have met rigid and demanding criteria, demonstrating a high level of excellence.
As part of the continuing philosophy of meeting the needs of the community, Metro Technology Centers initiates an educational program for Surgical Technology in August, 1991. The program was established to align with the core curriculum in Surgical Technology.
The Surgical Technology Program was one of the first programs to be housed in the then newly built Health Careers Center (HCC).
Since the program began in 1991, Metro Tech has provided the education for numerous students to enter the health care environment as entry level Surgical Technologists. Many of the Surgical Technology graduates are employed in area hospitals and medical facilities. Some have gone on to serve as doctors and other leaders in our health care community. The Metro Tech Surgical Technology program sets a high standard and is well respected by employers of local medical facilities
The Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by: The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Oklahoma Board of Career and Technical Education, and North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.