Meridian Technology Center Offers New Personal and Professional Development Options for Summer at Main Campus in Stillwater and South Campus in Guthrie 


Sherryl Nelson and her son Camdon show off the sweet treats they made during a recent short course at Tech. Meridian has announced new short courses for the summer. Residents can now take courses at Meridian’s main campus in Stillwater and the South Campus in Guthrie.

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Summer is the ideal time to invest in yourself with personal and professional development courses offered by Meridian Technology Center.   

“Whether you’re interested in developing new skills for the workplace or if you just want a fun night out with your friends, we offer classes to meet those needs at our main campus in Stillwater and now at our South Campus in Guthrie,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Adult Training and Development.   

Each semester Meridian offers hundreds of courses that allow district residents to expand their skills and explore their interests. Many of the professional development courses have classes during both the day and evening hours, while personal enrichment classes meet one or two nights a week. If time is a factor, online training is also available.   

“We have a wide variety of classes for people to explore throughout the summer. The addition of the South Campus allows us to offer more classes in a location that is more convenient to a large part of our district,” Lester added.  

Notable short courses that will be offered at the main campus in Stillwater include Cryptocurrencies 101, Keeping Your Daily Life Secure, Electric Vehicles: What to Know, Introduction to 3D Printing and Defensive Driving. Several cooking classes will also be offered. Examples include Candy Making, Slow Cooker Meals, Mexican Cooking and Pies from Scratch. Cooking classes provide a hands-on demonstration and samples to take home.    

Short Courses at the South Campus in Guthrie 

Meridian’s South Campus in Guthrie will host several short courses in the areas of starting a business, cooking, computers, health, photography and navigating adulthood. Classes are offered during the daytime and evening hours. Visit meridiantech.edu/southcampusclasses for a complete listing.   

For those interested in preparing for a career in Oklahoma’s growing film industry, Meridian’s First Capital Film Crew Institute, an initiative at the South Campus that prepares individuals for a career in the film crew industry, will begin offering its first classes in late April. Initial offerings include courses on becoming an extra in film and TV as well as an introduction to working in film as a member of the crew. Workforce training to prepare for more advanced film crew careers, including 1st and 2nd Director training, will begin in late May. Additional short courses that the Film Crew Institute will offer this summer include Gripping and Rigging, Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, and Set Carpentry and Construction. For information on the First Capital Film Crew Institute, visit meridiantech.edu/firstcapital or contact Project Manager Justin Smola at justins@meridiantech.edu.  

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. Register online at meridiantech.edu/shortcourses. If there is a short-term training course that you would like to see offered at Meridian, contact Titus Lester at titusl@meridiantech.edu 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.