Great Plains Technology Center

Adult Career Programs

Sometimes when you have a goal in mind you have to give it your full attention. If you are between jobs, needing to up your skills game or simply ready for a career change, you'll want to consider one of our full-time programs for adults. Great Plains Tech offers full-time adult programs.

3D Animator - Lawton Campus

  • Collaborate in teams to create unique 3D animation, computer graphics, and video games
  • Produce animated short films, special effects and graphics
  • Work with cutting edge technology such as motion capture systems, virtual reality, and 3D printing

Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each August & January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Automotive Service Technician - Lawton Campus

  • Maintain and repair both domestic and foreign alongside an ASE Master Technician in a full-service automotive center
  • Optimize vehicle operation and performance using critical thinking
  • Analyze, diagnose, repair and maintain basic and advanced automotive systems

Career Focus: Prepared for Student ASE Certification, immediate employment, further education and ASE Certification

1050 Hours

Begins each January and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Carpentry I - Lawton Campus

  • Work in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Work individually and in teams to design and construct meaningful projects for the community
  • Operate a wide range of professional power tools to complete projects in the shop and at the work site

1050 Hours

Begins each January and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Carpentry I - Frederick Campus

  • Work in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Work individually and in teams to design and construct meaningful projects for the community
  • Operate a wide range of professional power tools to complete projects in the shop and at the work site

Begins each August; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Carpentry II - Lawton Campus

  • Work in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Work individually and in teams to design and construct meaningful projects for the community
  • Operate a wide range of professional power tools to complete projects in the shop and at the work site

1050 Hours

Begins each January and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Combination Collision Repair Technician - Lawton Campus

  • Assess, estimate, repair, and refinish a wide range of vehicles
  • Use modern welding, sanding, masking, painting, and technical processes
  • Apply professional techniques of metal fabrication, adhesive repair, and creative refinishing

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate professional employment, student ASE certification, and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each January and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Combination Welder - Lawton and Frederick Campus

  • Operate fire and electricity to design, dismantle and construct a wide range of metal products
  • Develop the confidence, work ethic, team cooperation, and stamina necessary for a career in fabrication
  • Utilize a wide range of welding processes to earn essential industry recognized certifications

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate professional employment and continued education

1050 Hours

Begins each January, and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment for Lawton campus or 580-335-5525 for the Frederick campus.


Construction Technology I - Frederick Campus

  • Build a residential home from design through complete construction and sold to raise funds for scholarships
  • Work in all aspects of residential and commercial construction including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications to construct wood products and structures from rough lumber to finish grade

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, apprenticeship completion and further education

1,050 Hours

Begins each August; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Construction Technology II - Frederick Campus

  • Build a residential home from design through complete construction and sold to raise funds for scholarships
  • Work in all aspects of residential and commercial construction including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications to construct wood products and structures from rough lumber to finish grade

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, apprenticeship completion and further education

1,050 Hours

Begins each August; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Cosmetologist - Frederick Campus

  • Works in all aspects of cosmetology including, hair stylist, nail technician, esthetician, salon owner/manager, cosmetology instructor, and retail specialist
  • Hand and eye coordination that will allow you to be creative and visualize styles and color
  • Build a professional relationship with clients and other cosmetologists

1,500 Hours

Begins each August please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Criminal Justice Officer - Lawton Campus

  • Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training including advanced self-defense tactics
  • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, bag evidence, and interrogate suspects
  • Explore how state and federal laws work to keep our communities safe

Career Focus:
Prepared for employment, advanced law enforcement training, military service, and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Culinary Coordinator - Lawton Campus

  • Coordinate the culinary team that plans menus, prepares, and serves entire meals with proper etiquette and safety in a cafeteria setting and/or catering at community events
  • Cook alongside professionals preparing appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, etc. to everyone’s delight
  • Express individual creativity and great customer service by using developed culinary skills and coordinating with other members of the culinary team to help deliver a unique dining experience

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each August & January, please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Culinary Hospitality Assistant - Lawton Campus

  • Work as a key member of the culinary team that develops, prepares, and serves entire meals with proper etiquette and safety in a cafeteria setting and at community events
  • Cook alongside professionals preparing appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, etc. to everyone’s delight
  • Express individual creativity and great customer service by using developed culinary skills to help deliver a unique dining experience

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment and further education

1,050 Hours

Begins each August & January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Cyber Security Forensics Specialist - Lawton Campus

  • Conduct cyber investigations to defend against criminal and terrorist threats
  • Utilize advanced file access methods, reconstruction maneuvers, and data recovery processes
  • Protect computers and networks through the configuration of powerful software security programs

Career Focus:
Prepared for further education and immediate employment

1050 Hours

Begins each August and January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.
 


