Press Releases

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 […]

Learn Mobile App Development Fundamentals

Great Plains Technology Center will offer a series of classes in mobile app development. The first in the series, “App Development Fundamentals: Learn to Code,” will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m. September 4th through December 6th. In this introductory course students will learn what it takes to create a mobile app. Fundamental coding […]

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. Successful completion of this course satisfies the DOD MSF card requirement. It waives the Oklahoma written and driving […]

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’ CYBER SECURITY FORENSICS PROGRAM RECEIVES CHECK

Congratulations to Wes Sloan and the Great Plains Technology Center Cyber Security Forensics program. Representatives from Alias Forensics and OneNet presented the program a $1000 check. The funds were raised during the recent GPTC Cyber Security Conference, and will be used to help offset the cost to send two students to the Business Professionals of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Plains Technology Center to offer Truck Driver Training course this summer

Great Plains Technology Center in partnership with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center will offer a Truck Driver Training (Class A CDL) course here at the Great Plains campus. Dates for the 6-week, 253 hour course are July 10-August 18. The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million […]

Great Plains Technology Center Named Gold Star School for 11th time

Great Plains Technology Center was named a Gold Star School for the 11th consecutive year at the 49th Annual Oklahoma Association of Career and Technical Education (OKACTE) held in Oklahoma City, August 1-2, 2016. The Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers developed criteria for the Gold Star School Award establishing technology centers as exceptional in service […]