Best of Edmond: Platt College

Derek Nettles graduated from Platt College and went on to become a chef at the Governor’s Mansion. In 2010, Marshall Brock used the training he gained at Platt to land a job as country singer Jason Aldean’s personal chef. He now travels around the country with Aldean on his tour bus.

These are only a few examples of how Platt College’s career training programs give graduates the experience to embark on a successful career, wherever innovative thinking can lead them.

Established in 1979, Platt College is one of Oklahoma’s largest private colleges, with 5 campuses across the state specializing in Allied Health, Culinary and Nursing programs. Kim Lamb, the director of admissions and marketing, says the college has now added technology career training to its list of long-standing successful careers.

The family atmosphere and sincere interest in the outcome of their students is what makes Platt unique, says Lamb. Unlike most big colleges, Platt is able to offer an atmosphere that is much closer to a one-on-one training environment.

“We have a tremendous amount of hands-on training so that the students are more fully prepared and confident when starting their career,” says Lamb.

Lamb knew from a young age that she wanted to work in education. At Platt, she says, she says she loves most the “sense of accomplishment we have on a daily basis because we’re actually helping people find a direction in their lives, helping them to improve themselves, and them to graduate and go on to successful careers.”

Platt maintains open enrollment throughout the year and classes start quarterly. More information can be found at

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