Electrical Level I - Lawton Campus

  • Design, stage, and install residential electrical wiring for power control systems from “rough in” to “finish”
  • Use logical thinking and math to interpret blueprints, program equipment and layout design
  • Supply power to a wide range of systems and structures according to the National Electrical Code

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship completion, advanced certifications, and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each August & January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Firefighter/EMT Academy

This fulltime program is 6 months long and will cover the following courses:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazardous Materials - Awareness and Operations
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II

Career Focus: Prepared to sit for the EMT, Hazmat and Firefighter certification exams

Call 580-250-5535 to speak to one of our counselors for enrollment information. Apply today! Our next class starts January 9, 2023.


Graphic Design and Photography - Lawton Campus

  • Shoot commercial photography and video clips for print and web media
  • Perform professional copy shop operations

Career Focus: Prepared with a professional portfolio for further education or immediate employment

1050 Hours

Begins each August & January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Service Careers - Lawton Campus

  • Keep the work environment sparkling clean and safe
  • Many graduates work in the hospitality, school and health care housekeeping and custodial areas

Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment and or transitional workforce development

1,050 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Information Technology Services - Lawton Campus

  • Design, setup, and maintain the systems that run the Internet
  • Assemble, upgrade, and repair computers and peripherals
  • Work individually and in teams using the same technology as professional engineers

Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment or college in Computer Science or Management Information Systems

1050 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Long Term Nurse Aide - Lawton Campus

Long-term Care Aides play a vital role in the health care team. They help patients with routine healthcare needs, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. They are often employed in long-term care facilities and hospitals. Additionally students are provided the opportunity to use the theory in practical clinical experiences. Students must pass the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s certification exam for long term care aides to work in most facilities.

Please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Medical Office Assistant - Lawton Campus

  • Build a strong customer relationship with patients and clients using ethical standards and professionalism
  • Develop your computer skills to a higher standard utilizing medical and health industry software
  • by using software applications and processes utilized by business and medical professionals
  • Develop and use a second language: medical terminology

Career Focus: Prepared for further education and immediate employment

1050 Hours

Begins every August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Multimedia Assistant - Frederick Campus

  • Use professional editing software to create projects including broadcast productions, digital illustrations, and animations
  • Work with computers, digital photography, and multimedia software to design eye-catching promotional materials
  • Discover, develop, and express your unique artistic styles through creative marketing campaigns

1050 Hours

Begins each August; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Network and Computer Systems Administrator - Lawton Campus

  • Configure, install, and manage data networks, servers, firewalls, remote access, and wireless technologies
  • Work individually and in teams using the same technology as professional network engineers
  • Work in a professional help desk and network administration environment to meet client needs in a rapidly changing industry

Career Focus: Prepared for further education, advanced certifications, and immediate employment

1050 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Practical Nurse - Lawton Campus

  • Utilize effective communication and critical thinking skills to deliver quality patient care
  • Provide patients with physical and psychological care for the treatment of various diseases
  • Develop clinical skills and hands on experience in a wide range of health settings

Career Focus: Prepared for LPN licensure, immediate employment, and further education

1,463 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability and application requirements.


Practical Nurse - Frederick Campus

  • Utilize effective communication and critical thinking skills to deliver quality patient care
  • Provide patients with physical and psychological care for the treatment of various diseases
  • Develop clinical skills and hands on experience in a wide range of health settings

Career Focus: Prepared for LPN licensure, immediate employment, and further education

1,463 Hours

Begins each August. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment to check for seat availability and application requirements.


Residential HVAC Technician - Lawton Campus

  • Design, fabricate, install, and maintain heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Torch, braze, and solder pipes and fittings to install or repair compressors, condensers, chillers, and pumps in a wide range of HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Design, layout, and fabricate sheet metal ducts and a wide range of environmental components

Career Focus: Prepared for further education, apprenticeship, advanced certification and immediate employment

1050 Hours

Begins each August & January; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Surgical Technologist - Lawton Campus

  • Experience all aspects of the operating room including robotics and invasive surgeries
  • Hands on, close exposure to anatomical structures of the body
  • Work side by side with professionals who are trained to save lives i.e. surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses

Career Focus: Prepared for National Surgical Technology certification, immediate employment, and further education

1,185 Hours

Begins each August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability and application requirements. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Video Producer - Lawton Campus

  • Develop, produce and deliver unique video and audio projects for TV and commercial broadcasts
  • Work individually and in teams to create dynamic films, news packages, music videos, and commercials to exceed client expectations
  • Showcase your artistic talents using professional audio/visual equipment and editing software

Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment and further education

1050 Hours

Begins each August; please visit with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Respiratory Care 

Radiologic Technology

Respiratory Care and Radiologic Technology are offered in association with Cameron University.  

For information, call Cameron University's Academic Advising Center at 580-581-6741