Pryor Center

MidAmerica Industrial Park

4059 Redden Street
Pryor, OK 74361
Phone: 918-825-4678
Fax: 918-825-4681
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Charles Harrison
Director
918-825-4690
charles.harrison10@okstate.edu

Na-komas Blackford
Administrative Assistant
918-825-4678
nikie.blackford@okstate.edu

Don Schultz
Manufacturing Technology Lead Instructor
918-825-8924
don.schultz@okstate.edu

Beginning this fall, OSUIT will be phasing out for-credit instruction at the OSUIT Advanced Training Center located within the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. OSUIT-MAIP will no longer be accepting applications to the Pryor center, and only courses for existing degree programs will be offered. The Industrial Maintenance and Manufacturing degree programs will only be offered on the Okmulgee campus. 

For current OSUIT-MAIP students: 

OSUIT will provide an instructional “teach-out” through August 2019 for those students who are already enrolled in our Electromechanical and Manufacturing degree programs and will work with you individually to assess your path to completion. 

For information about the teach-out options, contact Dr. Sheryl Hale at 918-293-5130 or Charles Harrison at 918-825-4678.

OSUIT will continue to offer customized training through our Workforce & Economic Development division.

Our educational programs are designed to teach the latest technology in the respective areas and build the skills which are in high demand and garner a high wage. Students have two options within both programs of study. All courses are college accredited and can be applied to an Associate of Applied Science degree or students can choose the Certificate Training option. Click the links below to learn more about the programs.

Educational Programs

Electromechanical Technology

The Electromechanical Technology program prepares students for high wage job opportunities in many different areas. Our Graduates play a vital role in keeping our high-tech world running. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain the systems and processes in a variety of industries. Graduates experience a multi-disciplinary program that allows them to be a highly productive team member; often bridging the gap between the engineer and the layperson that is charged with implementing the design. For more details click here.

Employment/Placement Demand

Because of the level of skill and responsibility required, positions in the area of electromechanical technology usually offer above average pay and benefits. As large and small companies continue to install high-tech production systems, graduates from this program are provided with opportunities for advancement into management positions. Typical starting titles include, Control Systems Technician, Instrumentation/Automation Technician, Electrical/Electronic Maintenance Technician and Instrumentation Technician. Typical starting salaries range from $35,000 - $45,000 per year. There are many opportunities locally in this field and oftentimes students are offered positions even before they graduate from their program.

Facilities and Equipment

Industry support of the program allows for current industry standard equipment in the classroom, which provides an authentic learning environment for students. Equipment such as state of the art motor control trainers, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and instrumentation equipment are used in the learning experience provided to OSU Institute of Technology students.

Manufacturing Technologies

The Manufacturing Technology program prepares students for job opportunities in many different areas of the economy. Students experience a multi-disciplinary program that allows them to be a highly productive team member in the work place. Students are expected to become more than just experts in machine operation. Educational experiences at OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP prepare students to be effective team members, problem solvers and leaders. Students are exposed to the "big picture" and not just their area of the manufacturing process. For the entire program click here.

Employment/Placement Demand

Even in today’s slowing economy there is a shortage of qualified machining technicians and the need is expected to continue to grow as the aging workforce begins to retire. Currently there are over 20,000 job openings nation wide and growing as workers retire more quickly than new qualified workers are available. Placement has been near 100 percent with typical starting salaries ranging from $28,000 - $40,000 per year.

Facilities and Equipment

The equipment and technology available allows the students to become well versed in the machining and fabrication trade. Students will train on a variety of equipment including Haas Automation machining centers, Bridgeport conventional mills, Dimension 3D printers and SolidWorks CAD/CAM software.

Manufacturing Information Links

Facilities

OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP has a mission to train individuals for the high tech world of manufacturing. In that spirit OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP ensures that its training facilities and equipment mimics that which is used in industry. Through its partnerships with vendors and companies OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP has been able to secure the latest technology so that students can learn on the same high-tech equipment which they will operate and maintain in the future. From software to hardware you can count on the best at OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP.

