About Tri County Tech

Who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

Tri County Tech was the first of its kind in Oklahoma, opening its doors in 1968 and continues as a nationwide leader in technical and career education. Tri County Tech is one of 29 technology centers in the state, serving residents throughout Washington, Nowata, and Osage county. We serve high school and adult students with specialized career training in more than 30 instructional areas. High school students living in the tri-county area attend tuition-free, while adults receive affordable tuition.

To learn more about Tri County Tech, reach out to us today!

Our Vision

Inspiring Success Through Life Changing Learning Experiences

Our Mission

Provide Superior Training

Our Values

“Who we are” are our Core Values – the grounding force of our organization:

  • AUTHENTIC: Together, we are bravely genuine.
  • FIERY: Together, we make the impossible happen.
  • HONOR: Together, we value each other as we’d want to be valued.
  • PRINCIPLED: Together, we persistently pursue integrity.
  • EXCELLENT: Together, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday.

These beliefs ensure that our team of educators is focused on the things that will provide quality education and training to our students and business clients.

Tri County Tech Campuses


Tri County Tech
Main Campus

6101 Nowata Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006


Bartlesville Business Development Center

6105 Nowata Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006



Pawhuska Business Development Center

1225 Virginia Short St
Pawhuska, OK 74056



Early Learning Lab

6101 Nowata Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006



Nowata Business Development Center

300 S Pine Street
Nowata, Oklahoma 74048


Our Board Members

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.

board member

George Halkiades

Zone 2


board member

Mike Moore
Vice President

Zone 1


board member

Chad Ellis, PhD

Zone 3


board member

Dorea Potter
Deputy Clerk

Zone 4


Chris Truesdell

Chris Truesdell
Board Member

Zone 5


Accreditations & Resources

Tri County Tech is accredited by Oklahoma Career Tech, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the National Communication Association: Commission on Accreditation & School Improvement.

In accordance with the Oklahoma Government Website Information Act, which requires public bodies to make available on their website’s statutes affecting the public body and its operation, the following links are provided:

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