Great Plains Technology Center

Service Careers

Student using disinfectant and rag to clean a table.

Who can attend?

 High School

You will learn to:

  • Keep the work environment sparkling clean and safe
  • Many graduates work in the hospitality, school and health care housekeeping and custodial areas

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


This program prepares students to work in the hospitality industry as an assistant to a custodian. Instruction includes hand tools, chemical safety, maintaining floor and other surfaces, laundry, and facility care.

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.

Custodial Services – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-13 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  

Culinary Hospitality Assistant - Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Misc. Expenses: $13.00

Certification Outcomes:

  • Competency Profile
  • Hospitabilities


Enrollment is by special permission only.
For more information contact our Disability Services Coordinator, Kristy Barnett.

Disability Services Coordinator, Student Services
Kristy Barnett
Bldg. 100/Room 107
Great Plains Technology Center
4500 W. Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Phone: 580-250-5531


Nadine Hanefield instructor for hospitality services

Nadine Hanefield 
Service Careers Instructor


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

Useful Information

Program Begins


"Teaching at Great Plains prepares students to be Career Ready upon completing this program. Great Plains provides all resources and facilities in order for me to properly train students for careers as "1st Impression and Cleaning Specialists". Students will know the importance of cleanliness for our local community businesses and proficiently perform a variety of custodial, laundry, and janitorial duties for healthcare, hospitality/hotels, education and office spaces. I love teaching this student population. Great Plains gives me the tools and resources to truly prepare students to go to work. 

Everyone has a desire to contribute to their livelihood, have pride in jobs well done, and opportunities in their communities. Great Plains Technology Center training opens doors for students!"

Nadine Hanefield, Instructor