In addition to the cutting edge equipment and technology, OSU Institute of Technology / MAIP has high-speed internet access and distance learning capabilities through two-way interactive video. These services are available to all OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP students and clients. The center also maintains an online library which provides immediate access to the many publications, periodicals and journals maintained by the OSU library system.

The center can also provide space which can be used for seminars and meetings of all types. Various sized rooms are available to meet your exact needs, furnished or unfurnished. In addition OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP can provide you with all of your presentation equipment and material needs.

Testing & Assessment

OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP has a full service assessment and resource computer lab which students can utilize for a variety of services. Below is a listing if the services provided through the assessment center.

WorkKeys

Employers today want to make sure that when they hire, they make the best hire possible. Many employers today are requiring potential employees to take assessments to determine their basic skill levels and ability to learn. In response to this trend, the state of Oklahoma has implemented a Career Readiness Certificate program utilizing an ACT assessment system called WorkKeys. This assessment system determines abilities in areas deemed important by today's employers, including Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP is a certified CRC assessment center and can administer this assessment for individuals or companies. WorkKeys Assessments are given by appointment only. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

ACT Compass

OSU Institute of Technology requires all of its potential students to take the Compass exam prior to enrolling. OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP can administer this assessment whether you plan to attend the MAIP Training Center or the main campus in Okmulgee at no charge.

MSSC Assessments

OSU Institute of Technology is a certified Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Assessment Center. Testing is provided for the Certified Production Technician program, allowing individuals to demonstrate their understanding of core skills and knowledge though four assessments based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards.    Delivered online, each assessment contains about 80-90 multiple-choice questions (paper versions are available in special circumstances).  Individuals are allowed 90 minutes to complete each assessment.  MSSC provides assessment scores as soon as the individual completes an assessment showing whether an individual met the “cut” scores for passing.  This immediate feedback includes a diagnostic report for the individual showing how he or she scored on the key work activities.  This information is intended for self-improvement and is provided to all test-takers whether they pass or not. Assessments are provided in the areas of Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Candidates must pass all 4 assessments to earn the Certified Production Technician certification. Training for the certification is also available. Assessment fees include $60 for registration and $40 per assessment. Contact our office to register.

Library Resources

OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP provides students with a wide variety of library resources needed to be successful in their educational ventures. The center provides direct access to the many online library services which the university has to offer.

Workplace Training

OSU Institute of Technology/MAIP is committed to providing high level training programs to local employers that meet specific needs. The center offers training programs in a variety of technical areas including safety, maintenance, quality, production processes, machining  and more. The center has many resources available to customize these programs as well.

Safety Awareness

Provides baseline knowledge and skills needed to maintain a safe and productive work environment and ensure the safe use of equipment in the workplace.

Key activities include:

  • Working in a safe and productive environment
  • Perform safety and environmental inspections
  • Perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams
  • Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action
  • Provide safety orientation for all employees
  • Train personnel to use equipment safely
  • Suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor safe equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices
  • OSHA 10 or 30 certification included.

Quality Practices & Measurement

Enhances existing knowledge and skills needed to maintain quality and implement continuous improvement processes, and ensure that product and process variances meet quality standards. 

Key activities include:

  • Participate in periodic quality audit activities
  • Check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment
  • Suggest continuous improvements
  • Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  • Document the results of quality tests
  • Communicate quality problems
  • Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Record process outcomes and trends
  • Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading
  • Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools

ISO Root Cause Analysis

A workshop structured course that provides instruction for individuals performing corrective action, continual improvement and other quality management system tasks. Practical exercises are included to ensure learning is achieved.

Manufacturing Processes & Production

Develops existing knowledge and skills needed for the production of products to meet customer needs while ensuring the manufacturing process meets business requirements.

Key activities include:

  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product
  • Documents product and process compliance with customer requirements
  • Prepare final product for shipping or distribution

Maintenance Awareness

Provides the core knowledge of preventive maintenance and enhances existing skills in the identification and performance of equipment maintenance used in the production process. 

Key activities include:

  • Perform preventive maintenance and routine repair
  • Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
  • Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule
  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:

    • Electrical Systems
    • Pneumatic systems
    • Hydraulic systems
    • Machine automation systems
    • Lubrication processes
    • Bearing and couplings
    • Belts and chain drives