Meridian Technology Center Releases New Short Course Offerings

Sheila Edgerton sands a bookshelf she built in the Woodworking short course. Each semester Meridian offers a variety of short courses that focus on personal and professional development. For a complete listing of short courses visit or to register online.

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Meridian Technology Center recently announced new personal and professional development short courses.

“We have a wide variety of classes for people to explore in the next few months. In addition to our on-campus personal and professional development options, we have added a variety of virtual course offerings,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Short-Term Courses.

Residents throughout the Meridian district will receive a Course Catalog with complete course offerings. Virtual classes will have an icon to denote the learn-from-home option. Virtual course offerings include the Cooking for 1 or 2 webinar, medical basics that are Practical Nursing program prerequisites, Entrepreneur Essentials, and 1 Million Cups.

“We’re always looking for new course offerings and ways to improve the classes that we regularly teach. With concerns regarding COVID-19, we are able to harness technology to make learning and training as easy as possible,” Lester said.

Many of Meridian’s Business and Industry Services offerings are moving to a virtual platform for the fall. The Lunchtime Learning series, as well as Leadercast Women and the Supervisory Academy, will be offered virtually. Computer Training Services has also launched Microsoft Monday, a live-online training series that will cover topics in Outlook and Excel.

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 of the professional development short courses have classes during both the day and evening hours and often meet one or two times during the week.

Meridian has a new set of classes each spring, summer and fall. For a complete listing of this semester’s courses, visit If there is a short course that you would like to see offered at Meridian, contact Titus Lester at [email protected] 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, 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.