Short courses

Short courses offered at Meridian’s campus in Guthrie; new classes announced for fall – Guthrie News Page

STILLWATER, Okla. – Meridian Technology Center recently announced new personal and professional development 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 classes at each campus, in addition to listing classes by categories, the fall catalog also features offerings listed by campus location.

“We hope this layout will make it easy for people to find the classes they want in the location that’s most convenient for them,” said Titus Lester, Adult Training and Development Coordinator at Meridian.

Lester noted that offerings this fall include a mix of new courses and familiar favorites. New professional development classes include Wastewater for Realtors CEU; evening classes in air conditioning and refrigeration that lead to learning opportunities, and classes related to building a workforce of film crew members to help Oklahoma recruit more of movies in the state.

In addition to classes taught on Meridian campuses, the school’s Learn Locally series has resumed. The courses in this collection are delivered offsite and in partnership with local businesses. This fall, Meridian will offer classes in Perry related to healthcare, photography, business, finance, personal care and general hobbies. Classes 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 are delighted to extend our services to a wider area of ​​the district. Our goal is to provide the types of classes that District residents want to take in locations that are both familiar and easy to access,” added Lester.

Short course selections

In addition to providing full-time job training for high school and mature students, customized business solutions for local industries, and support for budding entrepreneurs, Meridian also serves as a place where district residents can develop their skills and explore. their interests.

Each semester, Meridian offers hundreds of courses. Many short professional development courses have classes during the day and evening and often meet once or twice during the week. If time is a factor, online training is also available.

Short courses are led by instructors who are content experts passionate about a particular subject. The courses offered are based on the interest of residents of the district and the search for an instructor with this specialization. Meridian will host a round-trip event at its South Campus from 4-7 p.m. on August 25 to recruit instructors for short course offerings at both campuses.

Meridian offers a new set of classes each spring, summer, and fall. For a complete list of courses this semester, visit meridiantech.edu/catalog. If there is a short course you would like to see offered at Meridian or if there is a course you would like to conduct, contact Titus Lester at titusl@meridiantech.edu or (405) 377-3333.

Meridian Technology Center has been an engine of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time professional training programs, short courses, labor and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support for residents of the School Districts of Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater . The school has locations in Stillwater and Guthrie. Meridian is one of 29 schools in Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.

For more information or to register, visit meridiantech.edu or contact a guidance counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.