Great Plains Technology Center

Graphic Design And Photography

Student with many artistic tattoos taking pictures with big camera.

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

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

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


Discover an introduction to a range of careers in the Graphic Design field. You will use a variety of professional applications – Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create a variety of advertising and publication design layouts. You will also learn professional camera operation, use of copy machines and finishing and bindery techniques. You will create a portfolio of work assigned to demonstrate mastery of subject matter.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Photographer, Copy Specialist, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Binding/Finishing Operator, Graphic Designer – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-35 per hour.  (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1000 hours - 9 months to complete  

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Misc. Expenses: $85.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $85.00

See Cost Sheet for details. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships are also available for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:


  • Photographer
  • Bindery Operator
  • Copy Center Technician
  • Graphic Designer


  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Print and Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign


Applying for this Program

Bunnie Craddock
Graphic Design & Photography Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Useful Information

Program Begins

August & January