Franklin Technology Center – Joplin, MO

3950 East Newman Road, Joplin, MO 64801 Office (417) 659-4400

Franklin Technology Center (FTC, Franklin Tech) is an area technical school under the supervision of the Joplin School District. The mission of Franklin Tech is to provide outstanding career and technical educational programs that offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for employment in increasingly complex work settings.

On May 22, 2011 an EF-5 tornado destroyed the 2020 Iowa campus. Sixty days later a remodeled warehouse at 420 Grand became the temporary home for Franklin Tech until a brand new school could be built. The new Franklin Tech opened September 2014 at 2220 Indiana near the location of the destroyed site. The new Franklin Tech campus has the most advance technology to-date for an area tech school.

The Center’s primary goal is to offer technical programs that cultivate each student for rewarding careers by developing a harmonizing relationship between students and professional educators to prepare individuals for success careers and a lifelong learning in Health, Business, Computer Technologies, and the Trades with hands-on experience to meet the community’s needs. Franklin Tech is committed to comprehensive programs of vocational education for all students to ensure that they have a span of educational experiences, which will enable them to develop communication and critical thinking skills and acquire technical skills to better themselves and the surrounding community.

Photograph of a group of tradespeople. Trade, tech and healthcare trade school programs

Franklin Technology Center offers a variety of trade school programs in the healthcare, trade & tech industries.  See the list of programs by clicking here (this info is subject to change without notice).

For the most updated listing of offerings, contact Franklin Technology Center at (417) 659-4400 or click here.

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Here is a look at some of the courses offered at the Franklin Technology Center in Joplin:

Culinary Arts – Our Culinary Arts Program offers a hands-on learning environment with career-based instruction lead by local area professionals.

Collision Repair – Classroom and Lab instructions are effectively coordinated to give the student the skills needed to repair a damaged vehicle as an auto body technician.

Diesel Mechanic – A Diesel Mechanic Certificate can lead to a respected career in one of the many  specialty areas of the field, including self employment, industry fleets, dealerships, or privately owned trucking companies.

HVAC – Classroom instruction includes lectures and demonstrations that focus on a step-by-step process of building an understanding of the principles and theories used in HVAC/R industry.

Welding – Instruction covers basic technical skills of welding. A combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations and lab instruction that includes practical hands-on exercises to give employable skills to the students.

Practical Nursing – Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for the sick, injured, convalescing, and handicapped under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

Medical Assistant – This exciting career offers students the opportunity to obtain the training needed to assist physicians both in the clinical (back office) area and in the administrative (front office) setting.

Surgical Technology – Surgical Technologists work with registered nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, and other personnel- delivering patient care before, during, and after surgery.

Respiratory Care – The Respiratory Care Program is designed to prepare students to be employed in the hospital, clinic, laboratory, and alternate care settings such as the patient’s home.

Dental Assistant – The Dental Assistant Program will offer students the opportunity to obtain the training needed to assist the dentist in providing care for patients.


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