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2023 Commencement (Saturday, May 13, 2023)

More information including times will be here soon.

Previous year commencement photos can be found here or by clicking the link of the sidebar.

Location: State Tech Activity Center
Please click here to view the campus map.

Contact us:
Katy Minnix
Executive Assistant to the President
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Email: katy.minnix@statetechmo.edu
Phone: 573-897-5120

Program Times

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Automotive Collision Technology

Automation & Robotics Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance

Electronics Engineering Technology

General Technology/MFA

Heavy Equipment Technology

Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Powersports Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Welding Technology

Commercial Turf & Grounds Management

Civil Construction Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Drafting and Design Engineering Technology

Electrical Distribution Systems

Electrical Technology

Electric Power Generation Technology

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology

Nuclear Technology

Utility Systems Technician

Business Administration

Computer Application Development

Dental Assisting Technology

Heavy Equipment Operations

Medical Radiologic Technology

Networking Systems Technology

Nursing (Associate Degree in Nursing)

Physical Therapist Assistant

Practical Nursing Technology

General Information

'Day Of' Instructions

  • Graduates should arrive no earlier than 1 hour and no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled graduation time (See above).
  • Graduates are asked to limit the number of vehicles per graduate.
  • Once students arrive, they will need to go straight into the front entrance of the Osage County Community Center (Building 12 on the campus map) . Further directions will be given to students once they enter the building.
  • Family and friends need to walk to the Activity Center (Building 11 on the campus map).

Please note: Face masks are recommended but not required on Graduation Day.

Cap and Gowns

Pick up details will be announced at a later date.


The State Tech Marketing team will be taking pictures all day. Students will be getting their picture taken before the ceremony and when they receive their diploma as they cross the stage. Pictures will be sent out to students after Graduation, and will be our gift to you.

Live Streaming Options

The State Tech Graduation ceremonies will be streamed on multiple platforms such as Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. Follow us on these platforms to view the live stream.


The State Tech Bookstore will be open on Graduation day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.! The Bookstore will be located in the Activity Center Game Room. Online ordering is also always available.  Click here to visit the Bookstore online. Congratulations from the State Tech Bookstore. We are proud of you! 


Restrooms will be available in the Osage County Community Center and the Activity Center.

ADA Accommodations for Students

Students that need any ADA accommodations at Graduation, should contact Katy Minnix at katy.minnix@statetechmo.edu or (573)897-5120. 

Manager at Capital Hauling

2022 Guest Speaker

Rusty Dutton

Rusty Dutton has been in the construction industry for almost 25 years. After graduating from Centralia High School in 1996, Dutton began honing his skills at State Technical College of Missouri. In 1997, he graduated from the Heavy Equipment Operations program and started his career. While working primarily in heavy highway construction, Dutton has worked in multiple capacities from the field to the office leading him to his current role as manager of Capital Hauling. Dutton also serves on the Centralia R-6 Board of Education, Central Missouri Political Action Committee for the Builders’ Association, Emerging Leaders Committee for the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association and is a Kiwanis member. Most importantly Dutton is a husband and father. Dutton and his wife, Jessica, have been married for 21 fantastic years. They are parents to Tanner, a junior in high school, and Raleigh, a seventh grader. Dutton and his family reside on their farm in Audrain County and are members of Parkview Christian Church. Outside of work and other commitments you will likely find Dutton at his children’s sporting events or working to improve his farm. Unless it is turkey or deer season, then he is hunting. Dutton also enjoys spending time with his two Labrador Retrievers, Willie and Waylon, who love riding shotgun in the ranger.

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