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More than 1,400 fifth graders explore career possibilities

Great Plains Discovery Zone introduced more than 1,400 fifth graders to eight different career areas. The students from Lawton Public Schools (and several other Great Plains partner schools) discovered how to make slime in Biomedical Sciences, lift a fingerprint in Criminal Justice and listen to their hearts by using a stethoscope in the Health Class. […]

Online Courses by ed2go

Learn more about Great Plains online choices in this article from the Lawton Constitution.  Thanks to reporter KW Hillis and photographer Michael Pope. http://archive.lawton-constitution.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VExDLzIwMTcvMDgvMTMjQXIwMTEwMg%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

COMBINATION COLLISSION/AUTO BODY “APPLY NOW. START NOW”

If you are interested in Auto Body Technology as a career there’s never been a better time to get started at Great Plains.  There are immediate openings in the full-time Combination Collision program for both adult and high school students.  Tuition is free for high school students.  Financial aid is available to adult students who […]

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GREAT PLAINS!

With the Great Plains Technology mobile app, you can stay up-to-date with what’s happening on campus with a touch of the button! Easily navigate through current news and events, job announcements, or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter. Quickly retrieve contact information, view course catalogs, and receive important announcements […]

Instructional Vehicles Purchased with Johnston-Scott Contribution

Automotive Service Technology instructors Michael Thomason and Allen Whittaker know how to stretch a dollar.  They were able to take a $25,000 contribution to the program from Janey Johnston-Scott, couple it with a small expenditure from the school and turn the funds into two instructional vehicles.  Both instructors felt strongly that the newer vehicles, (both […]

Conference Table

It took the Great Plains village to custom build a one ton, 17ft. x 6’ Conference Table   They say it takes a village to raise a child – well it took many members of the Great Plains Technology Center village to custom-build a one-ton conference table for the new Business Development Center. When Lawton […]

INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT BOTH COLLECT NATIONAL AWARDS FOR THEIR I.T. LEADERSHIP

Pre-Engineering instructor Trecia Karinshak and Pre-Engineering Junior, Hope Chambers were both honored recently by the National Center for Women in Information Technology, NCWIT.  Mrs. Karinshak won the 2017 Oklahoma Affiliate Educator’s Award while Hope won NCWIT’s 2017 Award for Aspirations in Computing.  Mrs. Karinshak coached Great Plains Soldiers of Technology VEX Robotics Team that competed […]

Business Development Center – Formally Open

Great Plains formally opened its business incubator, the Business Development Center on Friday, May 4th. A standing-room-only crowd showed up to celebrate completion of the 28,000 sq. ft. facility, Southwest Oklahoma’s newest business incubator. The Business Development Center is an attempt at “do-it-yourself” economic development. Its goal is to take fledgling firms and provide space […]

Students Commit to Attend Great Plains Technology Center

Nearly 300 students solidified their commitment to attend GPTC for the 2017-2018 school year by signing an official Letter of Intent. Students accepted into Great Plains Technology Center’s high school career majors completed their admissions process by signing an official Letter of Intent to attend Great Plains for the 2017-2018 school year during the inaugural […]

Business Development Center and Open House

Great Plains Technology Center’s BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday, May 5th, 2017 10:00 a.m. 1601 South West Park Ridge Lawton, OK OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR Friday, May 5th, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   The Open House will follow the formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that will take place in the center’s McMahon […]