Great Plains Technology Center

3D Animator

3D Animation Student Giving Presentation

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • 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

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


As a 3D Animator student, you will learn animation skills to develop products for the web, mobile devices, computer games, entertainment training simulations and live video. You will learn to create animated sequences that convey a story through the application of traditional film making principles in the 3-D computer graphics environment. Gain the skills you need to become a Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Associate, and/or get your Autodesk industry certifications. (Advanced Effects for Motion Graphics is an optional course that may be added to this career program).

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.

3D Animator (Three-Dimensional Animator), 3D Artist (Three-Dimensional Artist), Animator, Artist, Digital Artist, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Motion Graphics Artist, Multimedia Producer – Approximate Pay Potential: $20-35 per hour. (O*NET source: 27-1014.00 – Special Effects Artists and Animators)

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: $25.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $25.00

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:

  • Adobe Certified Expert: Adobe After Effects
  • ACP: Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop
  • 3D Animator
  • Motion Graphics Artist

Applying for this Program

Stephen Alexander

Stephen Alexander
3D Animation Instructor


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

Useful Information

Program Begins

August & January


"Working on 3D Animation and Game Projects is a blast. A lot of hard work goes into the projects but it always pays off in the end."

Stephen Alexander, Instructor