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Student Built House

The eighth house built by Great Plains Technology Center Building Trades students is now for sale.   The 16-hundred square foot home features three large bedrooms and two baths and is “tricked out” from to bottom.  Upgrades include top tier granite, laminated wood floors, energy efficient vinyl windows, extra insulation lifetime vinyl shingle siding, stacked rock […]

Great Plains Technology Students Receive Entrepreneurship Certificates

Several high school students embarked on a new initiative within their Great Plains Technology Center program…entrepreneurship awareness. This seven module program exposed students to the concepts of business ownership and management. The students who completed the program during the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, were presented certificates of completion from GPTC’s Small Business […]


Oklahoma’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Donna Gradel, was the featured speaker at the Great Plains Technology Center Scholarship Luncheon, November 1st. A science teacher, Gradel is now in her 30th year of teaching, the last 23 of which have been at Broken Arrow High school where she teaches Innovative Research and Environmental Science. “Today’s […]


In recognition of its training effort in supporting Fort Sill’s Air Defense, a certificate of appreciation was formally presented to Mike Ferguson-Adult Career Development (ACD) Coordinator, John Noel-ACD Director, and Karen Bailey-Deputy Superintendent September 14th. Making the presentation was Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Hemingway and Command Sergeant Major Giancarlo Macri. CW3 Hemingway is the instructor […]

First Ken Taylor Memorial T&I Scholarship

Great Plains presented its first Ken Taylor Memorial T&I Scholarship today to HVAC student Brandon Strange-pictured second from left. Kay Taylor represented the family. Also pictured are HVAC instructor Zach Sale and Superintendent Clarence Fortney. Mr. Taylor was one of the original six instructors hired by GPTC in 1971. He taught Drafting for six years […]

Surgery Robot Demonstration at Surgical Technology Open House October 10th

The Da Vinci Portable Surgery Robot will be demonstrated at Great Plains Surgical Technology Program’s Open House, Wednesday, October 10th in the Health Careers Building (700). The Open House will also give prospective students an opportunity to learn about Surgical Technology as a career and about the application process for Great Plains full-time Surgical Technology […]

High School Student Aim High with Great Plains’ Project Lead the Way/STEM Courses

Biomedical Science and Medicine If you’re thinking of a career as a physician, nurse, forensic scientist or biomedical technican and you’re creative, motivated and inspired, Biomedical Science and Medicine could be the springboard you need for college success. You’ll solve problems, make discoveries, create projects all while utilizing teamwork and displaying leadership. Through the exciting […]

Motorcycle Rider Courses this Fall

Great Plains Technology Center will offer the Basic Rider Course, sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). This course covers the basic fundamentals of motorcycling. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how to safely ride a motorcycle with numerous types of fake ids. Successful completion of this course satisfies the DOD MSF card requirement. It […]

MEET, GREET, AND COMPLETE Event Thursday, August 9th from 4-7 p.m

Principal Kirk Mullenix is ready to greet new and returning high school students at our second annual MEET, GREET, AND COMPLETE event Thursday, August 9th from 4-7 p.m. in the Worley Seminar center located in Building 300. Students will meet their instructors and fellow students; get their supply lists; complete forms; get their ID card; […]

Great Plains Students Capture Innovative Award at World Championship

Great Plains VEX Robotics Team bested more than 500 other teams from around the world and won the INNOVATE Award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship held in Louisville, KY.  Both Great Plains teams engineering notebooks were also recognized as among the top six.  The INNOVATE Award is presented to a team that demonstrates […]