Meridian Technology Center Offering Information Course on How to Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Exam

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Meridian Technology Center will offer a free two-hour information session on December 17 for individuals who are considering navigating the naturalization process.

“From understanding eligibility requirements to obtaining necessary documents and preparing for the formal exam, the process to become a U.S.  citizen can be daunting,” said Jennifer Tressler, Adult Education Instructor/Coordinator. “This information course is designed to help attendees understand what it means to gain citizenship. Hopefully, attending this will put them more at ease with the entire process.”

The two-hour course is for non-native speakers and does not take immigration status or visa type into consideration. The class will cover what to expect on the citizenship test as well as information on a free 10-week citizenship class that Meridian will offer in summer 2020.

The Citizenship Class Preview will be held on December 17 from 6 pm to 8 pm on Meridian’s campus. There is no cost for the class, but registration is required. For more information, contact Jennifer Tressler at [email protected], (405) 377-3333 ext. 327 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

Additional information sessions will be offered in February and March. Information on course dates and times will be available in early 2020. 

Support for English Language Learners

With the belief that language should not be a barrier to reaching career goals, Meridian offers support services for individuals throughout the district whose native language is not English.

Educational English/Spanish Translator Angela Vivar works with Spanish speaking students enrolled in Meridian’s full-time career training programs. In this role, Vivar works closely with students and their instructors to ensure Spanish speaking students fully understand the theoretical concepts in their career training program. Vivar also helps students translate their coursework, homework and exams. This semester, 10 students are taking advantage of Meridian’s translation services.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, Meridian offers free English as a Second Language classes that focus on strengthening the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes are based on skill level and available during the day and evening. For more information on these classes visit

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, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.

For more information or to enroll visit or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.