Great Plains Technology Center

Culinary Program

Culinary student with a friendly smile getting pizza out of the oven.
Culinary student with a big smile holding tongs.
Culinary student with a big smile in bright shirt holding a spatula.

Who can attend?

  Adult

  High School


You will learn to:

  • 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

Location

Lawton - Main Campus

Description

You will learn how to complete non-structural collision repair and automotive refinishing in this program. We cover non-structural damage analysis and minor dent repair, plastics repair, all aspects painting and refinishing. You also learn how to use various tools to repair damage, remove and install handles, moldings, trim, and bolted body parts. Another feature you will learn is  MIG welding to industry standards following I-CAR standards. The program also includes painting preparation, sanding processes, color matching and adjusting color, removing and installing glass, and the process of written estimates.  Handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and selecting proper personal protective equipment and maintenance is also covered. The hours completed in this program are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

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.

Steward/Dishwasher/Utility Person, Cold Food Cook, Hot Food Cook, Server, Cashier, Bakery Cook, Manager – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-35 per hour.  (O*NET source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/35-1011.00 or https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9051.00)

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  

Culinary Hospitality Assistant - Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Misc. Expenses: $149.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $149.00

Culinary Coordinator - Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Textbooks: No cost to student
  • Misc. Expenses: $149.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Textbooks: $150.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $149.00

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:

  • Advanced Culinary Arts 
  • Basic Culinary Arts 
  • ProStart National Certification of Achievement

 


"I like demonstrating and teaching my students how core academics, like math and science, are used in the everyday world around them. I also like watching students gain the skills and self confidence through Culinary Arts and FCCLA participation that allow them to be successful in the work place. It is exciting to watch students develop an interest in one of the areas in the kitchen and then work on individual projects that allow them to independently learn and better understand."
Lori Grant, Instructor

Applying for this Program

Ginger Seibold
Ginger Seibold
Culinary Arts Instructor

Contact:
580-250-5623 
gseibold@greatplains.edu

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

Lori Grant, Culinary Arts Instructor
Lori Grant
Culinary Arts Instructor

Contact:
580-250-5622 
lgrant@greatplains.edu

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

Useful Information

Culinary Hospitality Assistant

Culinary Coordinator

Program Begins

August & January