Great Plains Technology Center

Information Technology Services

Student peering into a desktop computer in an effort to trouble shoot a problem.

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • 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

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


This program prepares students to provide technical assistance to computer users in various work environments. Students learn to repair service and troubleshoot personal computers and computer related equipment and to install and configure operating systems and application software. They also learn the basics of networking, including installation, configuration and troubleshooting of hardware peripherals and protocols, as well as network administration duties and providing support for network users. Students gain the technical skills required for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician, CompTIA Linux+, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Certified Novell Administrator, and/or Security Certified Network Professional industry certifications.

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.

Software/Hardware Specialist, Computer Administrative Assistants, Computer Information Specialist, Desktop Support Specialist, Network Administrator, IT Professionals, Applications Developers, Computer User Support Specialist, Technology Mobility Specialist – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-32 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
  • Student Needs Fees: $600.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $82.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $600.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $82.00

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:

  • Certiport ITS: Networking 
  • Certiport ITS: Networking Security
  • Certiport ITS: Device Configuration and Management
  • CompTIA: A+ 
  • CompTIA: Linux+ 
  • CompTIA: Network+ 
  • CompTIA: Security+ 
  • MCSA: Windows 10 Configuring
  • MCSA: Windows 10 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 

Applying for this Program

Jeff Standridge  Information Technology Services Instructor

Jeff Standridge 
Information Technology Services Instructor


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

Useful Information

Program Begins


"What I enjoy most about teaching at Great Plains is the ability to have an impact of the direction people choose for their careers."
Jeff Standridge, Instructor