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


Advanced EMT - Main Campus

Main Campus

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of pre-hospital emergency medicine at the Advanced EMT level. The Advanced EMT level course reviews EMT knowledge and emphasizes the treatment of shock using intravenous infusion, respiratory management with the use of adjunctive airway devices, pathophysiology, and general pharmacology.  

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


Advanced Firefighter - Main Campus

  • Experience the satisfaction of being a first responder, saving lives, fighting fires, and contributing to a safe community
  • Operate a wide range of firefighter and life-saving equipment alongside professional firefighters and EMTs
  • Rescue victims, mitigate chemical spills, manage wildfires, and use the Jaws of Life o extricate trapped victims

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment and further education

705 Hours

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


Automotive Service Technician - Main 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 - Main 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 - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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 every six weeks; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Carpentry II - Main 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 - Main 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 - Main 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, May, and August; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Construction Technology I - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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 every six weeks; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Construction Technology II - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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 every six weeks; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Cosmetologist - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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 every six weeks; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Criminal Justice Officer - Main 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 - Main 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

Now taking applications for August 2020; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Culinary Hospitality Assistant - Main 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

Now taking applications for August 2020; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Cyber Security Forensics Specialist - Main 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; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Early Education:  Pathway to Your National Credential - Main Campus

This program prepares students for a beginning framework for entering the field of education. Students will learn theory, create lesson plans, as well as put their plans into action. Students will complete several field experiences that will help them have knowledge of the requirements and characteristics that are needed by a teacher. 

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


EMT Basic - Main Campus

Prepare yourself for the National Registry Test to become a certified EMT by enrolling in this 216-hour course. Classroom and clinical experience are combined to provide a balanced approach to basic emergency medical care and transportation. You must be 18 years of age for certification.

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


Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic - Main Campus

Prepare yourself for the National Registry Test to become a certified EMT by enrolling in this 216-hour course. Classroom and clinical experience are combined to provide a balanced approach to basic emergency medical care and transportation. You must be 18 years of age for certification.

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


Executive Administrative Assistant - Main Campus

  • Work in an office environment using advanced software and processes utilized by business professionals
  • Explore various types of businesses, accounting applications, and strategies for sound financial management
  • Prepare for employment with organizational skills, money management and resume building

1050 Hours

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


Electrical Level I - Main 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 every six weeks; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Graphic Design and Photography - Main 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 every six weeks; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Hospitality Service Assistant - Main 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 monthly; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Information Technology Services - Main 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 - Main 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 - Main 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 - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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 every six weeks; please check for seat availability. Call 580-335-5525 for an appointment.


Network and Computer Systems Administrator - Main 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.


Pipefitting Welding - Main Campus

Learn how to do quality welding for a variety of construction and manufacturing jobs. You will learn to perform high quality welds in accordance with the welding procedure specifications used in a variety of welding occupations.

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


Practical Nurse - Main 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

Traditional course begins each June; Day FLEX course begins each August and February; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability and application requirements.


Practical Nurse - Branch Campus, Frederick

  • 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

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


Residential HVAC Technician - Main 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 every six weeks; please check with a GPTC counselor for seat availability. Call 580-250-5535 for an appointment.


Surgical Technologist - Main 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 - Main 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 Respiratory Care information, call Adrienne Reid or 580-250-5641 email areid@cameron.edu

For Radiologic Technology information, contact Carrie Baxter at 580-250-5577 or email cbaxter@cameron.edu