National Park Technology Center

Description of Programs

The National Park Technology Center is a secondary area career & technology center that serves the public schools in the Garland County area. The secondary center is available to junior and senior high school students. Program offerings are two years in length. Second year students have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing and apprenticeship activities. Instruction in the areas offered by the center prepare students for entry-level employment and provide the foundation for further education. Use the tabs on the right side of this page to view information about specific programs.


Eleventh and twelfth grade students are eligible to enroll in all training areas. Students may enroll in August by contacting the home high school counselor or principal. All students, including returning students, must complete an enrollment application before being considered for admission in any of the training areas.

Priority in enrollment is given to students as follows:

  • Returning second-year students
  • First-year juniors
  • First-year seniors

Enrollment is limited in each of the training areas. Due to space restrictions and safety concerns, students may be asked to choose an alternate training program or alternate time. In addition to the guidelines listed here, each program area has other specific guidelines that are used to determine enrollment, which are listed with the program descriptions. The final determination of enrollment in any of the programs will be at the discretion of the program instructor and the center director.

All students enrolling in the secondary center programs will have a photo ID badge. ID badges are required to be worn while on campus. There is no charge for the initial ID badge. Replacement badges will cost $5.00 each.