About Us

Tri County Tech, one of 29 public technology centers in the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education System, serves the residents throughout the northeast Oklahoma counties of Washington, Nowata, and Osage. TCT has a vision of inspiring success through life-changing learning experiences. With a goal that no student should be denied an education due to inability to pay, TCT provides scholarships and funding for student expenses such as medication, gasoline, clothing, and food. TCT has sustained top 25% nationally rankings for student completion/retention and placement for eight fiscal years. The institution also increased graduate wages to well above the national average while growing its own revenues 34 percent since 2009–without federal funding and despite a sizable reduction in state funding. This past year, we served 648 full-time students. We also provide customized business and industry training programs, community education classes, event and meeting services. 21,184 students were served by these activities.

If you are interested in one of our programs or need more information, please call 918.331.3333, stop by the main office, or email EnrichingLives@TriCountyTech.edu. We look forward to speaking with you.

Our Vision: Inspiring Success Through Life Changing Learning Experiences

Our Mission: Providing Superior Training


  • Oklahoma Career Tech
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • National Communication Association: Commission on Accredidation & School Improvement

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Our Vision


In order to successfully complete Vision 2020, TCT will need to accomplish many things. We will have to develop Programs, pioneer initiatives and capture the creativity and passion of those that are committed to our vision of “Inspiring Success Through Life-Changing Learning Experiences.”

Vision 2020 is a vision inspired by those who had the courage to establish the great system of technology centers that we enjoy today; a system that has been recognized as the nation’s best. I am inspired by our students that entrust us to help them realize their dreams.

It is also a vision inspired by the great educators and friends of TCT that are committed to the success of our students.

Tri Country Tech’s plan for the future is well organized, and it allows for a steady progression with noticeable and tangible results. This is a vision that is achievable because it represents who we are, what we do and how we do it. Vision 2020 will guide us to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our customers who are our students, our partners in business and industry, and our stakeholders.

The vision and journey presented in this document will take TCT to the year 2020 in a deliberate process designed for success. I am unequivocally committed to these goals and the future of TCT. As we continue to strive for excellence, our staff remains dedicated to using the best practices and finding innovative ways to inspire the success of our students through life-changing learning experiences. That is the Tri Country Way.

Best Regards,

Lindel Fields

Superintendent & CEO

Our Board

President John Woolman

Zone #5 | Term Expires – 2023

Vice President George Halkiades

Zone #2 | Term Expires – 2020

Clerk Gil Greenwood

Zone #3 | Term Expires – 2021

Deputy Clerk Mary Mashunkashey

Zone #4 | Term Expires – 2022

The Tri County Tech Board of Education is represented by five members serving five-year rotations and representing their respective zones. Tri County Tech board meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at Tri County Tech.


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Meet the Tri County Tech Family

Tri County Tech is a high-performance organization that strives to hire the best and the brightest talent. The ultimate goal is to find the perfect candidate not only for the position itself but also for that special someone who will meld naturally within the TCT culture.

Want to become part of the team? Check to see if we have any openings here.