STILLWATER, Okla. – Meridian Technology Center has recently announced new personal and professional development short courses for the fall.
With the opening of Meridian’s South Campus in Guthrie, short courses are now offered at two locations. To help district residents quickly find courses at each campus, in addition to listing courses by categories, the fall catalog also has offerings listed by campus location.
“We hope this layout makes it easy for people to find the classes they want at the location that is most convenient to them,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Adult Training and Development.
Lester noted that offerings this fall include a mix of new courses and familiar favorites. New professional development classes include Wastewater for Realtors CEU; nighttime courses in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration that lead to apprenticeship opportunities, and courses related to creating a workforce of film crew members to help Oklahoma recruit more films to the state.
In addition to classes held on Meridian’s campuses, the school’s Learn Locally series has resumed. Courses in this collection are held off-site and in partnership with local businesses. This fall, Meridian will offer classes in Perry related to health care, photography, business, finance, personal care and general hobbies. Courses will be held at the Perry Chamber of Commerce or 611 Bakehouse. Additionally, Meridian has partnered with the Stillwater, Pawnee and Guthrie public libraries to offer a selection of computer and technology-related courses this fall.
“We’re excited to expand our services to a broader area of the district. Our goal is to offer the types of classes that district residents want to take in locations that are both familiar and easy for them to access,” Lester added.
Short Course Selections
In addition to offering full-time career training for high school and adult students, customized business solutions for local industries, and assistance for budding entrepreneurs, Meridian also serves as a place where district residents can expand their skills and explore their interests.
Each semester Meridian offers hundreds of courses. Many professional development short courses have classes during both the day and evening hours and often meet one or two times during the week. If time is a factor, online training is also available.
Short courses are led by instructors who are content experts that have a passion for a particular topic. Courses offered are based on interest from district residents and finding an instructor with that specialization. Meridian will host a come-and-go event at its South Campus from 4 – 7 p.m. on August 25 to recruit instructors for short course offerings at both campuses.
Meridian has a new set of classes each spring, summer and fall. For a complete listing of this semester’s courses, visit meridiantech.edu/catalog. If there is a short course that you would like to see offered at Meridian or if there’s a course you’d love to lead, contact Titus Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 377-3333.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. The school has locations in Stillwater and Guthrie. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.
For more information or to enroll, visit meridiantech.edu or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.