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2022 Commencement (Saturday, May 14, 2022)

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:
Amy Ames
Chief of Staff
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: 573-897-5224

Program Times

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Automotive Collision 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 and Grounds Management


Civil Construction Technology


Civil Engineering Technology


Drafting and Design Engineering Technology


Electrical Distribution Systems


Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology


Industrial Electricity


Nuclear Technology


Utility Systems Technician


Business Administration


Computer Application Development


Dental Assisting Technology


Heavy Equipment Operations


Medical Radiologic Technology


Networking Systems Technology




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

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center on Saturday, May 14.


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 Amy Ames at Amy.Ames@statetechmo.edu or (573)897-5224. 

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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